Where Lilacs Still Bloom is inspired by a true story following the life of Hulda Klager.
Discover how one woman’s gardening at the turn of the 20th century…is still blossoming and touching lives today.
Upcoming Oregon events featuring Kirkpatrick include:
WHEN: Wednesday, April 18, 6:30pm
WHERE: Sherman County School Library, Moro, Oregon
WHAT: Join Jane Kirkpatrick to celebrate national poetry month and reading. Kirkpatrick will have her new book Where Lilacs Still Bloom available.
WHEN: Thursday, April 19, 7pm
WHERE: Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton, Oregon
WHAT: Kirkpatrick will talk about her latest novel, Where Lilacs Still Bloom, a story of a strong woman and her lilacs
WHEN: Tuesday, April 24, 6:30pm
WHERE: Paulina Springs Book Store, 422 S.W. 6th St., Redmond, Oregon
WHAT: Join Jane Kirkpatrick as she shares stories Where Lilacs Still Bloom.
WHEN: Wednesday, April 25, 6:30pm
WHERE: Paulina Springs Book Store, 252 W. Hood, Sisters, Oregon
WHAT: Join Jane Kirkpatrick as she talks about Where Lilacs Still Bloom.
Kirkpatrick is gifted at discovering and researching real-life women whose lives made an impact in society, preserving and introducing their stories and accomplishments to new, and future generations.
Blooming Where Planted: One Woman’s Journey
Based on the real-life story of Hulda Klager
Inspired by a true-life story, Where Lilacs Still Bloom follows fifty years of Hulda Klager’s life on a farm in the Northwest, beginning at the turn of the 20th century.
Toiling the soil alongside her husband Frank and their four children, midway in life, Hulda becomes enamored with the idea of raising an apple tree that bears fruit with a skin that is easy to peel for her pies.
But what grows from Hulda’s cultivation…brings much more than she could have imagined! Not only wonderful fruit and vegetables for nourishment, but flowers to help cheer and bring healing to the soul.
Hulda’s flower garden roots deepen, influencing beyond her family to the greater community, as she generously shares beauty with everyone around her. Battling numerous floods and a series of family tragedies, Hulda’s humble and strong spirit perseveres, inspiring the creation of over 200 new varieties of lilacs.
Local love for the Klager garden turns into national attention as visitors journey from miles around year after year to see the lilacs. In 1948 when the river exerts its strongest blow to the garden, Hulda’s life-long work is washed away. Yet, what happens next surprises Hulda most of all, as her true impact on the world is revealed.
Jane Kirkpatrick books have collectively sold more than 500,000 copies, winning awards and critical acclaim including Best Books of 2009 by Library Journal. Where Lilacs Still Bloom is Jane’s twenty-second book, her nineteenth novel. She has two lilacs from Hulda Klager’s garden.