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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,710 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Wendy McClure Narrator: Teri Clark Linden Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 McClure has 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.” Along the way she comes to understand how Wilder’s life and work have shaped our ideas about girlhood and the American West. The Wilder Life is a loving, irreverent, spirited tribute to a series of books that have inspired generations of American women. It is also 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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Shelly | 2/9/2014

    " Was a little slow for me to get into this, but ended up liking it. I had no idea about this resurgence of Laura tourism. McClure's descriptions are funny and, sometimes, poignant when she connects to her memories of her recently deceased mother. Also, enjoyed learning a little of the historically accurate truth of the Ingalls family travels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lisa | 1/18/2014

    " Good, but not "laugh-out-loud" funny as touted. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Molly | 1/14/2014

    " This is a bookclub pick, but I can't finish it. It's part literary review, part blather. Not compelling at all. I'm going to read LHOP instead. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Melanie | 12/28/2013

    " For the first time ever, I finally felt like someone "got" this facination that I have not only with the pioneer days, but specifically with Little House on the Prairie. It was amazing to read and be able to say "exactly". Granted, at time the author gets a little to obcessed and looks a little too into things from the stories, but in doing that, she also gave me a new, adult perspective on the Little House series. "

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