hen ten-year-old Dinah Kirkham saw her father leaving in the middle of the night, she asked when he would be back. "Soon," he said. On that night in 1829, John Kirkham built the foundation of his daughter's certainty that the only person she could ever really trust was herself.
From that day forward, Dinah worked to support her family, remaining fiercely devoted to their welfare even in the face of despair.
An epic of independance and devotion, of hardship and fulfillment... of a woman so strong that knowing her could change your life.
"Orson Scott Card is a powerful storyteller with the gift of making mundane things sparkle... an engrossing epic."
-- Los Angeles Times Book Review
Copyright © 1984 Orson Scott Card
A Tor Book - Published by Tom Doherty Associates, Inc.
Cover Art by Hiram Richardson
Previously published under the title A WOMAN OF DESTINY.