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Wednesday scent of the day 2/7

It's Hump Day, and Laura Ingalls Wilder's birthday. What fragrance are you wearing? I was going to wear Yves Saint Laurent M7, which I used to think was too masculine to wear out of the house. But I can't find it. I'm in Tom Ford Oud Wood, close enough. Reminder: 2/9 will be Broadened Horizons Friday...

Laura Ingalls Wilder’s little house of horrors on the prairies

Caroline Fraser shows how the much-loved author faced debt, sexual abuse and starvation throughout her pioneer childhood

33 Rare and Fascinating Vintage Photos From 'Little House on the Prairie' (Season 1)

The television series Little House on the Prairie aired on the NBC network from 1974 to 1983. The show was a loose adaptation of Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie semi-autobiographical novel series, although the namesake...Show More Summary

New bio is a searing portrait of 'Little House on the Prairie' author Laura Ingalls Wilder

Caroline Fraser's biography 'Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder' is a groundbreaking look at the author. A 4-star book review.        

These Happy Golden Years

The word “dreams” in the subtitle of Caroline Fraser’s new book, Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder, is plural for a reason. Laura’s Little House novels, based on her childhood experiences living on homesteads...Show More Summary

A New Biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder Looks at the Facts Behind a Beloved Series

"One of the extraordinary stories of Wilder’s life is her relationship with her daughter and the ways in which it helps create these classic books. There really isn’t any other relationship like it in literary history that I am aware of."

Our Back Pages: Notes From the Book Review Archives

In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: Eleanor Cameron on the import of Laura Ingalls Wilder.

The Book Review Podcast: O Pioneers!

Caroline Fraser talks about “Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder,” and Tiya Miles discusses “The Dawn of Detroit.”

Nonfiction: ‘Little House on the Prairie’ and the Truth About the American West

A new biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder “refreshes and revitalizes” our understanding of westward expansion, pioneer life and the literature that mythologized it.

Scary House On The Prairie: Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Brush With “Bloody Benders” Serial Killers

7 months agoNews / Crime : Crime Feed

Did you know there might have been a connection between the famous historical serial killers the "Bloody Benders" and a VERY famous series of children's books? The post Scary House On The Prairie: Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Brush With “Bloody Benders” Serial Killers appeared first on CrimeFeed.

Then and Now: How 'Little House on the Prairie' Actors Have Changed Since 1974

It's been more than 40 years since the beloved TV series "Little House on the Prairie" debuted on NBC. The show, based on the young adult book series by Laura Ingalls Wilder, was one of the most beloved shows on television when it ran from 1974 to 1983. Show More Summary

Michael Spyres: A tenor who resonates

The American tenor Michael Spyres has taken an impressive and unusual highway through the operatic world. Hailing from a musical family in Laura Ingalls Wilder's little town on the prairie, he is 38 yet has already tackled 64 different roles, from baroque to bel canto to Berlioz. Show More Summary

20 Things Pa Wouldn't Want You to Know About 'Little House on the Prairie'

Little House on the Prairie and its spin-off Little House: A New Beginning aired from 1974 to 1983, based on the classic series of children’s books written by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Set back in the late 1800s, the show was about average...Show More Summary

Best 1932 Adventures (9)

10 months agoHumor / odd : HiLobrow

Laura Ingalls Wilder's LITTLE HOUSE IN THE BIG WOODS

The Book Review Podcast: George Saunders Talks About ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’

Saunders talks about his first novel; Maria Russo discusses Laura Ingalls Wilder and the “Little House” books; and Alan Burdick on “Why Times Flies.”

Happy 150th Birthday to Laura Ingalls Wilder!

In the WD backpage humor column Platforms of Yore, we dream up the social media accounts of classic authors desperate to build their online platforms. Today, January 7, 2017, is the 150th birthday of Little House on the Prairie author...Show More Summary

5 Ways the Little House on the Prairie Books Stretched the Truth

last yearHumor / odd : Neatorama

If Laura Ingalls Wilder were alive today, she would be celebrating her 150th birthday. Late in life, she wrote down her recollections of a childhood spent in the frontier of the United States. She was advised that those tales would do better as a children's book. Show More Summary

5 Ways the 'Little House on the Prairie' Books Stretched the Truth

last yearHumor / odd : mental_floss

On the 150th birthday of Laura Ingalls Wilder, here’s a reminder that truth and fiction don’t always coincide.

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