Nearly a century after is was written, Laura Ingalls Wilder’s autobiography, Pioneer Girl, has finally been published. Annotated by her biographer, this nonfiction treasure is currently poised at the top of bestseller lists and could hang on well into summer. For fans of “simpler times,” recommend these other tales of pioneer life.
The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton, by Jane Smiley
The Diary of Mattie Spenser, by Sandra Dallas
Into the Wilderness, by Sara Donati
O Pioneers!, by Willa Cather
Boone’s Lick, by Larry McMurtry
The Whistling Season, by Ivan Doig