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For the first time since publication by HarperCollins in 2001, Brides of Eden is now available as an ebook for just $5.99.


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ASK FOR ACCIDENTAL ADDICT AT YOUR LOCAL INDEPENDENT BOOKSESLLER. If it's not on the shelf, it can be ordered through the book distributors Ingram or Baker & Taylor.

The print edition of ACCIDENTAL ADDICT is also available directly from Linda Crew. Click "Available Titles" above.

Once upon a time at Wake Robin Farm in Oregon, I was miraculously pregnant with our first child.

That same summer, on the Li River in Southern China, a pretty woman exactly my age was also expecting. She and her husband were both artists.

Our child, born in August, was a son. Theirs, born in October, a daughter.

Twenty-two years later these children, now grown, would meet in Beijing.

The girl from Yangshuo had been studying English.

Our son, traveling with a university program, was rapidly become proficient in both Mandarin and Cantonese.

These two could talk to each other. They could fall in love. And did.

This is their story.

And ours.

Everything in this book actually happened, even the lovely, fateful coincidences.

Especially those........


Photo credit: Holly Peterson, The Ball Studio





Linda Crew is the award-winning author of nine novels and now, a groundbreaking new memoir about the perils of physician-prescribed drugs. Her readers range in age from children who enjoy the Nekomah Creek books to adults who have appreciated her recent cross-over titles such as Brides of Eden: A True Story Imagined, and A Heart for Any Fate: Westward to Oregon 1845. She and her husband live in her hometown of Corvallis, Oregon, at Wake Robin Farm, where they were married under the oak trees forty-three years ago. When not writing, she enjoys working on their forest properties.



A HEART FOR ANY FATE: WESTWARD TO OREGON 1845

Winner of the Oregon Book Award

Winner of the Willa Literary Award, named for Willa Cather and given by Women Writing the West.

"Engagingly written, A Heart for Any Fate belongs with the best historical fiction on the American West."--William G. Robbins, Emeritus Distinguished Professor of History, Oregon State University.

A companion book to Children of the River, a travel story about a family wedding in China, a writer's personal account of the twists and turns on the road to becoming a writer, a wife, and a mother--pick up Wedding in Yangshuo and read it any way you want.
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A spirited young woman joins her family in an overland journey to Oregon that will test each one of them to the limits of their faith and endurance.
In in the wake of the Cambodian holocaust, a young Khmer girl struggles to make a new life in the United States.
An eighteen-mile wall of fire is roaring toward Blue Star, the logging camp where 13-yer-old Storie lives with her family. Can they get out in time?
Against a backdrop of the 1960s, high school sophomore Kathy Shay wants to establish her own identity and connect her life with the turbulent world around her.
Thirteen-year-old Shelby has always looked forward to vacations at the family's beach cabin, but this year, everything's different. Everything's wrong.
Robby Hummer loves his family, even if they are somewhat unusual...
Betsy Bonden longs for a baby. Why does this "ordinary miracle" that seems to come so easily to others continue to elude her?

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