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This Road We Traveled

Drama, adventure, and family struggles abound as three generations head west on the Oregon Trail.

The Memory Weaver

Love is more powerful than the fiercest tragedy.

A Light in the Wilderness

A Light in the Wilderness is a story of grace and courage in a time of trial. WILLA award winner.

Promises of Hope for Difficult Times

A caregiver’s journey.

The American Dream

Contains A Mother’s Cry from The Midwife’s Legacy

One Million Books in Print

Read about Jane's milestone of achieving One Million books in print.

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The Daughter's Walk (2011)

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In 1896, Helga Estby and her daughter Clara walked from Washington State to New York City, a distance of 4,000 miles, in seven months in the hope of raising $10,000 to save their farm from foreclosure. But that journey is only the beginning of their story, as the tragedies that follow their accomplishments and what they learn upon returning home are enough to separate Clara from her family for decades. Estranged and alone, it will take the power of faith and forgiveness for Clara to accept healing and to walk into a present joy and a hopeful future.

Sunriver Charity Walk

 

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A special three-day event in Sunriver, OR included a 5K walk benefiting Newberry Habitat for Humanity and led by Jane Kirkpatrick. Dozens of residents came out with their dogs to complete the three-mile walk that included Sunriver Books & Music Store and the Sunriver Lodge. KTVZ News Article.

 

 

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THE 2011 USA BEST BOOK AWARDS

by USABookNews.com
Fiction: General
Winner
The Daughter's Walk by Jane Kirkpatrick
Water Brook/Random House

 

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Praise for Jane Kirkpatrick's The Daughter's Walk

"As I read I fell in love with these two women. I hurt for them, giggled at them, and found myself routing [sic] for their success. After Helga and Clara arrived home I was surprised at the direction the book took, and I was both proud and disheartened at how they both decided to make their way–most specifically, how they handled the repercussions of their journey together." Heather L. Saunders

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stars Kirkpatrick is on the top of her game with this gem!
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Needing money to save the family farm in 1896, Helga Estby and her daughter, Clara, accept a bet to walk 3500 miles from Spokane, WA, to New York City within seven months. For their efforts, they would be awarded $10,000. Returning home a year later, Clara chooses to leave her mother and the only life she has ever known to continue on her journey. The original walk, paid for by the fashion industry to show off new, shorter dresses, is based on historical fact. VERDICT Kirkpatrick (An Absence So Great) has done an outstanding job of illuminating turn-of-the-century America and the effect of the period’s rapid changes on the emancipation of women. Highly recommended for fans of historical fiction that features strong female characters and attention to detail. - Library Journal

Author's Insight

I learned of Clara in a book by Linda L. Hunt where she wrote that after the walk, Clara changed her last name and was separated from her family for more than 30 years.

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"Jane, you were a wonderful presenter and writer’s friend at the recent Northwest Christian Writers Renewal.
The evaluations were unanimous that you hit all the right notes and nourished the spirits of our conferees."
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