Next Stop, Heartland Open Access

Jaksich, Jessica Leigh (2013)

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Next Stop, Heartland is an original work of fiction. It is inspired by the true story of my paternal grandparents, as recalled by their siblings, children and friends. Told in a non-chronological series of fragmented flashbacks, this novella follows a young woman's journey from overprotected, pampered wife, to widowed mother of five. This is a portrait of blinding love, premature loss and resilience in the face of improbable circumstance.

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Omaha, Nebraska 1965 1

Omaha, Nebraska 1958 4

Omaha, Nebraska 1965 15

Fonda, Iowa 1968 19

Omaha, Nebraska 1966 24

Billings, Montana 1966 28

Fonda, Iowa 1967 36

Omaha, Nebraska 1967 40

Fonda, Iowa 1970 54

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