Category : Fiction
Editor : Penguin
ISBN : 9780698151376
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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From an award-winning author, a novel about a Vietnamese American family’s ties to The Little House on the Prairie Jobless with a PhD, Lee Lien returns home to her Chicago suburb from grad school, only to find herself contending with issues she’s evaded since college. But when her brother disappears, he leaves behind an object from their mother’s Vietnam past that stirs up a forgotten childhood dream: a gold-leaf brooch, abandoned by an American reporter in Saigon back in 1965, that might be an heirloom belonging to Laura Ingalls Wilder. As Lee explores the tenuous facts of this connection, she unearths more than expected—a trail of clues and enticements that lead her from the dusty stacks of library archives to hilarious prairie life reenactments and ultimately to San Francisco, where her findings will transform strangers’ lives as well as her own. A dazzling literary mystery about the true origins of a time-tested classic, Pioneer Girl is also the deeply moving tale of a second-generation Vietnamese daughter, the parents she struggles to honor, the missing brother she is expected to bring home—even as her discoveries yield dramatic insights that will free her to live her own life to its full potential.

Category : Biography & Autobiography
Editor :
ISBN : 1941813097
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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"A side-by-side textual comparison of the three surviving typescript revisions of "Pioneer Girl" that uses the texts themselves to draw inferences about Laura Ingalls Wilder's authorial and Rose Wilder Lane's editorial processes and intentions, as well as about the working relationship between the two women during their attempts to market "Pioneer Girl" as adult nonfiction, prior to the publication of Wilder's Little House novels that are based on these original manuscripts"--

Category : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : U of Nebraska Press
ISBN : 0803225261
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Describes the early childhood and life of Grace Snyder, whose family owned a Nebraska homestead in the late nineteenth century and endured the hardships and dangers of the prairie.

Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Editor : Harper Collins
ISBN : 9780064462341
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 36
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The pioneer spirit lives on... Readers around the world know and love Laura, the little girl born in the Big Woods of Wisconsin and raised in covered wagons and on wide open prairies. Now Little House fans can learn more about "Half-pint" in this, the first picture book biography book of Laura Ingalls Wilder. With a simple, glowing text by noted historian and Little House scholar William Anderson, and glorious paintings by Dan Andreasen, Pioneer Girl is a very special portrait of a writer whose classic books and poineer adventures have made her one of the most popular literary figures in America. This picture-book biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder tells the remarkable story of the pioneer girl who would one day immortalize her adventures in the beloved Little House books. Written in simple, glowing text by noted Little House scholar William Anderson, and illustrated with glorious paintings by artist Dan Andreasen, this wonderful first biography captures the very essence of the little girl called ‘Half-pint,' whose classic books and pioneer adventures have made her one of the most popular literary figures in America. This picture-book biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder tells the remarkable story of the pioneer girl who would one day immortalize her adventures in the beloved Little House books. Written in simple, glowing text by noted Little House scholar William Anderson, and illustrated with glorious paintings by artist Dan Andreasen, this wonderful first biography captures the very essence of the little girl called ‘Half-pint,’ whose classic books and pioneer adventures have made her one of the most popular literary figures in America.

Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Editor : HarperCollins
ISBN : 9780062570598
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 80
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Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved Little House books chronicle her childhood in the late 1800s on the American frontier. Now readers can learn about the real Laura, including events she did not write about in her classic stories, in this engaging and accessible chapter-book biography.

Category : Literary Collections
Editor : South Dakota State Historical Society Press
ISBN : 1941813089
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Published over eighty years after its inception, "Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography" edited by Pamela Smith Hill gave readers new insight into the truth behind Wilder's fiction. "Pioneer Girl Perspectives" further demonstrates the importance of Wilder as an influential American author whose stories of growing up on the frontier remain relevant today.

Category : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : South Dakota State Hist Society Press
ISBN : 0984504176
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 400
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Laura Ingalls Wilder's unedited, and unpublished, draft of her autobiography that was written for an adult audience and eventually served as the foundation for her popular Little House on the Prairie series includes not-safe-for-children tales that feature stark scenes of domestic abuse, love triangles gone awry and a man who lit himself on fire while drunk off whiskey.

Category : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : Harper Collins
ISBN : 9780062091994
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 240
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When Tina Basich grabbed her rented snowboard and headed to the mountains in Lake Tahoe, snowboarding wasn't even considered a sport . . . yet. It was the beginning, and could have easily gone the way of many other sports and become dominated by male-driven competition. But not with Tina on the scene . . . Comments like "You're pretty good . . . for a girl" only pushed her harder to be the best and to prove she was more than just a token player on the slopes. Representing for women everywhere, she became a snowboarding all-star, started her own signature board and clothing lines for women, founded Boarding for Breast Cancer, and followed her heart, which led her on the adventure of a lifetime. This is her story.

Category : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : South Dakota State Hist Society
ISBN : 9780977795567
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 244
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"[E]xamines Wilder's tumultuous, but ultimately successful, professional and personal relationship with her daughter-the hidden editor-Rose Wilder Lane.

Category : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : University of Missouri Press
ISBN : 0826210155
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 454
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A biography of Rose Wilder Lane, ghostwriter of her mother's "Little House" books and a journalist.