The Daughter's Walk: A Novel

by Jane Kirkpatrick | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1400074290 Global Overview for this book
Registered by loriped of Keizer, Oregon USA on 3/29/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by loriped from Keizer, Oregon USA on Thursday, March 29, 2012
A mother's tragedy, a daughter's desire and the 7000 mile journey that changed their lives.

In 1896 Norwegian American Helga Estby accepted a wager from the fashion industry to walk from Spokane, Washington to New York City within seven months in an effort to earn $10,000. Bringing along her nineteen year-old daughter Clara, the two made their way on the 3500-mile trek by following the railroad tracks and motivated by the money they needed to save the family farm. After returning home to the Estby farm more than a year later, Clara chose to walk on alone by leaving the family and changing her name. Her decisions initiated a more than 20-year separation from the only life she had known.

Historical fiction writer Jane Kirkpatrick picks up where the fact of the Estbys’ walk leaves off to explore Clara's continued journey. What motivated Clara to take such a risk in an era when many women struggled with the issues of rights and independence? And what personal revelations brought Clara to the end of her lonely road? The Daughter's Walk weaves personal history and fiction together to invite readers to consider their own journeys and family separations, to help determine what exile and forgiveness are truly about.


Journal Entry 2 by loriped at Keizer, Oregon USA on Thursday, March 29, 2012
It took about half way through this book before it really grabbed me, which is unusual for books by this author. However, did enjoy the story, but not as much as some of her other works.

Journal Entry 3 by loriped at Keizer, Oregon USA on Sunday, April 8, 2012
Sending out to Ace who selected this in a swap at BookObsessed.

Journal Entry 4 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, April 18, 2012
received in the mail. Thanks :)

Journal Entry 5 by HoserLauren at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Saturday, July 5, 2014
My mom, AceofHearts, passed away from breast cancer on September 17, 2013. Aside from being one of the best people I know, she was an avid reader and took immense pleasure in Bookcrossing, her book club, and reading many great books. Unfortunately she didn't get around to reading this book.

We had similar tastes in books and would share them whenever we read something we enjoyed. This book sounds interesting so I'm going to keep it to read.

Journal Entry 6 by HoserLauren at Little Free Library - Inverary Rd in Burlington, Ontario Canada on Saturday, August 13, 2022

Released 1 mo ago (8/14/2022 UTC) at Little Free Library - Inverary Rd in Burlington, Ontario Canada

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