Pioneer Girl

Pioneer Girl
Author: Bich Minh Nguyen
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-02-06
ISBN: 0698151372
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pioneer Girl Book Excerpt:

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.

A Prairie Girl s Faith

A Prairie Girl s Faith
Author: Stephen W. Hines
Publsiher: WaterBrook
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-02-06
ISBN: 0735289794
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Prairie Girl s Faith Book Excerpt:

The first in-depth look at the spiritual path of legendary storyteller Laura Ingalls Wilder. With her extraordinary God-given pluck, the creator of the epic Little House series survived the harshness of frontier life—from the heartbreak of sudden crop losses to murderous storms to unrelenting loneliness. Yet in every season, Laura found strength through her relationship with God. Now, several generations later, Laura’s insights about work and rest, trust in the face of hardship, and the value of faith are more relevant than ever. Through Laura’s discerning newspaper pieces as an early advice columnist, interviews with people who knew her personally, and extensive investigation by Stephen Hines, we witness an authentic faith that comes not from pretending all is well but from growing through difficult times. With photos and authentic recipes from the Little House era, A Prairie Girl’s Faith also opens a wider window into the lives of pioneers as it offers a revealing look at the beliefs, character, and culture into which Laura was born and grew to maturity.

Pioneer Woman

Pioneer Woman
Author: Elizabeth Thompson
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 208
Release: 1991-03-01
ISBN: 0773562885
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pioneer Woman Book Excerpt:

Elizabeth Thompson develops the idea of the pioneer woman as an archetypal character firmly entrenched in Canadian fiction and the Canadian consciousness. Thompson's broad definition of the concept of pioneer can be seen to reflect the history of Canadian women, starting with the pioneers of settlement and continuing through the pioneers of spiritual perfection and psychological liberation. Various versions of the pioneer woman have appeared in English-Canadian fiction since Traill's development of the character type. Sara Jeannette Duncan's The Imperialist and Ralph Connor's The Man From Glengarry and Glengarry School Days feature pioneer women who cope not only with physical frontiers but also with those grounded in social and personal concerns. More recently, Margaret Laurence used this character type in The Stone Angel, A Jest of God, and The Diviners, with characters who inhabit internal, personal frontiers. Thompson argues that the longevity of this character type in English-Canadian fiction reveals an affinity between the pioneer woman and a common conception of the role of women in Canadian society. She suggests that the role for women proposed by the early immigrants was an appropriate choice for the Canadian frontier, regardless of the location and nature of that frontier.

Little House Long Shadow

Little House  Long Shadow
Author: Anita Clair Fellman
Publsiher: University of Missouri Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2008-05-21
ISBN: 9780826266330
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Little House Long Shadow Book Excerpt:

Beyond their status as classic children’s stories, Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books play a significant role in American culture that most people cannot begin to appreciate. Millions of children have sampled the books in school; played out the roles of Laura and Mary; or visited Wilder homesites with their parents, who may be fans themselves. Yet, as Anita Clair Fellman shows, there is even more to this magical series with its clear emotional appeal: a covert political message that made many readers comfortable with the resurgence of conservatism in the Reagan years and beyond. In Little House, Long Shadow, a leading Wilder scholar offers a fresh interpretation of the Little House books that examines how this beloved body of children’s literature found its way into many facets of our culture and consciousness—even influencing the responsiveness of Americans to particular political views. Because both Wilder and her daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, opposed the New Deal programs being implemented during the period in which they wrote, their books reflect their use of family history as an argument against the state’s protection of individuals from economic uncertainty. Their writing emphasized the isolation of the Ingalls family and the family’s resilience in the face of crises and consistently equated self-sufficiency with family acceptance, security, and warmth. Fellman argues that the popularity of these books—abetted by Lane’s overtly libertarian views—helped lay the groundwork for a negative response to big government and a positive view of political individualism, contributing to the acceptance of contemporary conservatism while perpetuating a mythic West. Beyond tracing the emergence of this influence in the relationship between Wilder and her daughter, Fellman explores the continuing presence of the books—and their message—in modern cultural institutions from classrooms to tourism, newspaper editorials to Internet message boards. Little House, Long Shadow shows how ostensibly apolitical artifacts of popular culture can help explain shifts in political assumptions. It is a pioneering look at the dissemination of books in our culture that expands the discussion of recent political transformations—and suggests that sources other than political rhetoric have contributed to Americans’ renewed appreciation of individualist ideals.

Writing the Pioneer Woman

Writing the Pioneer Woman
Author: Janet Floyd
Publsiher: University of Missouri Press
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2002
ISBN: 0826262651
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing the Pioneer Woman Book Excerpt:

Focusing on a series of autobiographical texts, published and private, well known and obscure, Writing the Pioneer Woman examines the writing of domestic life on the nineteenth-century North American frontier. In an attempt to determine the meanings found in the pioneer woman's everyday writings -- from records of recipes to descriptions of washing floors -- Janet Floyd explores domestic details in the autobiographical writing of British and Anglo-American female emigrants.

The Pioneer s Daughter

The Pioneer s Daughter
Author: Emerson Bennett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 139
Release: 1851
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Chronicle of Walnut Station Walnut Grove

A Chronicle of Walnut Station   Walnut Grove
Author: Daniel D. Peterson
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1257948326
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laura Ingalls Wilder
Author: Ginger Wadsworth
Publsiher: Twenty-First Century Books
Total Pages: 128
Release: 1997-01-01
ISBN: 9780822549505
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Laura Ingalls Wilder Book Excerpt:

Tells the life story of the author of the "Little House" books from her childhood in Wisconsin to her death at Rocky Ridge Farm at the age of ninety.

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laura Ingalls Wilder
Author: Pamela Smith Hill
Publsiher: South Dakota State Hist Society
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2007
ISBN: 097779556X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Laura Ingalls Wilder Book Excerpt:

"[E]xamines Wilder's tumultuous, but ultimately successful, professional and personal relationship with her daughter-the hidden editor-Rose Wilder Lane.

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laura Ingalls Wilder
Author: Sallie Ketcham
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2014-09-16
ISBN: 1136725733
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Laura Ingalls Wilder Book Excerpt:

Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote stories that have defined the American frontier for generations of readers. As both author and character in her own books, she became one of the most famous figures in American children’s literature. Her famous Little House on the Prairie series, based on her childhood in Wisconsin, Kansas, Minnesota, and South Dakota, blended memoir and fiction into a vivid depiction of nineteenth-century settler life that continues to shape many Americans’ understanding of the country’s past. Poised between fiction and fact, literature and history, Wilder’s life is a fascinating window on the American West. Placing Wilder’s life and work in historical context, and including previously unpublished material from the Wilder archives, Sallie Ketcham introduces students to domestic frontier life, the conflict between Native Americans and infringing white populations, and the West in public memory and imagination.

The Pioneer Woman Cooks

The Pioneer Woman Cooks
Author: Ree Drummond
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-06-01
ISBN: 0061959820
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pioneer Woman Cooks Book Excerpt:

Paula Deen meets Erma Bombeck in The Pioneer Woman Cooks, Ree Drummond’s spirited, homespun cookbook. Drummond colorfully traces her transition from city life to ranch wife through recipes, photos, and pithy commentary based on her popular, award-winning blog, Confessions of a Pioneer Woman, and whips up delicious, satisfying meals for cowboys and cowgirls alike made from simple, widely available ingredients. The Pioneer Woman Cooks—and with these “Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl,” she pleases the palate and tickles the funny bone at the same time.

Libertarians on the Prairie

Libertarians on the Prairie
Author: Christine Woodside
Publsiher: Skyhorse
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2016-09-06
ISBN: 1628726598
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Libertarians on the Prairie Book Excerpt:

Generations of children have fallen in love with the pioneer saga of the Ingalls family, of Pa and Ma, Laura and her sisters, and their loyal dog, Jack. Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books have taught millions of Americans about frontier life, giving inspiration to many and in the process becoming icons of our national identity. Yet few realize that this cherished bestselling series wandered far from the actual history of the Ingalls family and from what Laura herself understood to be central truths about pioneer life. In this groundbreaking narrative of literary detection, Christine Woodside reveals for the first time the full extent of the collaboration between Laura and her daughter, Rose Wilder Lane. Rose hated farming and fled the family homestead as an adolescent, eventually becoming a nationally prominent magazine writer, biographer of Herbert Hoover, and successful novelist, who shared the political values of Ayn Rand and became mentor to Roger Lea MacBride, the second Libertarian presidential candidate. Drawing on original manuscripts and letters, Woodside shows how Rose reshaped her mother's story into a series of heroic tales that rebutted the policies of the New Deal. Their secret collaboration would lead in time to their estrangement. A fascinating look at the relationship between two strong-willed women, Libertarians on the Prairie is also the deconstruction of an American myth. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Catalog of Copyright Entries Third Series

Catalog of Copyright Entries  Third Series
Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office
Publsiher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress
Total Pages: 914
Release: 1960
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Copyright
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catalog of Copyright Entries Third Series Book Excerpt:

Includes Part 1, Number 2: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals (July - December)

Prairie Girl s Song

Prairie Girl s Song
Author: Kate Ferris,Mary Ann Tully
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2017-01-28
ISBN: 1460294637
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prairie Girl s Song Book Excerpt:

Children let their imaginations soar as they read "Prairie Girl's Song" and follow the adventures of a young girl on her family's prairie farm. The story is told through the delightful, rhyming lyrics of a folk song written by musician Kate Ferris. The vibrant imagery created with Ferris’ words is woven by artist Mary Ann Tully into an enchanting and richly coloured mixed media tapestry of prairie plants and animals. Seen through the eyes of a child, the diversity of the wild prairie comes alive over the course of a day and into the magic of a prairie night. The glossary at the end of the book provides an excellent source of information about the ecology of the prairies. "Prairie Girl's Song" is an essential addition for the shelves of classrooms, schools and home libraries everywhere.

A Prairie Girl s Life The Story of The Reverend Edna Lenora Perry

A Prairie Girl   s Life  The Story of The Reverend Edna Lenora Perry
Author: Edna L. Perry,Keith C. Perry
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2014-11-05
ISBN: 1483415651
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Prairie Girl s Life The Story of The Reverend Edna Lenora Perry Book Excerpt:

From Edna's childhood wearing a flour sack dress while living in a leaky barn to breaking ground in a small mid-west city, outdoor education and the ministry, this story chronicles a determined Canadian prairie pioneer through defining 20th century world events. The following excerpt is from the dedication of her street, Edna Perry Way: "If you grew up in Transcona between the 1950s and 1980s you likely will know the name Edna Perry."

Pioneer Daughter

Pioneer Daughter
Author: Verle Cushman Beattie
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 86
Release: 1976
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Cadillac (Mich.)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Recollections of a Pioneer s Daughter

Recollections of a Pioneer s Daughter
Author: Eliza Voluntine Rumsey
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 61
Release: 1936
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Chicago (Ill.)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Wallace s American Trotting Register

Wallace s American Trotting Register
Author: John Hankins Wallace
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1904
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Holstein Friesian Herd book

Holstein Friesian Herd book
Author: Holstein-Friesian Association of America
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1889
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Cattle
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Because I Said So

Because I Said So
Author: Kate Moses,Camille Peri
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN: 0061850241
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Because I Said So Book Excerpt:

In June 1997, Camille Peri and Kate Moses launched the daily website Mothers Who Think on Salon.com for women who, like themselves, were starved for smart, honest stories about motherhood -- personal and intimate stories that went beyond tantrum control and potty training to grapple with the profound issues that affect women and their children. Like the online site, their bestselling, American Book Award-winning anthology Mothers Who Think struck a nerve across the country not just with mothers, but with all those who shared a vested interest in the raising of the next generation. Because I Said So gives readers even more to think about. This new collection of fiercely honest essays edited by Peri and Moses captures the challenges of motherhood in the twenty-first century as no other book has. Writers such as Janet Fitch, Mariane Pearl, Mary Roach, Susan Straight, Margaret Talbot, Rosellen Brown, Beth Kephart, Ariel Gore, and Ana Castillo delve into the personal and the political, giving passionate expression to their relationships with their children and to their evolving sense of themselves. Provocative, candid, witty, and wise, their stories range from the anguish of giving up child custody to the guilt of having sex in an era of sexless marriages; from learning to love the full-speed testosterone chaos of boys to raising girls in a pervasively sexualized culture; from facing racial and religious intolerance with your children to surviving cancer and rap simultaneously. Told in prose that is as unabashedly frank as it is lyrical, this is the collective voice of real mothers -- raised above the din -- in all their humor, anger, vulnerability, grace, and glory.