Spring Came On Forever / Edition 1

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Acclaimed for her 1928 novel A Lantern in Her Hand, Bess Streeter Aldrich became one of the most widely read interpreters of the prairie pioneer experience. In 1935, she published her masterpiece, Spring Came on Forever, a novel of two Nebraska pioneer families from settlement to the 1930s. Elsewhere an artist of the romance, here Aldrich turns romance on its head.
 
The heroine is Amalia Holmsdorfer, one of a band of German immigrants who settle on the prairie. From her late teens to her mid-eighties she confronts and defeats the forces of nature and society that discourage or ruin others. Her life might be a modest triumph but for one detail: she married the wrong man.
 
Quickly paced and precisely drawn, this novel is Aldrich's greatest tribute to the complexity, humor, endurance, and intelligence of the people who settled the prairie. Whatever its sentiments, it has as many cutting edges as a buzz saw.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803259072
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/1985
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 333
  • Product dimensions: 5.37 (w) x 7.98 (h) x 0.79 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2004

    A GOOD FEELING BOOK

    I COULD NOT PUT THIS BOOK DOWN, EACH CHAPTER WAS SOMETHING NEW. I BELIEVE IN YOUR FIRST LOVE, SOMETIMES YOU JUST NEVER FORGET IT. I LOVE TO READ ABOUT FRONTIER WOMEN & ALL THEIR TRIALS. A MUST READ FOR ANY WOMAN.

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