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3.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 5 3.50 (2 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Hamlin Garland Narrator: Grover Gardner Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781455183234
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A Son of the Middle Border is an epic story of the quest for new frontiers during the last half of the nineteenth century, and of the gradual, heartbreaking failure of America’s pioneer ideal.

Drawing on the history of his own family, Pulitzer Prize winner Hamlin Garland chronicles the experiences of a generation. A Son of the Middle Border, Garland’s bittersweet narrative of growing up on Wisconsin, Iowa, and South Dakota farms, captures in vivid, moving detail the stories of the thousands of courageous and optimistic Americans who sought new and prosperous lives on the midwestern frontier and discovered not only the grandeur of the plains but also the immense toll nature demands from those who try to tame the land.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In all the region of autobiography…I do not know quite the like of Mr. Garland’s story of his life, and I should rank it with the very greatest of that kind of literature.”

    New York Times Review of Books

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 8/14/2012

    " I also read it sequel: Daughter of the Middle Border. True old, NE South Dakota author/book. Enjoyed them alot. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tasha | 5/10/2011

    " this was really boring. "

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About the Author
Author Hamlin Garland

Hamlin Garland (1860-1940) was an American writer born in West Salem, Wisconsin. In short stories, verse, and novels, he vividly described the farm life of the Midwest. A Daughter of the Middle Border, the sequel to his autobiographical A Son of the Middle Border, won the Pulitzer Prize.

About the Narrator

Grover Gardner (a.k.a. Tom Parker) is an award-winning narrator with over eight hundred titles to his credit. Named one of the “Best Voices of the Century” and a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, he has won three prestigious Audie Awards, was chosen Narrator of the Year for 2005 by Publishers Weekly, and has earned more than thirty Earphones Awards.