The Beautiful Snow: The Ingalls Family, the Railroads, and the Hard Winter of 1880-81

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The Beautiful Snow placed gold in the 2021 IPPY awards, and was a finalist in the 2020 National Indie Excellence Awards.

The Long Winter is one of the most memorable novels in Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House series. It beautifully details the dramatic events of The Hard Winter of 1880-81, a harrowing time with months of never-ending blizzards leading to railroad blockades that all but cut off fledgling communities. But what really happened that winter? Lively and rewarding, The Beautiful Snow is a new look at The Hard Winter.

Pulling from nearly three thousand regional newspaper articles, The Beautiful Snow weaves the historical record around and through Wilder's fictionalized account. From the tireless efforts to dig out the railroad blockades, to lavish oyster parties, to carefully spun boosterism, The Hard Winter comes to life with extraordinary tales of survival, resilience, and defiance that adds rich context to Wilder's beloved novel.

Contributor(s): Wilson, Cindy (Author)
ISBN: 1643439057 EAN: 9781643439051
Publisher: Beaver's Pond Press
Pages: 376
Binding: Hardcover
Pub Date: February 07, 2020

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