Oswego Heritage Council will present New York Times bestselling author Jane Kirkpatrick, a Bend resident, as the guest speaker at the First Wednesday lecture to be held Sept. 6.
The event will take place at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St. in Lake Oswego. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the presentation will begin at 7 p.m.
Kirkpatrick will speak about her latest historical novel, "All She Left Behind." Based on a true story, the book is set in the Oregon frontier of the 1870s.
Jennie Pickett, who is already well-versed in the natural healing properties of herbs and oil, longs to become a doctor, but the norms of the day don't approve of women attending medical school, according to the description on Amazon.com. "To leave grief and guilt behind, as well as support herself and her challenging young son, Jennie cares for an elderly woman using skills she's developed on her own," the description says. "When the patient dies, Jennie discovers that her heart has been entangles with the woman's widowed husband, a man many years her senior. Their unlikely romance may lead to her ultimate goal — but the road will be winding and the way forward will not always be clear.
"Through her award-winning, layered storytelling, Kirkpatrick invites readers to leave behind their preconceived notions about love and life as they, along with Jennie, discover that dreams may be deferred — but they never really die."
The presentation is free and open to the public. Kirkpatrick will be signing and selling books at the event.
— The Review, Tidings