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A signed copy of THE YEAR WE WERE FAMOUS by Carole Etsby Dagg

Donated by: Carole Etsby Dagg

Lurch on over here to bid for a copy of this fabulous and fascinating historical novel, written by the granddaughter/great niece of the women the story is based on. There's adventure! And floods! And historical figures! And bloomers!

Prize details:
The winner will receive a signed hardcover of THE YEAR WE WERE FAMOUS by Carole Etsby Dagg.

With their family home facing foreclosure, seventeen-year-old Clara Estby and her mother, Helga, need to raise a lot of money fast—no easy feat for two women in 1896. Helga wants to tackle the problem with her usual loud and flashy style, while Clara favors a less showy approach. Together they come up with a plan to walk the 4,600 miles from Mica Creek, Washington, to New York City—and if they can do it in only seven months, a publisher has agreed to give them $10,000. Based on the true story of the author’s great-aunt and great-grandmother, this is a fast-paced historical adventure that sets the drama of Around the World in Eighty Days against an American backdrop during the time of the suffragist movement, the 1896 presidential campaign, and the changing perception of “a woman’s place” in society.

About Carole Etsby Dagg:
Carole is married with two children, two grandsons, and a bossy cat who supervises her work. She writes in my study in Everett, Washington, and a converted woodshed on San Juan Island. Two other books are in the messy draft stage, and more to come after that!

This item will close for bids on July 25th at 2 PM EST.


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