Tag Archives: 1880’s

Angle Of Repose by Wallace Stegner

Stegner is one of those authors that needs to be savored, so take some time to read this work slowly and thoughtfully.  The novel presents a retired historian, Lyman Ward, in his attempt to compile the biography of his grandparents … Continue reading

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The Harvey Girls by Lesley Poling-Kempes

I vaguely remembered a movie by the same name featuring Judy Garland, but other than that, I knew nothing about the real Harvey Girls.  This non-fiction work by Lesley Poling-Kempe, is a fascinating account of these real-life women. In the … Continue reading

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Searching For Calmity by Linda Jucovy

This was my South Dakota pick for the Around the USA book challenge.  It’s rather difficult to find a book set in this state, and after wracking my brain, I thought I’d seek out a biography of one of the … Continue reading

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When We Were Strangers by Pamela Schoenewaldt

“Opi was mine, but after my mother died, I grew anxious.  If I didn’t wed soon, how could I live?  It was not for love that poor girls sought husbands.  We yearned for daily bread and a tight roof, firewood … Continue reading

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