Author Event - Whither Thou Goest, I Will Go Book by Naomi Dathan
Jem Perkins is used to her comfortable city life, she has a fine house, a handsome husband and a new baby boy. But when her family’s financial situation takes a turn for the worst, she must learn to adapt to her new life, in a sod house on a Nebraska homestead. Jem reluctantly adapts to the harsh realities of prairie life: churning butter, fighting illness and enduring loneliness. But times get worse when the history-making Children's Blizzard of 1888 sweeps across the land, ushering in a new season of hardship. Jem will have to endure more than she ever has before. Keena Tomko, using penname Naomi Dathan, wrote Whither Thou Goest, I Will Go, a historical novel inspired by the non-fiction book, The Children’s Blizzard by David Laskin and by a lifelong fascination with all things pioneer. Tomko grew up in California and the Akron area, and has lived in Lakewood for two years. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event.