A clearing in the wild: a novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(0)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(1)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Series:
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
The first book in the Change and Cherish trilogy from the CBA bestseller and WILLA Literary Award Winner, Jane Kirkpatrick. Young Emma Wagner chafes at the constraints of Bethel colony, an 1850s religious community in Missouri that is determined to remain untainted by the concerns of the world. A passionate and independent thinker, she resents the limitations placed on women, who are expected to serve in quiet submission. In a community where dissent of any form is discouraged, Emma finds it difficult to rein in her tongue--and often doesn't even try to do so, fueling the animosity between her and the colony's charismatic and increasingly autocratic leader, Wilhelm Keil. Eventually Emma and her husband, Christian, are sent along with eight other men to scout out a new location in the northwest where the Bethelites can prepare to await "the last days." Christian believes they've found the ideal situation in Washington territory, but when Keil arrives with the rest of the community, he rejects Christian's choice in favor of moving to Oregon. Emma pushes her husband to take this opportunity to break away from the group, but her longed-for influence brings unexpected consequences. As she seeks a refuge for her wounded faith, she learns that her passionate nature can be her greatest strength--if she can harness it effectively.
Also in this Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780739467541
9781578567348
9781596445062
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID bbf459ac-e3e2-72cc-1cd1-96eb69b25578
Grouping Title clearing in the wild
Grouping Author kirkpatrick jane
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-07-18 22:57:00PM
Last Indexed 2018-07-18 23:39:52PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Kirkpatrick, Jane, 1946-
author_display Kirkpatrick, Jane
available_at_catalog Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library
collection_catalog Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Green Hills - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Fiction
display_description

Young Emma Wagner chafes at the constraints of Bethel colony, an 1850s religious community in Missouri that is determined to remain untainted by the concerns of the world. A passionate and independent thinker, she resents the limitations placed on women, who are expected to serve in quiet submission. In a community where dissent of any form is discouraged, Emma finds it difficult to rein in her tongue—and often doesn't even try to do so, fueling the animosity between her and the colony's charismatic and increasingly Autocratic leader, Wilhelm Keil. Eventually Emma and her husband, Christian, are sent along with eight other men to scout out a new location in the northwest where the Bethelites can prepare to await "the last days." Christian believes they've found the ideal situation in Washington territory, but when Keil arrives with the rest of the community, he rejects Christian's choice in favor of moving to Oregon. Emma pushes her husband to take this opportunity to break away from the group, but her longed-for influence brings unexpected consequences. As she seeks refuge for her wounded faith, she learns that her passionate nature can be her greatest strength—if she can harness it effectively.

format_catalog Book, eAudiobook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, Books, eBook
id bbf459ac-e3e2-72cc-1cd1-96eb69b25578
isbn 9780739467541, 9781578567348, 9781596445062
item_details ils:CARL0000269525|35192034679476|Green Hills - Adult Fiction|Fiction Kirkpat|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, ils:CARL0000269525|35192040666780|Main Library - Adult Fiction|Fiction Kirkpat|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, overdrive:3006bb9e-a8d2-47b6-8bd1-fc465959cdf7|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Available Online||||
itype_catalog , Book
last_indexed 2018-07-19T04:39:52.596Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog Fiction Kirkpat
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library
primary_isbn 9780739467541
publishDate 2006, 2007
record_details ils:CARL0000269525|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Waterbrook Press,|2006.|370 p. ; 21 cm., overdrive:3006bb9e-a8d2-47b6-8bd1-fc465959cdf7|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|christianaudio|2007|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:3006bb9e-a8d2-47b6-8bd1-fc465959cdf7 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000269525 35192034679476 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000269525 35192040666780 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
series Change and cherish
series_with_volume Change and cherish|1
subject_facet Christian fiction, American, Social isolation -- Fiction, Women pioneers -- Fiction
title_display A clearing in the wild : a novel
title_full A Clearing in the Wild Change and Cherish Series, Book 1, A clearing in the wild : a novel / Jane Kirkpatrick
title_short A clearing in the wild :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Christian Fiction, Christian fiction, American, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Social isolation, Women pioneers