“All She Left Behind” by Jane Kirkpatrick is a new book in our church library. Based on real events, it’s the
story of Jennie Pickett, one of the first women doctors on the Oregon frontier in the 1870’s. When her alcoholic husband leaves her and her young son, she takes a job as a private nurse for an elderly woman by using skills and natural remedies that she developed on her own. She has an unlikely romance with full support for her attending medical school at a time when women were not encouraged to become doctors. Christian themes are woven throughout the book, including missionary work with Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest. This book and many other interesting books are available in our church library. Check it out!