The Short Story
Flats Junction, Dakota Territory: 1881. Right after the harshest winter in American history, new widow Jane Weber needs to re-create her story to survive, or risk her health and reputation. She hastens to leave Boston constraints and expectations by hiring herself out as a housekeeper. But life in the west has its own brand of intolerance, uncertainty, and bedevilment. Is Flats Junction a place to live or another town to leave?
"Ms. Dahmen has managed to capture the essence of the time period and the heart of the woman brave enough to find her own way in this thoroughly enjoyable and engrossing novel. Don't miss it!" - Lesley Kagen, New York Times bestselling author of The Mutual Admiration Society and Whistling in the Dark.
"Sara Dahmen has done something most writers can only hope for. She's created a character whose inner strength, her unyielding sense of honor, just might be her undoing. Widow is a breathtaking journey through the interior landscape of a woman whose head has accepted her fate, but whose heart and quiet passions have other ideas." - Scott Wilbanks, award-winning author of The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster.