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