Click here to check it out!Copies of award winning author Jane Kirkpatrick’s newest book, An Absence so Great, are the background for popular blogger Ree Drummond’s recent stop at Powell’s Bookstore in Portland, OR.
Known for her unique insights into the exploration of community, family and faith of actual historical women, Jane Kirkpatrick’s novels always share the “story behind the story.” Click here to download an interview with Jane on her newest novel, An Absence So Great.
At the turn of the century, eighteen-year-old Jessie Ann Gaebele has moved to Milwaukee in search of a fresh start. Though inspired by a new opportunity to operate photography studios for those who have fallen ill to mercury poisoning, a piece of her past shes trying hard to forget makes its way into the foreground of her life.
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A mother’s tragedy, a daughter’s desire and the 7000 mile journey that changed their lives.
In 1896, in order to save the family farm, Clara Estby reluctantly accompanies her mother on a cross-country journey that redefines a mother’s tragedy and a daughter’s desire. Over two decades, friends and faith help Clara move through a family betrayal and into a future of her own design. But will the tentacles of the past keep her from finding the real joy in forgiveness?