Author Jane Kirkpatrick speaks at Lakewood
Sept. 6, 2017: Oswego Heritage Council presents author Jane Kirkpatrick for their First Wednesday Series in the Community Meeting Room at Lakewood Center for the Arts
September 6, 2017, 7 p.m. Oswego Heritage Council presents Jane Kirkpatrick, author of All She Left Behind. First Wednesday events are normally held at Oswego Heritage House but this event will be at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 South State Street, Lake Oswego (lower level in the Community Meeting Room). Doors open at 6:30 with light refreshments.
About the Book
Already well-versed in the natural healing properties of herbs and oils, Jennie Pickett longs to become a doctor. But the Oregon frontier of the 1870s doesn't approve of such innovations as women attending medical school. To leave grief and guilt behind, as well as to support herself and her challenging young son, Jennie cares for an elderly woman using skills she's developed on her own. When her patient dies, Jennie discovers that her heart has become entangled with the woman's widowed husband, a man many years her senior. Their unlikely romance may lead her to her ultimate goal--but the road will be winding and the way forward will not always be clear.
Through her award-winning, layered storytelling, New York Times bestselling author Jane Kirkpatrick invites readers to leave behind their preconceived notion about love and life as they, along with Jennie, discover that dreams may be deferred--but they never really die. Based on a true story. And we have been told that there is a character from Oswego in this book. Jane Kirkpatrick lives in Central Oregon.
A New York Times Bestselling author, her works have appeared in more than 50 national publications including The Oregonian, Private Pilot and Daily Guideposts. With more than 1.5 million books in print, her 30 novels and non-fiction titles draw readers from all ages and genders. Most are historical novels based on the lives of actual historical women often about ordinary women who lived extraordinary lives. Her works have won numerous national awards including the WILLA Literary Award, the Carol Award, USABestBooks.com, Will Roger's Medallion Award and in 1996, her first novel, A Sweetness to the Soul, won the prestigious Wrangler Award from the Western Heritage and National Cowboy Museum.
Her novels have also been finalists for the Spur Award, the Oregon Book Award, the Christy, Reader's Choice and the WILLA in both fiction and non-fiction. Several titles have been Literary Guild and Book of the Month choices and been on the bestsellers list for independent bookstores across the country, in the Pacific Northwest and the Christian Booksellers Association. Her books have been translated into German, Dutch, Finnish and Chinese.