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Wisconsin Book Festival presents Caroline Fraser

Event Type: ADULT - BOOKS
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 9/27/2018
Start Time: 5:00 PM
End Time: 6:00 PM
Description:
 Presented in partnership with the Friends of UW-Madison Libraries, the 2017 Schewe Lecture features Pulitzer Prize winner, Caroline Fraser, speaking about her new book, Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder.

This event will take place at the Wisconsin Historical Sociecty Auditorium.
 
Millions of readers of Little House on the Prairie believe they know Laura Ingalls—the pioneer girl who survived blizzards and near-starvation on the Great Plains, and the woman who wrote the famous autobiographical books. But the true saga of her life has never been fully told. Now, drawing on unpublished manuscripts, letters, diaries, and land and financial records, Caroline Fraser—the editor of the Library of America edition of the Little House series—masterfully fills in the gaps in Wilder’s biography. Revealing the grown-up story behind the most influential childhood epic of pioneer life, she also chronicles Wilder's tumultuous relationship with her journalist daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, setting the record straight regarding charges of ghostwriting that have swirled around the books.
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Other Information:
 Wisconsin Book Festival
Contact: Conor Moran
Contact Number: 608-229-2081
Link: Wisconsin Book Festival