The Wilder Life

The Wilder Life

My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie

Format
Paperback
Price
$17.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9781594485688
  • 352 Pages
  • Riverhead Books
  • Adult

Overview

Wendy McClure is on a quest to find the world of beloved Little House on the Prairie author Laura Ingalls Wilder—a fantastic realm of fiction, history, and places she’s never been to, yet somehow knows by heart. She traces the pioneer journey of the Ingalls family— looking for the Big Woods among the medium trees in Wisconsin, wading in Plum Creek, and enduring a prairie hailstorm in South Dakota. She immerses herself in all things Little House—exploring the story from fact to fiction, and from the TV shows to the annual summer pageants in Laura’s hometowns. Whether she’s churning butter in her apartment or sitting in a replica log cabin, McClure is always in pursuit of “the Laura experience.” The result is an incredibly funny first-person account of obsessive reading, and a story about what happens when we reconnect with our childhood touchstones—and find that our old love has only deepened.
The Wilder Life

The Wilder Life

Wendy McClure

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