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Something worth doing : a novel of an early suffragist / Jane Kirkpatrick.

Available copies

  • 6 of 12 copies available at Sage Library System.
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District. (Show)

Current holds

6 current holds with 12 total copies.

Summary:

"In 1853, Abigail Scott was a 19-year-old school teacher in Oregon Territory when she married Ben Duniway. Marriage meant giving up on teaching, but Abigail always believed she was meant to be more than a good wife and mother. When financial mistakes and an injury force Ben to stop working, Abigail becomes the primary breadwinner for her growing family. What she sees as a working woman appalls her, and she devotes her life to fighting for the rights of women, including their right to vote. Following Abigail as she bears six children, runs a millinery and a private school, helps on the farm, writes novels, gives speeches, and eventually runs a newspaper supporting women's suffrage, Something Worth Doing explores issues that will resonate strongly with modern women: the pull between career and family, finding one's place in the public sphere, and dealing with frustrations and prejudices women encounter when they compete in male-dominated spaces."--Provided by publisher.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library FIC KIRKPATRICK (Text) 33892100704601 Adult New Books Book None 09/22/2020 Checked out 11/24/2020
Athena Public Library FIC KIR (Text) 37813000181324 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 09/09/2020 Available -
Grant County Library AF KIRKPATRICK (Text) 37845000553029 Adult Fiction Book System_Only_6months 09/08/2020 Available -
Hermiston Public Library Insp KIRK (Text) 37838000516641 Inspirational Book Branch_Only_3months 09/24/2020 Available -
Ione Public Library 813 KIR (Text) 37843000084657 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 11/10/2020 Available -
Nyssa Public Library F KIR (Text) 36660000538230 Adult Fiction New/High Demand Branch_Only_6months 10/27/2020 Available -
Ontario Community Library KIRKPATRICK, Jane (Text) 33330004539872 New Book Display Book Branch_Only_6months 09/15/2020 Checked out 11/27/2020
Southern Wasco County Library KIRK (Text) 33892006339239 FICTION Book Branch_Only_2months 09/23/2020 Checked out 11/25/2020
The Dalles Wasco County Library KIRKP (Text) 33892006625900 NEW BOOKS New/High Demand None 09/04/2020 Checked out 12/04/2020
Umatilla Public Library CF Kir (Text) 37882001868155 Adult Fiction Book None 09/03/2020 Checked out 12/04/2020
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780800736118
  • ISBN: 0800736117
  • Physical Description: 312 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2020]

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Includes discussion questions.
Summary, etc.:
"In 1853, Abigail Scott was a 19-year-old school teacher in Oregon Territory when she married Ben Duniway. Marriage meant giving up on teaching, but Abigail always believed she was meant to be more than a good wife and mother. When financial mistakes and an injury force Ben to stop working, Abigail becomes the primary breadwinner for her growing family. What she sees as a working woman appalls her, and she devotes her life to fighting for the rights of women, including their right to vote. Following Abigail as she bears six children, runs a millinery and a private school, helps on the farm, writes novels, gives speeches, and eventually runs a newspaper supporting women's suffrage, Something Worth Doing explores issues that will resonate strongly with modern women: the pull between career and family, finding one's place in the public sphere, and dealing with frustrations and prejudices women encounter when they compete in male-dominated spaces."--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Women > Suffrage > Fiction.
Women's rights > Fiction.
Newspapers > Fiction.
Western stories.
Women > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Christian fiction.
Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Christian fiction.
Novels.

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