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Jane Kirkpatrick

Author of All Together in One Place

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Sep
6
Jane Kirkpatrick - A Light In the Wilderness
Sunriver Books & Music, Saturday, September 6 at 5pm
Saturday September 6th at 5:00 PM Jane Kirkpatrick returns with a new work of historic fiction. A Light In The Wilderness brings together the stories of three women. Letitia’s most prized possession is the document that shows she is free. The color of her skin may still be all that people see, but she is no longer in bondage. She has the pluck and courage to head out on the Oregon Trail toward a new life. Nancy likes her settled life and is afraid of journeying on a wagon train but she would follow her husband anywhere so it is westward ho. Betsy, a Kalapuya Indian, living in the Willamette Valley tries to keep her culture alive. This should be fascinating event, rich with the research and historical detail Jane is known to include in her novels.

What I enjoy most about Jane Kirkpatrick’s books is the way they bring to life the stories of strong women who had a positive influence on their time. Jane has an impressive list of books highlighting the lives of women whose stories might otherwise have been lost.

One Glorious Ambition; The Compassionate Crusade of Dorothea Dix is the story of such a woman. Thank heavens for the zealots, the true believers who look on a wrong and have the chutzpah to believe they can make a difference. Edmond Burke said “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Let’s amend that to include women. Her life changed when she agreed to teach a Sunday school class to a group of women incarcerated in a Massachusetts prison. She toured the part of the prison housing debtors and the insane; the conditions rocked her to the core. She could not countenance the keeping of those unable to fend for themselves in such horrific conditions. So she set out to change it. One woman. Did I mention this was prior to the Civil War, when women could not vote and the men owned the property? Dorothea set out to change the existing order to bring compassion to those afflicted with mental disorders. Jane Kirkpatrick worked in the field of mental health, she writes this story with passion.

Committing to work towards effecting positive change is something Jane Kirkpatrick practices in her own life. Every year she donates time to lead a walk here in Sunriver benefiting Newberry Habitat for Humanity. We have good, hardworking families in Central Oregon that are unable to afford a home. September is a lovely month, perfect for walking. Tickets are $10 with all the proceeds benefiting Newberry Habitat for Humanity. On Sunday September 7th at 11:30 AM join Jane Kirkpatrick for a grand walk. The 3.1 mile route begins at Sunriver Books & Music, proceeds to the Lodge, across the meadow with a view of Mt. Bachelor and returns to Sunriver Books & Music. To purchase tickets costing $10 for the walk contact Sunriver Books & Music.

Author events are free with refreshments served with the exception of Jane Kirkpatirck’s Newberry Habitat for Humanity Walk (tickets for the walk are $10). Sign up to attend any of the events by contacting Sunriver Books & Music at sunriverbooks@sunriverbooks.com or 541-593-2525 or stop by the store.

Location: Street: PO Box 1990 Additional: Sunriver Village Building 25C City: Sunriver, Province: Oregon Postal Code: 97707 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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