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I had been born in Denmark, however, proceeded with my family to the Boston area for a teenager. After graduating from Radcliffe College (as it was then) I lived in Concord, Massachusetts for a few years before going to graduate school at Harvard and then turning into a professor in the University of Minnesota. In academia, I published countless scientific articles as well as a memoir, "A kid's Tapestry of War-Denmark 1940-45," and a historical novel about life on a island and also sailing the Tall Ships at the 19th century. '' Leaving instruction and studying to spend more time to composing, my husband and I moved back to Massachusetts where I finished another historic book about my life in Minnesota, "Running prior to the Prairie Wind."
When I lived in Concord I had been mesmerized by the sense of history that pervades this exceptional town and its three rivers. My imagination sparked and eventually a conclusion grew to write a novel about its early years. "In the Concord of the Rivers" was published (paper and e-book) appeared in 2011. The story is told from the perspective of history grad student, Abigail, that abruptly finds herself back at the period she has been studying. I used her time travel as a device for imagining Puritan life in the nineteenth century through contemporary eyes. A central theme of the plot is the relationship between Abigail and half-Indian, Paul, both of whom are caught between two cultures. The sequel, "Abigail's Legacy," continues with the separate but intertwined stories of two individuals, young Betsy along with Paul, which Abigail left after she returned for her own time, as abruptly as she appeared. They grapple with all the abrupt loss of the buddy, so very important to each of them, as they find new lives, based on the free outlook they have learned in the future. I assume the theme of living in two cultures comes from my desire to balance my
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