|Plot Summary of West From Home: Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder|
|"In 1915 Laura Ingalls Wilder, a farm wife and writer from rural Missouri had not yet penned any of her classic "Little House" books. She did however write for women's magazines at the urging of her daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, a journalist of the day in her own right.
This book chronicles Laura's journey to California to visit her daughter Rose during the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco and the two months spent in California.
Because the letters were written long before Laura herself ever imagined the kind of fame her books would generate, they are homey and timeless. We see the Exposition - and the city of San Francisco - through Laura's eyes. The marvels of city life and the wonders of the Exposition itself are documented by the same author who chronicled her childhood for millions of readers.
It's an insightful look into the life of a writer beloved by countless children. Her works spawned a television series based on her novels and little girls today still delight in reading about life on the American frontier.
This book is for adults, however, and is well worth the read for anyone who ever enjoyed any of the "Little House Books"."
Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of West From Home: Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
ethnic of society (outside)
- American (west coast)
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
Biography of famous person?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other people
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 6 ()
- moving train
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Book makes you feel?
- very happy
Commentary on society?
Writer's slant towards subject:
- very favorable
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
- A few 1-5 B&W
How much dialogue in bio?
- little dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 0-25% of book
How much is philosophy rather than life story?
- 26-50% of book
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