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The Resource Where lilacs still bloom : a novel, Jane Kirkpatrick

Where lilacs still bloom : a novel, Jane Kirkpatrick

Label
Where lilacs still bloom : a novel
Title
Where lilacs still bloom
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jane Kirkpatrick
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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? Based on the life of Hulda Klager, Where Lilacs Still Bloom is a story of triumph over an impossible dream and the power of a generous heart. 'Beauty matters... it does. God gave us flowers for a reason. Flowers remind us to put away fear, to stop our rushing and running and worrying about this and that, and for a moment, have a piece of paradise right here on earth.'"--
  • "In the early 1900s, housewife Hulda Klager reads a book that changes her life forever, leading her to develop over 200 new varieties of lilacs that she gives away or sells to individuals as a way of sharing beauty. Her commitment to creation--struggling against flooding rivers and the vagaries of hybrid plants--while living through family losses and challenges is a story of perseverance and generosity that culminates when, in a time of great need, the people who Hulda gifted with beauty return to her life to help her start over"--
Summary
German immigrant and housewife Hulda Klager becomes interested in plant hybridization in the early 1900s, and gradually develops over two hundred new varieties of lilacs while dealing with a series of family tragedies
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10105733
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3561.I712
LC item number
W53 2012b
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Where lilacs still bloom : a novel, Jane Kirkpatrick
Link
978-1-4000-7430-3.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19585842
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9781400074303
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012002016
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
Where lilacs still bloom : a novel, Jane Kirkpatrick
Link
978-1-4000-7430-3.jpg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19585842
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9781400074303
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012002016
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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