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Prairie fires : the American dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder  Cover Image Book Book

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

Fraser, Caroline, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 1627792767
  • ISBN: 9781627792769
  • ISBN: 9781627792769 : HRD
  • ISBN: 1627792767 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9781627792769
  • ISBN: 1627792767
  • Physical Description: xii, 625 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, LLC, 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.:
"This book, written by the editor of the Library of America edition of the Little House books, is a thoroughly researched biography of not only Laura Ingalls Wilder, but of her daughter, Rose. Using unpublished manuscripts, letters, financial records, and more, Fraser gives fresh insight into the life of a woman beloved to many. Intensively researched, this is definitely a fascinating read, and one that I plan on reading again -- maybe the next time I re-read the Little House series. -- Jennifer Ohzourk for LibraryReads,"--Novelist.
Subject: Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957.
Lane, Rose Wilder, 1886-1968.
Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957.
Authors, American > 20th century > Biography.
Women pioneers > United States > Biography.
Frontier and pioneer life > United States.
Genre: Biographies.

Available copies

  • 47 of 48 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Salem Free Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 48 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Salem Free Public Library B WILDER (Text) 33640152609529 Adult New Nonfiction Available -

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