An Absence So Great: A Novel

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Crown Publishing Group, Mar 16, 2010 - Fiction - 400 pages
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Did photography replace an absence in her life or expose the truth of her heart’s emptiness?
 
While growing in confidence as a photographer, eighteen-year-old Jessie Ann Gaebele’s personal life is at a crossroads. Hoping she’s put an unfortunate romantic longing behind her as “water under the bridge,” she exiles herself to Milwaukee to operate photographic studios for those owners who have fallen ill with mercury poisoning. 
 
Jessie gains footing in her dream to one day operate her own studio and soon finds herself in other Midwest towns, pursuing her profession. But even a job she loves can’t keep painful memories from seeping into her heart when the shadows of a forbidden love threaten to darken the portrait of her life.


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User Review  - debwilson - Christianbook.com

Jessie Gaebele's life couldn't be better. Armed with the knowledge to run her own photographic studio, she decides to help owners run their studios while they are sick with mercury poisoning. She ... Read full review

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I love reading Jane Kirkpatrick books. Whether non-fiction or even when fictional, they are about things that often happen in real life to real people. It would be wonderful if our daily living could ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
3
Section 3
9
Section 4
15
Section 5
21
Section 6
28
Section 7
39
Section 8
43
Section 25
194
Section 26
203
Section 27
214
Section 28
226
Section 29
238
Section 30
244
Section 31
255
Section 32
259

Section 9
52
Section 10
60
Section 11
69
Section 12
72
Section 13
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Section 14
92
Section 15
107
Section 16
115
Section 17
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Section 18
130
Section 19
141
Section 20
147
Section 21
158
Section 22
169
Section 23
172
Section 24
183
Section 33
268
Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
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Section 41
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Section 42
359
Section 43
368
Section 44
372
Section 45
381
Section 46
384
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About the author (2010)

Jane Kirkpatrick is an award-winning, best-selling author of sixteen historical novels, and three nonfiction titles,
including A Flickering Light, the first part of Jessie Gaebele’s story and one of Library Journal's Best of 2009. Known for her unique insights into the exploration of community, family, and faith of actual historical women, the Wisconsin native and her husband have called their ranch in Oregon home for the past twenty-five years.


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