Scandinavian mass migration, World War I, influenza epidemic, Great Depression, dust bowl, and World War II create the wide-angle sweep for Skipping Stones : a story of finding home written by local author Gloria Koll. The novel is about Kari, a brave young woman who travels on her own from Norway to 1880s Dakota Territory to make a life for herself.
On Saturday, April 16th, Gloria will talk about her book at the Whidbey Island Nordic Lodge. She will alternate her reading of stories from the book with American vocal & harp tunes performed by Claudia Walker. The program will last about one hour.
This novel will brighten discussions among readers young and old who like well-told stories about women helping women, dissimilar marriages, mothers and sons, big, energetic families, American landscape, and men and women making it through hard times.
The program will start following a short business meeting of the Lodge which will begin at 10:00 a.m. The public is welcome. Refreshments will be served and donations are welcome as well.