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The Memory Weaver
The Memory Weaver: A Novel | Jane Kirkpatrick
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Eliza Spalding Warren was just a child when she was taken hostage by the Cayuse Indians during a massacre in 1847. Now the young mother of two children, Eliza faces a different kind of dislocation; her impulsive husband wants them to make a new start in another territory, which will mean leaving her beloved home and her departed mother's grave--and returning to the land of her captivity. Eliza longs to know how her mother, an early missionary to the Nez Perce Indians, dealt with the challenges of life with a sometimes difficult husband and with her daughter's captivity. When Eliza is finally given her mother's diary, she is stunned to find that her own memories are not necessarily the whole story of what happened. Can she lay the dark past to rest and move on? Or will her childhood memories always hold her hostage? Based on true events, The Memory Weaver is New York Times bestselling author Jane Kirkpatrick's latest literary journey into the past, where threads of western landscapes, family, and faith weave a tapestry of hope inside every pioneering woman's heart. Readers will find themselves swept up in this emotional story of the memories that entangle us and the healing that awaits us when we bravely unravel the threads of the past.
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The Memory Weaver: A Novel | Jane Kirkpatrick
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Panpan

It took me until at least 50% to really feel like I had a handle on what was happening, & I never really felt like I identified with the main character. If this hadn‘t been for book club, I would have DNF‘d it. Having said that, I enjoy historical fiction & since this was based on an actual pioneer family, I found that interesting & it kept me reading. I just did not care for this author‘s style of flashbacks and fragmented sentences.

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The Memory Weaver: A Novel | Jane Kirkpatrick
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A true story about the life of Eliza Spalding Warren, whose parents were missionaries in the Oregon Territory in the 1800‘s. I had never heard of the Whitman tragedy. Kirkpatrick is brilliant at weaving the mother‘s diary entries and the daughter‘s first person POV to create a heart-felt, compelling and fascinating way to learn about this historical event. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historical fiction.

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