The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder

A Pioneer's Correspondence
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (12.80 hours)
Product Number: Z100100603
Released: Mar 08, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062453020
Narrator/s: John Morgan, Tish Hicks
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Available for the first time and collected in one volume, the letters of one of America's most beloved authors, Laura Ingalls Wilder-a treasure trove that offers new and unexpected understanding of her life and work. The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder is a vibrant, deeply personal portrait of this revered American author, illuminating her thoughts, travels, philosophies, writing career, and dealings with family, friends, and fans as never before. This is a fresh look at the adult life of the author in her own words. Gathered from museums and archives and personal collections, the letters span over sixty years of Wilder's life, from 1894-1956 and shed new light on Wilder's day-to-day life. Here we see her as a businesswoman and author-including her beloved Little House books, her legendary editor, Ursula Nordstrom, and her readers-as a wife, and as a friend. In her letters, Wilder shares her philosophies, political opinions, and reminiscences of life as a frontier child. Also included are letters to her daughter, writer Rose Wilder Lane, who filled a silent role as editor and collaborator while the famous Little House books were being written. Wilder biographer William Anderson collected and researched references throughout these letters and the result is an invaluable historical collection, tracing Wilder's life through the final days of covered wagon travel, her life as a farm woman, a country journalist, Depression-era author, and years of fame as the writer of the Little House books. This collection is a sequel to her beloved books, and a snapshot into twentieth-century living.

Original Publish Date: Mar 08, 2016

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Released: Mar 08, 2016
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Professional reviews

"Laura Ingalls Wilder's books have been treasured by generations of readers who have immersed themselves in her stories of American pioneer life. At first, listeners may be a bit put off by this audio production. As the narration moves between John Morgan's historical narrative and Tish Hicks's performance of the various letters, the pauses after section headings are awkward until one gets accustomed to the production's cadence. However, a little patience goes a long way. Morgan and Hicks are excellent, offering clear and rich deliveries with a warmth worthy of Ingalls herself. While fans might wish for more detail about her daily life--the biographical information is largely limited to snippets between the letters--this fascinating look at American history through letters and postcards is an unexpected surprise. L.B.F. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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