Third Tuesday Author: Jane Kirkpatrick

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

We are pleased to present a virtual presentation with Jane Kirkpatrick on Tuesday, October 20 at 7pm (PST). Please register to receive the meeting link and password.

Award-winning author Jane Kirkpatrick has received rave reviews for her historical novels based upon real-life events. Kirkpatrick’s new novel, Something Worth Doing, is a rousing story of courage, family trials, and the cost of pursuing a passion.

When nineteen-year-old Abigail Scott married Ben Duniway in 1853, this strongwilled woman gave up her teaching career and her independence. Although she relished her role as a wife and mother of six, Abigail’s heart was torn between a call of service and a life dedicated to her family. Following natural disasters, financial mistakes, and an injury forcing Ben to stop working, Abigail became the primary breadwinner for her growing family. In addition to helping on the farm, she ran a millinery and a private school and wrote twenty-two novels and owned and operated a newspaper. But her most significant role revolved around her campaign for women’s rights. She led the suffrage efforts in the Northwest, promoting equal treatment in law, property rights, education, and the ability for women to vote. She was determined to make a difference and, with her husband’s encouragement, became a significant voice for women in a time when women were seen and not heard. Something Worth Doing is a family saga swirling with loss, change, disappointment, love, and hope during a time of social change. It is a tender, powerful story of a woman’s conflicts—with society and herself—because she believed that some things are worth doing even when the cost is great.

Autographed books available for purchase at jkbooks.com

Questions? Contact Alicia Yokoyama at ayokoyama@lakeoswego.city