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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (721 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jane Kirkpatrick Narrator: Kimberly Far Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A mother's tragedy, a daughter's desire and the 7000 mile journey that changed their lives. 
In 1896 Norwegian American Helga Estby accepted a wager from the fashion industry to walk from Spokane, Washington to New York City within seven months in an effort to earn $10,000. Bringing along her nineteen year-old daughter Clara, the two made their way on the 3500-mile trek by following the railroad tracks and motivated by the money they needed to save the family farm.  After returning home to the Estby farm more than a year later, Clara chose to walk on alone by leaving the family and changing her name. Her decisions initiated a more than 20-year separation from the only life she had known.
Historical fiction writer Jane Kirkpatrick picks up where the fact of the Estbys’ walk leaves off to explore Clara's continued journey. What motivated Clara to take such a risk in an era when many women struggled with the issues of rights and independence? And what personal revelations brought Clara to the end of her lonely road? The Daughter's Walk weaves personal history and fiction together to invite readers to consider their own journeys and family separations, to help determine what exile and forgiveness are truly about.
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Brigitte | 2/9/2014

    " This is the true story of a daughter who's life changes because of her obedience to her Mom for good and bad. I liked this book better than I thought I would. I liked Kirkpatrick's writing style - it didn't drag along for me. Very subtle but impactful writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sheri Roark | 2/3/2014

    " Was excited about ths historical fiction that mostly took place in Spokane WA during the time of suffrage. It had it's good points and it's very boring points. The main character was a inconsistent. Independent one moment insecure the next. Unrealistic in her hopes one moment and very grounded the next. Wished it would have focused more on the actual walk. It was a time killer is really the best I can give it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Linda Allen | 1/26/2014

    " A very good book. I'd like to read more about the actual walk she and her mother took and I see that there have been 2 other books written about it. One was written about Helga's gread granddaughter. A good story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Melissa Neuberger | 1/24/2014

    " Great story, great characters, I couldn't put it down. "

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