Saturday, June 11, 2011

The Daughter's Walk by Jane Kirkpatrick

I requested to read The Daughter's Walk because I enjoy reading historical novels. The fact that this is a true story added to my interest. The author tells the story of a mother and daughter (Helga and Clara Estby) who journey across the United States by foot in order to receive enough money to save their family farm. After returning home to find things not as they left them, the daughter chooses to walk away from the family which leads to a 20 year separation from the people who she thought knew her best.

Jane Kirkpatrick weaves women, their fight for independence, and a story about a woman who is searching to find out for herself what her purpose in life really is throughout the book. This is a great book--one that includes fact and fiction and leaves the reader wanting to know more about the Estby family.

I received this book from Waterbrook Press as part of their Blogging for Books program.

1 comment:

Beck Gambill said...

Sounds interesting, I'm always looking for a good read! I hope things at your house are going well and everyone is adjusting to Molly's arrival!