Based on a true story of a mother and daughter's historic walk from Spokane, Washington to New York City in 1896 in an effort to save the family farm. Clara, the daughter, tells this story of family disappointment and betrayal, love and loss as she breaks from her traditional Norwegian family. On her journey, she discovers what family truly means and why it is a word that comes to us from the Latin Famalus meaning "servant." It's a story of family schism, reconcilliation and grace.
Personally Bothersome| Posted May 16, 2011
I wasn't sure how to take this book. I admire the fact that the women made it the whole way across the country on foot, but I think it was also rather foolish. She should've listened to her husband. I'm not saying that women should be barefoot in the kitchen, but she was married with 8 children. Whether she was doing this to save her farm or not, her place was at home...trusting that God would provide.
I'm just rather unsure about what I think about the book. I'm a woman myself but I feel like theres a balance and both of the women in this book crossed it...which is why they failed so miserably.
I'm not at all discrediting the author. I believe the story was well written but I'm not sure what I think about the story line even though it was a true story. Everyone is so extreme in what they felt and thought and there was no balance in the lives of these people.This book just went against my personal morals and thought patterns and therefore was a struggle for me.