Beyond Wellington

Beyond Wellington

by Nellie E Robertson


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One fateful night in 1910, in Washington's snowy Cascade Mountains, Laurie Davis's life takes an unexpected turn. As one of only eight passengers to survive the horrible Wellington railroad disaster that kills ninety-six people, she struggles to understand why her life is spared. But the wisdom and courage she gains from the tragedy helps her cope with the hurdles she encounters in the ten years following the crash.

Laurie's work as an editor's assistant at the Everett Daily Herald puts her in a position to vent her feelings about women's suffrage and prohibition. The birth of her son, her friend's encounter with spousal abuse, labor unrest and violence, World War I, influenza, and the usual bumps of everyday life tax the wisdom and courage she earned with her survival from the crash.

But through misfortune and loss, Laurie emerges victorious, a strong, dedicated woman whose newspaper career grows from an assistant position to an editor and publisher in her own right. Beyond Wellington is the story of one woman's valor, strength, and determination in her triumph over adversity.

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ISBN-13: 9780595389117
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/27/2006
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.35(d)

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