Title of Book: The Daughter’s Walk ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Author: Jane Kirkpatrick
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Year Published: WaterBrook Press (April 5, 2011)
Genres: Historical Fiction
Characters in book: Clara Estby, Helga Estby, Hannah Estby, Forest Stapleton, The Rutters, Martin Siverson, Chauncey Depew, Olea Stone Ammundsen, Louise Gubner, Franklin Dore, & John Dore.
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.