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Prairie fires : the American dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder / Caroline Fraser.

Fraser, Caroline, (author.).

Available copies

  • 31 of 56 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

6 current holds with 56 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch B WILDER FRA (Text) 34207002132893 Adult Non-Fiction Biographies Checked out 04/26/2018
Akron Carnegie PL - Akron B WIL (Text) 75253000056311 Adult NEW Non-fiction Checked out 05/02/2018
Batesville Mem. PL - Batesville 920 WILDER LAURA INGALLS (Text) 34706001583436 Non-Fiction 900-999 On holds shelf -
Benton Co PL - Fowler B WILDER (Text) 34044000933877 Adult Biography Available -
Bloomfield Eastern Greene Co PL - Bloomfield Main 92 WIL (Text) 36803001041081 BIOGRAPHY Available -
Butler PL - Butler 921 WILDER (Text) 73174005034242 Adult: Nonfiction Checked out 04/26/2018
Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola B WILDER L (Text) 33118000182584 Adult: New Book Checked out 04/26/2018
Coatesville-Clay Twp PL - Coatesville B WILDER (Text) 78321000027134 Adult Biography Available -
Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver BIO WIL-L FRA-C (Text) 34304000872356 Adult - Biography Available -
Danville-Center Twp PL - Danville B Wil (Text) 32604030009524 DCTPLD AD New Books Checked out 05/01/2018
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781627792769
  • ISBN: 1627792767
  • Physical Description: xii, 625 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2017.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 517-602) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part I: The pioneer -- Maiden rock -- Indian summers -- Crying hard times -- God hates a coward -- Don't leave the farm, boys -- Part II: The exile -- A world made -- As a farm woman thinks -- The absent ones -- Pioneer girl -- Part III: The dream -- A ruined country -- Dusty old dust -- We are all here -- Sunshine and shadow -- There is gold in the farm.
Summary, etc.:
Millions of readers of Little House on the Prairie believe they know Laura Ingalls--the pioneer girl who survived blizzards and near-starvation on the Great Plains, and the woman who wrote the famous autobiographical books. But the true saga of her life has never been fully told. Now, drawing on unpublished manuscripts, letters, diaries, and land and financial records, Caroline Fraser--the editor of the Library of America edition of the Little House series--masterfully fills in the gaps in Wilder's biography. Revealing the grown-up story behind the most influential childhood epic of pioneer life, she also chronicles Wilder's tumultuous relationship with her journalist daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, setting the record straight regarding charges of ghostwriting that have swirled around the books. The Little House books, for all the hardships they describe, are paeans to the pioneer spirit, portraying it as triumphant against all odds. But Wilder's real life was harder and grittier than that, a story of relentless struggle, rootlessness, and poverty. It was only in her sixties, after losing nearly everything in the Great Depression, that she turned to children's books, recasting her hardscrabble childhood as a celebratory vision of homesteading - and achieving fame and fortune in the process, in one of the most astonishing rags-to-riches episodes in American letters. Spanning nearly a century of epochal change, from the Indian Wars to the Dust Bowl, Wilder's dramatic life provides a unique perspective on American history and our national mythology of self-reliance. With fresh insights and new discoveries, Prairie Fires reveals the complex woman whose classic stories grip us to this day. -- from dust jacket.
Subject: Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957
Lane, Rose Wilder, 1886-1968.
Authors, American > 20th century > Biography.
Women pioneers > United States > Biography.
Frontier and pioneer life > United States.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY > Historical.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY > Literary.
Genre: Biographies.

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