Wednesday, March 9, 2011

“Waiting On” Wednesday: The Wilder Life


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pre-publication “can't-wait-to-read” selection is:

The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie by Wendy McClure

synopsis from the publisher:
For anyone who has ever wanted to step into the world of a favorite book, here is a pioneer pilgrimage, a tribute to Laura Ingalls Wilder, and a hilarious account of butter-churning obsession.

Wendy McClure is on a quest to find the world of beloved Little House on the Prairie author Laura Ingalls Wilder-a fantastic realm of fiction, history, and places she's never been to, yet somehow knows by heart. She retraces the pioneer journey of the Ingalls family- looking for the Big Woods among the medium trees in Wisconsin, wading in Plum Creek, and enduring a prairie hailstorm in South Dakota. She immerses herself in all things Little House, and explores the story from fact to fiction, and from the TV shows to the annual summer pageants in Laura's hometowns. Whether she's churning butter in her apartment or sitting in a replica log cabin, McClure is always in pursuit of "the Laura experience." Along the way she comes to understand how Wilder's life and work have shaped our ideas about girlhood and the American West.

The Wilder Life is a loving, irreverent, spirited tribute to a series of books that have inspired generations of American women. It is also an incredibly funny first-person account of obsessive reading, and a story about what happens when we reconnect with our childhood touchstones-and find that our old love has only deepened.

Publishing by Riverhead April 14, 2011

4 comments:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Wow, this one grabbed me! I loved that series, and who wouldn't want to explore the "Wilder life."

Thanks for sharing.

Here's MY WOW POST

Kristen said...

Hi! I'm a new follower!

Sounds like a great read! I always enjoy these kinds of books ... always humorous and insightful.

See my WoW pick at: kristens-booknook.blogspot.com

Tasha said...

Nice choice! See what I'm waiting on here

kamagra said...

The book has a lot to say about how we react to momentous events in our lives as well as the power of obsession.