Etched in Granite (Paperback)

Historical Fiction Series

By Mj Pettengill

Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 9781503027961, 458pp.

Publication Date: July 2, 2015

List Price: 19.95*
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Who are these numbered souls?
The year is 1872. The Civil War has ended, leaving behind a shattered nation. Etched in Granite is a harrowing account of life and death on a rural New England Poor Farm-a tragic, yet triumphant story of courage, survival, and secrets surrounding lost love. Unwed, with child, and nowhere else to turn, Abigail Hogdgon becomes an inmate at the Poor Farm. There is no way to escape Silas, an overseer, and the one who betrayed her.
Native elder, healer, and midwife-Nellie-provides grandmother wisdom, teaching Abigail the secrets of Our Mother, resilience, and how to face overwhelming loss. Their unforgettable stories are carefully woven together to reveal a hidden part of America's somber past.

About the Author

Mj Pettengill is an author and social historian with a focus on cultural narrative, intergenerational studies, and the feminine perspective. She is a lecturer and facilitator of writing and transformative arts workshops. Pedaling through history is not new to her. Mj is a musician; her interests include performing Civil War Era music and living history events throughout the Northeast. Mj lives on a farm in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, where she is also a wildcraft herbalist, aligned with her passion for nature and exploring the ancient healing traditions, customs, and folklore of her ancestors. In addition to undergraduate degrees in social history, psychology, and music, Mj earned an MFA in creative writing. For more information, visit her website: https: //