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Author: Susan Wittig Albert Narrator: Narrator Info Added Soon Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2015 ISBN: 9781501238369
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The Little House books, which chronicled the pioneer adventures of Laura Ingalls Wilder, are among the most beloved books in the American literary canon. Lesser known is the secret, concealed for decades, of how they came to be. Now, bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert reimagines the fascinating story of Laura’s daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, an intrepid world traveler and writer who returned to her parents’ Ozark farm, Rocky Ridge, in 1928. There she began a collaboration with her mother on the pioneer stories that would captivate generations of readers around the world.

Despite the books’ success, Rose’s involvement would remain a secret long after both women died. A vivid account of a great literary deception, A Wilder Rose is a spellbinding tale of a complicated mother-daughter relationship set against the brutal backdrop of the Great Depression.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Albert does an excellent job of bringing historical figures to life in a credible way; her novel is well paced, its characterizations are strong, and the plot is solidly constructed. Readers begin to understand Lane’s personality and mentality, as well as the things that drive her.”

    Publishers Weekly, starred review 

  • “A fine study in personalities, an accurate depiction of time and place, and a thorough understanding of the birth of the Little House books.”

    William Anderson, author of Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Biography

  • “Albert fictionalizes history in a way that helps readers better understand [the Lane/Wilder story]. She reopens the controversy over who deserves primary credit for the Little House series, while at the same time engagingly and persuasively reimagines the conflicted mother-daughter relationship.”

    John E. Miller, author of Becoming Laura Ingalls Wilder

  • “Rose Wilder Lane deserves to be fully recognized for her co-authorship of the Little House books. Susan Wittig Albert does that, and more, in [this] compelling and well-researched novel…A revealing,  behind-the-scenes look into a literary deception that has persisted for decades.”

    William Holtz, author of The Ghost in the Little House: A Life of Rose Wilder Lane

  • “This pitch-perfect novel reimagines the life of Rose Wilder Lane, coauthor of Little House on the Prairie…A nuanced, moving, and resonant novel about fraught mother-daughter relationships, family obligation, and the ways we both inherit and reject the values of our parents…With all of the charm of the Little House series—and the benefit of a sophisticated, adult worldview—Albert’s novel is an absolute pleasure.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

Susan Wittig Albert is the author of the acclaimed China Bayles mysteries. The first book in the series, Thyme of Death, was nominated for both an Agatha Award and an Anthony Award for Best First novel. Throughout her career, Wittig has written over sixty novels. She cowrote the Robin Paige Victorian Mysteries with her husband, Bill Albert, and wrote a number of Nancy Drew novels under the pen name Carolyn Keene.  She has also written a number of nonfiction works and a memoir entitled Together, Alone: A Memoir of Marriage and Place. Before becoming a full-time novelist, Wittig worked as a university English professor. She lives in Texas.