Starting Over Far Away by Linda B. Myers
1921. THE ALASKA TERRITORY
Nurse Leona Herkimer arrives in the Tlingit village of Hoonah to help the tribe through frontier plagues and wilderness calamities. Together, she and teacher Ivy Bolton face misfortune, threats to their patients and students, roughhewn men and wildlife. Yet, Leona’s greatest peril is her own past’s hold on her.
1946. WASHINGTON’S OLYMPIC PENINSULA
Ivy, now a senior with attitude, befriends a young amputee fresh from war. She becomes his support through mental and physical recovery. Over lemonade and macaroons on the front porch, Ivy tells him a story of a past he never knew.
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Linda B. Myers won her first creative contest in the sixth grade. After a Chicago marketing career, she traded in snow boots for rain boots and moved to the Pacific Northwest with her Maltese, Dotty. She now lives in Port Angeles, WA, a town that figures heavily into Starting Over Far Away.
Of her ten novels, three are historical fiction. “People who write historical fiction tend to be odd ducks,” she says. “We follow facts and arcane nuggets deeper into rabbit holes than most well-adjusted people could care to share.” It’s the only way to be sure of your facts.