Do you remember: candy made with syrup and snow, roasted pig tails, Pa’s fiddle, a bulldog named Jack, and a rag doll named Charlotte? (If the answer is no, by all means move on to the next book in this newsletter.) But if the list above brings a rush of nostalgia, then you will relish revisiting The Little House series and diving into The Wilder Life (Riverhead, $16). Join Wendy McClure as she attempts to square the beloved world of the books with the “real” story of Laura Ingalls Wilder. It’s a fun, envy-inducing quest that mixes reading, road-tripping, and at-home experiments like churning butter. McClure is excellent company—her voice is the just the right mix of earnest, bookwormish enthusiasm and wry self-deprecation.
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Riverhead Books - April 3rd, 2012