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The Long Winter

The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder Pioneer life is at its most difficult in The Long Winter. What will seem to modern readers as exciting snow days quickly deteriorates to harrowing life-threatening conditions as the town runs out of provisions. … Continue reading

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May B.

May B. by Caroline Starr Rose Mavis Elizabeth Betterly must leave her family, her schooling and her home to live as a hired girl in another family’s soddy (think Laura Ingalls grass sod home in On the Banks of Plum … Continue reading

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Sarah Bishop

Sarah Bishop by Scott O’Dell Sarah Bishop’s brother is headed off to war.  Her father remains loyal to the king (sound familiar?)  When a local men form a raiding party they tar and feather her father, killing him for his … Continue reading

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Ninth Ward

Ninth Ward is a small book of exquisite beauty. A stark contrast to all the epic stories out there these days, Ninth Ward gives us a mere ten days with our characters: the days immediately prior to Hurricane Katrina, through … Continue reading

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