To The Stars Through Difficulties: A Novel

To The Stars Through Difficulties: A Novel Author Romalyn Tilghman
ISBN-10 1631522337
ISBN-13 9781631522338
Year 2017-04-04
Pages 320
Language English
Publisher She Writes Press
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Andrew Carnegie funded fifty nine public libraries in Kansas in the early 20th centurybut it was frontier women who organized waffle suppers minstrel shows and women s baseball games to buy books to fill them Now a century later Angelina returns to her father s hometown of New Hope to complete her dissertation on the Carnegie libraries just as Traci and Gayle arrive in townTraci as an artist in residence at the renovated Carnegie Arts Center and Gayle as a refugee whose neighboring town Prairie Hill has just been destroyed by a tornado The discovery of an old journal inspires the women to create a library and arts center as the first act of rebuilding Prairie Hill after the tornado As they work together to raise money for the center Traci reveals her enormous heart Angelina discovers that problem solving is more valuable than her PhD and Gayle demonstrates that courage is not about waiting out a storm but building a future Full of Kansas historyfrom pioneer homesteaders to Carrie Nation to orphan trainsTo the Stars through Difficulties is a contemporary story of women changing their world and finding their own voices powers and self esteem in the process

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