The Dakota Territories held promise for misfits, outlaws, and hardened pioneers, but would Flats Junction offer enough sanctuary and hope for the widow from Back East? Boston widow Jane Weber moves to the Dakota Territories to retain her curated sense of propriety. Stirring up controversy, Jane rooms with the last Blackfoot Sioux in town and navigates a mercurial friendship with the fiercely independent town grocer. She finds everyone has an untold story, including her unpredictable employer, the town doctor. With her inexperience and her uncertainty, Jane muddles through hard work and inescapable health issues, all while trying to learn exactly how necessary properness and purpose is needed to find her voice.
Set against a backdrop of the prairie, the Flats Junction Series focuses on the overarching theme of womanhood: how does the torch pass from wise matriarchs to the next generation? Who were the millions of regular woman who really settled the last frontier? And how do they learn to work together to glue civilization into the heart of the west?
The print version of "Widow 1881" has charming illustrations and a map of the Flats Junction, Dakota area. Both the epub and print editions come with Book Club Questions, Historical References, and Notes for the Reader.
|Publisher:||Coppersmith Press, an Imprint of SillanPaceBr|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.93(d)|
About the Author
Sara works as a metalsmith of vintage and modern cookware and manufactures pure metal kitchenware in tin, copper, and iron in her garage for her company, House Copper & Cookware, which was inspired by her historical research. Sara's American-made cookware is created with pure and/or organic materials.
She has published over 100 articles as a contributing editor for trade magazines, and recently spoke at TEDx Rapid City, and is also an apprentice to a master tinsmith in Wisconsin, where she works with tools from the 1700 and 1800's to build vintage cookware or design custom work from scratch.
When not writing or sewing authentic clothing for 1830's fur trade reenactments, she can be found managing her household, hosting themed dinner parties, reading the Economist and reference books, brainstorming with her husband or playing with her three young children.