A Wilder Rose

A Wilder Rose

Large Print - 2014
Average Rating:
Rate this:
A New York Times Bestselling AuthorIn 1928, Rose Wilder Lane -- world traveler and highly-paid journalist -- returned from Albania to her parents' Ozark farm and felt obligated to stay. Then came the Crash. Rose's investments vanished and work dried up. That's when Laura wrote Pioneer Girl. The rest is literary history, but not the history we thought we knew. A Wilder Rose tells the surprising true story of the often strained collaboration that produced the Little House books.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
Edition: Large Print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781410466631
Branch Call Number: LARGE PRINT ALBERT S
Characteristics: 455 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
large print


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
Apr 02, 2019

I agree with the first in-depth description of the book. I will add that Laura's and Rose's tenacity during the Depression and dedication to the hard work of writing inspired me. They were strong women in extremely difficult times. Rose was generous, opening her home to guests, to the support of two teenage brothers, and had expanded her outreach by her life's end.

Jun 28, 2016

Too much speculation without proof, and some sections are almost word for word from Ghost in the Little House. Suggest reading Ghost in the Little House first.

Dec 07, 2013

I thought this book would be a mystery, but it is more a historical fiction book about who really did write the "Little House" books. It is more history than fiction. Making use of letters and diaries Wittig writes a very true story. Anyone who enjoyed the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder will like this book.


Add a Summary
Jun 13, 2016

Book based on Rose Wilder Lane's private journals, written during the Depression, while she was depressed. Some parts are almost word for word from William Holtz's "Ghost in the Little House."
May be confusing to read without some background knowledge.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Related Authors


Subject Headings


Find it at LPL

To Top