SunLit Interview: Pat Jurgens began with her grandmother’s story. It grew into a novel.
“Falling Forward: A Woman’s Journey West” tells the story of a young widowed mother who strikes out on her own in the early 20th century
SunLit Excerpt: In “Falling Forward,” a widowed mother secretly plots her new path
Pat Benedict Jurgen's first novel tracks protagonist Louisa's loss of her husband and her effort to break free from family she no longer trusts