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The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie

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: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie
by Wendy McClure

  • Publication Date: April 3, 2012
  • Genres: Memoir
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Riverhead Trade
  • ISBN-10: 1594485682
  • ISBN-13: 9781594485688