PonderosaSage is delighted to announce the publication of a second novel by Pearl Whitfield. “Apsara” is the story of a young girl in a remote village in 12th century Cambodia, who loves to dance and is chosen to train as an Apsara (court dancer) for King Jayavarman VII. This work of historical fiction grew from an experience Pearl Whitfield had in 2013, in Cambodia at the museum in Siem Reap (the town closest to Angkor Wat). The book had a long incubation after 2013, but then was written in less than two years. “Apsara” is Whitfield’s second novel. Her first, “The Storekeeper, A Tale of Small Town Life,” is a story about a man whose wife dies and he moves to a small town in the inter-mountain west of modern day USA. Ralph buys the mom-and-pop store, enters into community life, and starts to heal from his grief.
Whitfield lives in a small town in the high desert of Eastern Oregon. She enjoys sauntering where there are long views and solitude.