Published by Orchard Books in 1987, Julia’s Mending is based on Fred Gorton's tale of breaking his leg by falling through the hay hole in the barn. Obviously, I changed my grandfather into a little girl in this fictional version, but the depiction of life on a farm in Liberty Falls (now Ferndale, NY) is as accurate as I could make it.

From Kirkus Reviews: "As a believable re-creation of life 100 years ago, this is an easily read, pleasant story."

From Publisher’s Weekly: "Julia's realization that she has behaved in a snobbish, Self-centered, unlikeable fashion---and her subsequent maturity---is fully delineated, and the 19th century setting is effectively evoked. This first novel is well sustained and has a light, seamless style."

From School Library Journal: "With its sprightly writing style and likeable characters, this is historical fiction that will grab readers' attention and hold it to the satisfying conclusion."

This is a hardcover book, first edition, first printing, signed by the author (personalized autographs available) with library binding. It is now out of print and hard to find. It originally sold for $12.95. It is offered now for $10.00 plus $4.00 shipping and handling. For first class, please remit a total of $17.00.

To place your order

send your check and autographing instructions to:

Kathy Lynn Emerson
P.O. Box 156
Wilton, ME 04294

If you have questions, please ask by email to:

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