Hers The Kingdom by Shirley StreshinskyHers The Kingdom by Shirley Streshinsky

Hers The Kingdom

byShirley Streshinsky

Hardcover | August 6, 2013

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When beautiful young Willa Reade first saw the wild California coast called the Malibu, she knew she had come home. It was here, with her handsome aristocratic husband, Owen, and her crippled sister Lena, that Willa would build her empire, an empire that would grow to shelter the generations of a mighty California dynasty.
Through the boom days of the railroads, from the dance halls of San Francisco, to the revolutionary fires of China, through the bitter losses of war and the terrible secrets of a forbidden love, Willa would fight. For pride, for passion, for her children and her men . . . for the vast cherished acres of the Malibu, her kingdom, her home, her destiny.
Title:Hers The KingdomFormat:HardcoverDimensions:708 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.98 inPublished:August 6, 2013Publisher:Turner Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1630263540

ISBN - 13:9781630263546


Table of Contents

Book I
From the Prairie To the Ocean, 1887-1892

Book II
Rancho Malibu y Sequit: The Early Years, 1893-1895

Book III
In the Shadow of the Hawk, 1896-1903

Book IV
The Malibu: Women and Children, 1908-1912

Book V
Porter and Kit, 1913-1922

Book VI
Sea Changes, 1922-1939

Editorial Reviews

“Streshinsky’s writing is consistently effortless . . . reminiscent of the very best of Willa Cather. A remarkable story, an evocative novel.” —San Francisco Chronicle“Broad in scope and rich in detail, this is an intelligent and enjoyable book.” —Publishers Weekly“‘A superior saga’ . . . What has been wrought here is a strong and absorbing story full of people who thunder along in interesting ways, surrounded by the trappings of wealth, grabbing for power or struggling against it, savoring passion, covering their tracks. A great California novel.” —Los Angeles Times “This gracefully written saga combines early California history with an absorbing tale of two sisters—each strong and flawed in her own way . . . an episodic narrative covering six decades which encompasses a devastating fire, the Great Depression, World War I and the urbanization of the West—a satisfying and imaginative novel.” —Los Angeles Herald Examiner“An absorbing, large-scale story of strong women and the land that gives them sustenance . . . Grabs the imagination. Highly recommended.” —Library Journal“The epic saga you’ve been looking for.” —Glamour“[Streshinsky’s novels] are the best historical fiction being written in America.” —John Jay Osborn, Jr., bestselling author of Paper Chase“A cast of indomitable characters and a portrait of a state coming of age are the attractions in this sprawling saga that stretches from the rolling plains of the Midwest to the untamed shores of California.” —Chattanooga Times