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The City Park footbridge in Valley City is part of the scene of an unfortunate event in the novel “Chasing the Strawberry Moon: Hitchhiking (for girls).” While the incident really did happen, it did not occur in Valley City, fictionalized in the book as “Felicity.” Photo courtesy Judith A. Grout

‘Strawberry Moon’ novel features VC


People reading “Chasing the Strawberry Moon: Hitchhiking (for girls)” may not recognize Valley City in the novel, but it’s there, bridges, parks and all, under the name “Felicity.”

Unlike Dawson and Oriska, which remained the same, and Spiritwood, which shifted only slightly to become Spirit Wood in the book, Valley City’s name was altered for a simple reason.

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Kari Lucin
Kari Lucin joined the Jamestown Sun as a staff writer in July 2011. Previously, she worked for about six years at the Daily Globe in Worthington, Minn., as an online content coordinator and staff writer. A graduate of Jackson County Central High School and Augsburg College, she has a bachelor's degree in philosophy and English. At the Jamestown Sun, Kari is a general assignment reporter, but most typically covers the Stutsman County Commission and the James River Valley Library System. Find more of her writing at her blog, Oh Look, a Shiny Thing!
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