Harriet Murphy

Harriet Murphy

  • By Brennan, Janet K.
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780979307553  Price: $25.95 $20.76
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780979307560  Price: $15.95 $12.76
  • eBook ISBN: 9780984568192 Price: $4.99
  • Genres: Short Stories, Historical Fiction,

Come in, enjoy a cup of coffee, and sit a spell with Harriet Murphy as she regales you with her tales of family, life, and love in the early 1900's in the former gold mining town of Old Pine near Lake Tahoe in Northern California. This is a period in U.S. history of great mechanical and cultural inventions as well as a time for women attempting to gain their well deserved right to vote.

Her tales revolve around a woman living alone in the hills of the Sierra Nevada with her horse, Pager, and a myriad of other wonderful and colorful characters. Her humble abode is the log cabin that her father built for her family soon after he came across the country in the great gold rush of 1849. Although he never struck it rich in the mines, he found it a unique, yet ideal, place to live and care for his wife and daughter, Henrietta.

The Hardcover version of this book includes 8 pages of pictures of the Sutter's Mill area of California.

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Life at the turn of the twentieth century was full of its own intriguing adventures. "Harriet Murphy: A Little Bit of Something" is a series of short stories following titular character Harriet Murphy as she deals with life in a small town in the Sierra Nevada as she finds her own niche in life surrounded by truly unique and intriguing characters. A story sure to invoke much entertainment, "Harriet Murphy" is a collection that is sure to please.
  The Midwest Book Review

Boy oh boy...Oprah should get this one.. I could not wait to turn the pages to read what happens next. This book is pure joy filled with laughter, adventure, tears, shock, awe and even a few mysterious spirits of the Tahoe. I loved the time period ( turn of the centry) and each character woven into the stories have their unique "self" that Janet Brennan carries throughout consistently. Each of the chapters holds a unique story that is somewhat resolved at the end, yet, the stories are all interconnected and flow wonderfully. Janet K. Brennan PLEEEEEZE don't make me wait too long for a sequel!
  Peggie Devan, Sarasota, Florida

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