Local Author: Carol Kammen on Lamentations: A Novel of Women Walking West

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Lectures, Writing

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Adults
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Local author and Tompkins County Historian Carol Kammen will discuss her new book:  Lamentations is a novel about the first group of families crossing west to Oregon in 1842, from the perspective of the dozen women on the trip. Although none of these women left a written record of her journey, the company clerk’s daily notations provided documentation of historical events. Based on these records and the author’s own decades of work as a historian, Carol Kammen provides an interpretation of the women’s thoughts and feelings as events played out in and around the wagons heading west.