New Book by Donnale Harp Celebrates Pioneer Mother’s Legacy

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‘Dixie and the Kids’ commemorates author’s mother Dixie’s hard work, influence on future generations

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Our key to success was working as a team and respecting everyone’s suggestions.

Author Donnale Harp honors her mother’s spirit and memory while capturing Harp’s own memories of growing up in Oregon through her new book, “Dixie and the Kids” (published by iUniverse).

Harp describes her mother, Dixie, as a pioneer mother who knew how important it was to never give up. After moving to Oregon, Dixie settled Harp and her two siblings into a log cabin situated on 10 acres of wilderness and worked her hardest to provide for them.

“Dixie and the Kids” illustrates how one family worked as a team to overcome obstacles and laugh along the way. The book is narrated by Harp’s family members as well as their animals to portray a multifaceted view of the family dynamic.

“The very nature of the book is different as the ways in which our family chose to solve our problems included hard work and outdoor living,” Harp says. “Our key to success was working as a team and respecting everyone’s suggestions.”

Through her book, Harp aims to preserve Dixie’s legacy for many generations to come. She hopes Dixie’s lessons will resonate with readers from all walks of life.

Dixie and the Kids
By Donnale Harp
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 184 pages | ISBN 9781440190056
E-Book | 184 pages | ISBN 9781440190049184
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Donnale Harp is a mother to four, grandmother to three and great-grandmother to 11 children. She describes herself as a fearless adventurer, farmer, gardener and teacher. She currently lives in an independent retirement home in Salem, Oregon, among many residents who have many stories to relate.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC, self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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