"Where Lilacs Still Bloom," by Jane Kirkpatrick (WaterBrook Press, a division of Random House, Inc., $14.99, April 2012, 368 pp.) is based on the life of Hulda Klager, a German-born woman known for her hybridization of lilacs.
Click here to read the first chapter of the book.
About the book (from the publisher):
One woman, an impossible dream, and the faith it took to see it through.
German immigrant and farm wife Hulda Klager possesses only an eighth-grade education — and a burning desire to create something beautiful. What begins as a hobby to create an easy-peeling apple for her pies becomes Hulda’s driving purpose: a time-consuming interest in plant hybridization that puts her at odds with family and community, as she challenges the early twentieth-century expectations for a simple housewife.
Through the years, seasonal floods continually threaten to erase her Woodland, Washington garden and a series of family tragedies cause even Hulda to question her focus. In a time of practicality, can one person’s simple gifts of beauty make a difference?
About the author:
|AUTHOR JANE KIRKPATRICK|
Learn more about Kirkpatrick and her books on her website.
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(Please note: It's an advance reading copy I have to give away, which means it's an uncorrected proof and may contain errors or slight differences from the finished book. But it looks just like a saleable paperback.)