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Pioneer Girl

  • Author: Bich Minh Nguyen
  • Release Date : 2014-02-06
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
  • File Size: 1618342 Bytes

From an award-winning author, a novel about a Vietnamese American family’s ties to The Little House on the PrairieJobless with a PhD, Lee Lien returns home to her Chicago suburb from grad school, only to find herself contending with issues she’s evaded since college. But when her brother disappears, he leaves behind anobject from their mother’s Vietnam past that stirs up a forgotten childhood dream: a gold-leaf brooch, abandoned by an American reporter in Saigon back in 1965, that might be an heirloom belonging to Laura Ingalls Wilder. As Lee explores the tenuous facts of this connection, she unearths more than expected—a trail of clues and enticements that lead her from the dusty stacks of library archives to hilarious prairie life reenactme...

Pioneer Girl

  • Author: Mary Alice Downie, Barbara Robertson, Elizabeth Jane Errington & Maryanne Caswell
  • Release Date : 2015-10-18
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
  • File Size: 2132733 Bytes

This selection of writings by twenty-nine women, known and unknown, professional and amateur, presents a unique portrait of Canada through time and space, from the seventeenth to the early twentieth centuries, from the Maritimes to British Columbia and the Far North. There is a range of voices from high-born wives of governors general, to an Icelandic immigrant and a fisherman’s wife in Labrador. A Loyalist wife and mother describes the first hard weather in New Brunswick, a seasick nun tells of a dangerous voyage out from France, a famous children’s writer writes home about the fun of canoeing, and a German general’s wife describes habitant customs. All demonstrate how women’s experiences not only shared, but helped shape this new country....