A Mending at the Edge: A Novel

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Crown Publishing Group, Sep 29, 2009 - Fiction - 416 pages
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"Of all the things I left in Willapa, hope is what I missed the most."

So begins this story of one woman's restoration from personal grief to the meaning of community. Based on the life of German-American Emma Wagner Giesy, the only woman sent to the Oregon Territory in the 1850s to help found a communal society, award-winning author Jane Kirkpatrick shows how landscape, relationships, spirituality and artistry poignantly reflect a woman's desire to weave a unique and meaningful legacy from the threads of an ordinary life. While set in the historical past, it's a story for our own time answering the question: Can threads of an isolated life weave a legacy of purpose in community?


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This is the third book in this series. I appreciated getting to know more about the German-American people who lived in the Aurora Colony in the 1800's. I was angry, sad, sorrowful, and sometimes ... Read full review

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User Review  - Oregonreader - LibraryThing

Based on diaries and historical records, this novel is a fictional account of the life of Emma Wagner Giesy, the only woman sent to the Oregon Territory in the 1850's to help found a communal society ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
10
Section 3
22
Section 4
34
Section 5
49
Section 6
62
Section 7
76
Section 8
90
Section 17
231
Section 18
248
Section 19
261
Section 20
276
Section 21
293
Section 22
305
Section 23
318
Section 24
331

Section 9
102
Section 10
120
Section 11
151
Section 12
165
Section 13
177
Section 14
194
Section 15
206
Section 16
217
Section 25
345
Section 26
355
Section 27
364
Section 28
373
Section 29
385
Section 30
388
Section 31
389
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About the author (2009)

An international keynote speaker, Jane Kirkpatrick's two nonfiction books and fourteen novels, including All Together in One Place, BookSense 76 Bestseller A Name of Her Own and Oregon's Literary 100, A Sweetness to the Soul, blend her clinical social work with her Oregon ranching life and love of history. Her works earn regional and national literary merit including the coveted Wrangler Award from the Western Heritage Center and National Cowboy Hall of Fame. She lives on Starvation Lane with her husband of 31 years, Jerry; and with two dogs and a goat. www.jkbooks.com


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