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Reading Roundup: August 2018

Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser The first half of this book was a fascinating look at the time period in which Wilder grew up. It covers the historical context of her childhood as well as the actual timeline of her family’s life and how it differs from her novels. Unfortunately the second half of the book dragged—it covers the writing of her books and her difficult relationship with her daughter Rose. Rose was a strange, volatile woman, and the book goes into a lot of detail about her relationship with her mother and their constant back-and-forth. It made for slow reading, but I’m glad I finished and I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to know more about Wilder and her books and her life. My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows I’m not sure how funny this book would be to people who are not familiar with Jane Eyre, but I personally loved it. It was a lot of fun, and had clever ways of engag