Bible quotes in Little House books

A while ago I compiled a list of Bible-and-book quotes in the Little House TV series. I've now done essentially the same thing for the Little House novels. I've included the principal 8 Little House novels of Laura Ingalls Wilder, plus the posthumously published ninth novel, "The First Four Years", and her recently published memoir, … Continue reading Bible quotes in Little House books

Pioneer Girl

This book’s annotations, and Wilder’s nonfiction voice, make this a first-rate work of history. The editor, Pamela Smith Hill, highlights the process of turning nonfiction into fiction.  There is also analysis of the relationship between memories and writing. Wilder was something of a stickler for accuracy, especially in comparison with her daughter-and-editor, Rose Wilder Lane, … Continue reading Pioneer Girl

By the Shores of Silver Lake

This book is filled with wonderful episodes and, in my opinion, the best writing this late in the Little House series.  Mary going blind, and the death of Jack, are well-known episodes; I had read them last year without continuing in the book, and their simple power holds you on second reading.  Continuing into the … Continue reading By the Shores of Silver Lake