William Anderson will discuss The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder

EVENT OVERVIEW:  William Anderson, Award-Winning Historian and Author, will discuss his New Hardcover The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder.  This Complimentary OPEN House Event is Co-Sponsored by Rainy Day Books & Mid-Continent Public Library.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  William Anderson  is an Award-Winning Historian and Author whose interest in the Little House Books began in Elementary School.  Much of his research for this Book was conducted on-site at the locales of the Ingalls and Wilder homes.  He has been active in the preservation and operation of the Wilder sites in De Smet, South Dakota, and Mansfield, Missouri, and edits the newsletter, Laura Ingalls Wilder Lore.  Among Mr. Anderson’s other writings about the people and places of the Little House Books are Laura Ingalls Wilder Country, A Little House Sampler, Prairie Girl, and Laura’s Album.  William Anderson currently lives and teaches in Michigan.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  Available for the first time and collected in one volume, the letters of one of America s most beloved authors, Laura Ingalls Wilder a treasure trove that offers new and unexpected understanding of her life and work The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder is a vibrant, deeply personal portrait of this revered American Author, illuminating her thoughts, travels, philosophies, writing career, and dealings with family, friends, and fans as never before.

This is a fresh look at the author in her own words.  Gathered from museums, archives, and personal collections, the letters span over sixty years, from 1894 to 1956, and shed new light on Wilder s day-to-day living.  Here we see her as a businesswoman and an author through reflections on her beloved Little House Books; her legendary Editor, Ursula Nordstrom; and her readers and as a wife and a friend.  In her letters, Wilder shares political opinions and reminiscences of frontier childhood.  Also included are letters to her daughter, writer Rose Wilder Lane, who filled a silent role as editor and collaborator while the famous Little House Books were being written.  Wilder biographer William Anderson collected and researched references throughout these letters, and the result is an invaluable historical collection, tracing Wilder s life through the final days of covered wagon travel and her years of fame as the writer of the Little House Books.  Here we see her as a farm woman, a country journalist, and a Depression-era author.  This collection is a sequel to her beloved stories and a snapshot of twentieth-century living..

DATE & TIME:  Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  Woodneath Library Center, 8900 NE Flintlock Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64157

EVENT FORMAT:  William Anderson will discuss his New Hardcover The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder and answer audience questions.  A Booksigning will follow the discussion.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  This is a Complimentary OPEN House Event.  Registration is Required.  Visit www.MyMCPL.org to Register or Call the Library at 816-883-4900.  Seating is General Admission.  Rainy Day Books will have William Anderson’s Books for Sale at this Event. 

Your Order will ship within a Day or two of the Event.  All Books are packed in bubble wrap and shipped in boxes.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books accompanied by a Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket.  Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Event date: 
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Woodneath Library Center
8900 NE Flintlock Road
Kansas City, MO 64157

AUTOGRAPHED BOOK:  One Author Autographed Hardcover of The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder by William Anderson.


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