“Little House on the Prairie and the Truth About the American West” — Prairie Fires reviewed on the cover of The New York Times Book Review!

☞ Prairie Fires is named one of the Best Biographies of 2017 by Amazon

☞ Check out upcoming author appearances in Minneapolis, Chicago, Iowa City, Kansas City, Santa Fe, and more....

☞ Read Caroline Fraser on “Laura Ingalls Wilder and American Farming” at littlehouseontheprairie.com

☞  BookPage interviews the author of the “endlessly fascinating” Prairie Fires.

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"UNFORGETTABLE"

“A magisterial biography, which surely must be called definitive... A compelling, beautifully written story… But it is its marriage of biography and history―the latter providing such a rich context for the life―that is one of the great strengths of this indispensable book.”

Booklist (starred review)


☞ NPR praises Prairie Fires in its tribute to Laura Ingalls Wilder at 150

☞ Prairie Fires ("thoroughly researched... a fascinating read") is chosen by LibraryReads as one of the top ten books that librarians love published in November 2017

 


 

 

“Engrossing… Exhilarating… Lovers of the series will delight in learning about real-life counterparts to classic fictional episodes, but, as Fraser emphasizes, the true story was often much harsher. Meticulously tracing the Ingalls and Wilder families’ experiences through public records and private documents, Fraser discovers failed farm ventures and constant money problems, as well as natural disasters even more terrifying and devastating in real life than in Wilder’s writing. She also helpfully puts Wilder’s narrow world into larger historical context.”
Publishers Weekly

Caroline Fraser is the editor of the Library of America edition of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books, and the author of Rewilding the World and God’s Perfect Child. Her writing has appeared in The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, the Los Angeles Times, and the London Review of Books, among other publications. She lives in New Mexico.

Caroline Fraser is the editor of the Library of America edition of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books, and the author of Rewilding the World and God’s Perfect Child. Her writing has appeared in The New York Review of BooksThe New YorkerThe Atlantic, the Los Angeles Times, and the London Review of Books, among other publications. She lives in New Mexico.


☞ Coming November 23, 2017 from Fleet, a new literary imprint of the Little Brown Book Group: the UK edition of Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder

☞ Why the Little House books are enjoyed by both children and adult readers: Caroline Fraser interviewed by The Library of America

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