Paperback, 6″ x 9″
Hardcover, 6″ x 9″
by Anne B. Gass
Also the author of Voting Down the Rose.
Swedish immigrants Ingeborg Kindstedt and Maria Kindberg visit San Francisco in the summer of 1915, planning to buy a car and explore the country on their way back to their home in Rhode Island. On impulse, they offer to bring with them suffragists heading to Washington, DC, to demand voting rights for women from Congress and the president. Soon they are plunged into a difficult and dangerous journey that pushes them to the very limits of their endurance.
Along the way they encounter unexpected allies, as well as those opposed to women’s growing independence. Bad roads and harsh weather hinder their progress. Will they overcome these obstacles and arrive in Washington at the appointed day and time?
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A thrilling cross country road trip by three remarkable women…
—Marsha Weinstein, President, National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites
[W]ritten with great skill and understanding…
—Russell DiSimone, author of Remarkable Women of Rhode Island
…a novel of adventure, dedication, and sisterhood that should thrill and inspire readers…
—Michelle Cacho-Negrete, author of Stealing: Life in America: A Collection of Essays
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Anne B. Gass is the author of Voting Down the Rose: Florence Brooks Whitehouse and Maine’s Fight for Woman Suffrage, published in 2014. Anne is Whitehouse’s great-granddaughter, and she speaks regularly on Florence and women’s rights history at libraries, museums, colleges, high schools, and other venues.
Anne has continued her great-grandmother’s activist tradition. She is the founder and principal of ABG Consulting LLC, a small business supporting nonprofits, local and state governments, and foundations in their efforts to help people in need build stable, productive lives. She serves on the Steering Committee of the Maine Suffrage Centennial Collaborative and as the Maine Coordinator for the National Votes for Women Trail, a project of the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites. She also serves on Maine’s Permanent Commission on the Status of Women and is Vice President of the Gray Town Council.
When not writing or volunteering, Anne can be found hiking, wild ice skating, traveling, or backcountry skiing with her husband, Rick.