Publication Date: June 2010
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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the July 2010 Indie Next List
“This exceptional debut novel reminded me of the writing of Willa Cather. It is the story of two women, struggling to survive in the hard country of 1900s Midwest farmland. Their tentative and unlikely friendship is forged by their need for companionship and survival. The Quickening is not just a good historical novel, it is a lyrical exploration into the human condition under great hardship.”
-- Lanora Hurley, Next Chapter Bookshop, Mequon, WI
Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Winter 2011 Reading Group List
Conversation Starters from ReadingGroupChoices.com
- Discuss the ways the author uses landscape as a character in The Quickening.