Letters Of A Woman Homesteader (1914) [NOOK Book]

Overview

The writer of the following letters is a young
woman who lost her husband in a railroad
accident...
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Letters Of A Woman Homesteader (1914)

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Overview

The writer of the following letters is a young
woman who lost her husband in a railroad
accident and went to Denver to seek support
for herself and her two-year-old daughter,
Jerrine. Turning her hand to the nearest
work, she went out by the day as house-
cleaner and laundress. Later, seeking to bet-
ter herself, she accepted 'employment as "a
housekeeper for a well-to-do Scotch cattle-
man, Mr. Stewart, who had taken up a
quarter-section in Wyoming. The letters,
written through several' years to a former
employer in Denver, tell the story of her new
life in the new country. They are genuine
letters, and are printed as written, except for
occasional omissions and the alteration of
some of the names.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013538788
  • Publisher: tbooks
  • Publication date: 11/22/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 324
  • File size: 481 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2000

    Inspiring

    Amazing, surprising account of one woman's adventure in the raw and cold west. The writing is so simple, with subtle emotion, powerful description, and the friendly voice of a woman writing home to an old friend.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2013

    Really good

    This book is really good!
    I think every girl should read this!




    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2013

    Excellent Read!!

    I'd seen the movie "Heartland" which is based on this book so I was so very excited to finally find it. the book did not disappoint. I could not put it down and was sorry when I came to the end.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted April 26, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2005

    I Simply Could Not Bear It

    I drive a lot and hence listen to many audio books - this is the first time I couldn't wait to remove the discs from my player. There is no substance to Elinore's letters so one is forced to hear endless dribble about people we don't learn to care about. I could not even care about the author.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2014

    You must love the old days in order to love this book of letters

    You must love the old days in order to love this book of letters. It is just a series of letters but they are like little stories. It was such a joy to read her letters. Those were the days when work was hard and neighbors were usually friendly and the wilderness had beauty. Those were the days when writing was not just important communication but really talking with each other through their letters - a lost art today.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2014

    Wonderful

    Letters with stamps, stationary,beautiful handwritting . E mail is just o k . It used to be so fun to get a letter in the mail...she writes wonderfully discriptive letters. Today writing (and spelling) is a lost art.

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  • Posted November 15, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    Hilarius, Great boek, loved it, and so true.

    Tough woman, Good story, and I know the kind of situations.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2013

    The...

    The Rainbow Stables!!! You can biard horses here,learn to ride, and to care for your horse!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2013

    This is the

    This is The Speedtime Post Office! Really! When you write a letter post the adress as the search,result, and who it's to. We go there and post it!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2013

    Good US History diary

    Read this diary on-line on a desktop computer years ago. When the disk crashed discovered I didn't back it up. Glad to get a copy for the Nook. HS student used it for social studies and US history. Many of this type of diary used to be free to read on the Web but have since been withdrawn. Book is a window into a woman's life during the early settlement of the western US by easterners.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2012

    Great Book

    As i am moving to Wyoming in a few weeks. This was the perfect book to read. True stories of a woman homesteader of the old west. Now I cant wait to go!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2012

    Karoachie

    This was a really good read. Very interesting lookingninto someones life like that

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    Just amazing...

    Have REALLY

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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