TAKE ME TO MERCY takes place in the early 1970's. It is the story of a young woman named Jo, as she moves from her 20's into her 30's, and the women's movement that holds her along her way. It is also a story about a rural community of great natural beauty and of a man who helps Jo find her home. It tells the story of the women's movement as it worked on the ground in an ordinary community, moved by ordinary women, during an extraordinary time. It is meant for the young, who need to know how far we've come so they can have the courage to keep moving for change. It is also for women of a certain age who lived the experience, because their courage and creativity really deserve to be told. It is a book told simply, with great humor, and great heart.
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About the Author
KATHIE OLSEN is a former newspaper columnist, a nonprofit executive, a grandmother, a defender of the planet (and those who inhabit it), and a lousy gardener who happens to have a small farm. She has written dozens of poems and short stories, and this one novel. You can read her work at www.kathieolsen.com. She and her husband spend summer and fall in southern Oregon and winter and spring on Martha's Vineyard.