Farm Girl

Farm Girl

by Karen Jones Gowen


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FARM GIRL, the heart-warming journey of a girl coming of age on a 1920's Nebraska farm, is an authentic account of that era. It's a story told with warmth, gentle humor and amazing detail, a beautifully written true account of a girl and her past.

Many cherished remembrances helped to shape Lucille Marker into an educated, gracious woman: one of the worst dust storms in history when people got lost in their own yards-- a beloved cousin who came to a sad end--the father who carried a burning kerosene tank out of the house with his bare hands.

Be transported to another time and place as you visit the Marker farm in western Nebraska. Where horses were back-up transportation for cars. Where children were educated in one-room schoolhouses. And when no one ever heard of television.

The book contains over sixty original photographs showing the people and places told about in the story.

Now available as an ebook, the print version of FARM GIRL was published in 2007, written by author Karen Jones Gowen in collaboration with her mother, Lucille Marker Jones, who passed away January 1, 2011.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780979607004
Publisher: WiDo Publishing
Publication date: 07/01/2007
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Born and raised in central Illinois, the daughter of a Methodist minister from Indiana and a school teacher from Nebraska, Karen has down-to-earth Midwestern roots.

She attended Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, then transferred to the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. After converting to Mormonism at the age of 20, she transferred to Brigham Young University in Provo, UT, where she met her future husband. She obtained her degree at BYU in English and American Literature.

Karen and Bruce have lived in Utah, Illinois, California and Washington, currently residing near Salt Lake City. They are the parents of ten children. Not surprisingly, family relationships are a recurring theme in Karen's writing.

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