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Prairie Fires

2017-12-05 20:05:51.778655+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

I grew up on the Laura Ingalls Wilder books, and the mythology of them. On a family road trip in 1984 we stopped in the house in DeSmet. There are, of course, some questions that come up when reading those books (the "rugged independent" storytelling is hard to reconcile with the guy who keeps fucking up and abandoning his disasters until eventually he manages to actually get gainful employment), and with that in mind I may have to read Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder, a biography by Caroline Fraser.

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#Comment Re: Prairie Fires made: 2017-12-05 20:36:47.218806+00 by: Dan Lyke

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