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Where lilacs still bloom: a novel

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One woman, an impossible dream, and the faith it took to see it through, inspired by the life of Hulda Klager 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."
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display_description "One woman, an impossible dream, and the faith it took to see it. "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"-- Provided by publisher.
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subject_facet Biographical fiction, American, Christian fiction, American, Housewives -- Fiction, Immigrant families -- Fiction, Klager, Hulda, -- 1863-1960 -- Fiction, Large type books, Lilacs -- Fiction, Plant hybridization -- Fiction, Woodland (Wash.) -- Fiction
title_display Where lilacs still bloom : a novel
title_full Where Lilacs Still Bloom A Novel, Where lilacs still bloom : a novel / Jane Kirkpatrick, Where lilacs still bloom [text (large print)] / Jane Kirkpatrick
title_short Where lilacs still bloom :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Biographical fiction, American, Christian Fiction, Christian fiction, American, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Housewives, Immigrant families, Klager, Hulda, Large type books, Lilacs, Literature, Plant hybridization