Item description for A Mending at the Edge (Change And Cherish #3) by Jane Kirkpatrick...
Overview In a richly textured tale of family, hope, and beauty in an ordinary life, Emma Wagner Giesy struggles to find her place inside--and outside--the confines of her 1860s religious community, as she reaches out to others on the fringes of her community. Original. 25,000 first printing.
Publishers Description "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?
Citations And Professional Reviews A Mending at the Edge (Change And Cherish #3) by Jane Kirkpatrick has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Romantic Times - 04/01/2008 page 67
Library Journal - 04/01/2008 page 70
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Studio: WaterBrook Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.9" Width: 5.1" Height: 1" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date May 2, 2008
Publisher WaterBrook Press
Series Change And Cherish
Series Number 3
ISBN 1578569796 ISBN13 9781578569793
Availability 0 units.
More About Jane Kirkpatrick
Jane Kirkpatrick is the award-winning author of many novels, including "A Flickering Light". She is a frequent speaker at conferences and lives in Oregon.
In The Author's Own Words...
If you'd like more information about me, please come visit my website at www.jkbooks.com and click on my blog. My dog also has a blog and you can find out what it's like to be Bodacious Bo, too. A monthly newsletter called Story Sparks is my way of sharing books about authors I enjoy as well as commenting on life and love. You'll find out more about me than you probably ever wanted to know!
One item not listed on my lists of books is my selection included in an anthology called "Crazy Woman Creek: Women Rewrite the American West" published by Houghton Mifflin I also have a piece in Storytellers II, a book published a few years ago by Multnomah Press and a few short selections in Daily Guideposts of a few years back. My first novella, "The Courting Quilt" is part of a collection that made the New York Times bestsellers September 2011 in a collection called Log Cabin Christmas. The rest of my writing, as they say, is history. Or it was until my first contemporary came out this fall. Called Barcelona Calling, it's the story of a writer who loses her way as she seeks fulfillment thinking she'll find it with fame. It's a laugh out loud book according to reviewers. I hope you'll enjoy it.
Jane Kirkpatrick currently resides in Bend, in the state of Oregon. Jane Kirkpatrick was born in 1946.