DAUGHTERS WALK THE - KIRKPATRICK JANE In 1896 the fashions were changing and in order to promote the new, shorter “walking dress” for woman manufacturers offered a $1000 prize to any woman willing to walk to New York City. In an effort to save their farm from foreclosure Helga Estby hauls her daughter Clara out of bed one morning and tells her they are going to walk from Spokane Washington to New York City. The walk itself is historical fact, but the rest of the story takes us on Clara’s personal journey, all starting with that walk with her mother.

Although this book did not quite follow the path I was expecting (pun totally intended), I did enjoy the read. Historical fact mixed with a good story is always interesting. Well done by Ms. Kirkpatrick.