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All She Left Behind
by Jane Kirkpatrick

PBR Review Whenever I read stories about women with incredible inner strength, it awakens something within me. I question why women must struggle so much in a man’s world. To some extent, this is still true today. But, in Jennie’s case, her challenges, which were substantial, were further hindered by the narrow-minded customs of the day.

The is a story set in 1870s Oregon, a period where so much of a woman’s existence depended on her husband. This tale, based on a true story, follows the journey of Jennie, a women filled with passion and determination, as she struggles to achieve her formidable dream of becoming a doctor, in a time when society flatly rejected female doctors. The story is bittersweet, and her journey is complicated. A captivating, well written and well researched story.Back.
Talking Points: This story has many talking points; overcoming tragedy and personal challenges, acceptance of what we cannot change, and acceptance of others. It is not a love story, but it is a story about love. It also tackles some tough issues of the 1870s. It examines the role of women and what divorce was like in 1870. Alcoholism and abusive relations are looked at as well as the effect this and divorce had on children back then. The author also explores the struggles of being a woman, divorced and raising a child.
PBR Reader Comments:
This is the story of Jennie, a gritty, determined women who struggled with surviving as a single mother in 1870s Oregon and overcame many obstacles to realize her dream. The author tackles some sensitive issues like marital abuse, drugs, divorce, death, and sickness all from the perspective of 1870s Oregon. Jennie is strong and inspiring.
by-Linda 2017/10/04, 06:58 PM

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