Prairie Grass and Other Leaves: Short Stories from the Midwest Plains

Prairie Grass and Other Leaves: Short Stories from the Midwest Plains

by Laurel Means

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BN ID: 2940157619367
Publisher: FriesenPress
Publication date: 01/17/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 234
File size: 866 KB

About the Author

Laurel Means finds her inspiration in the fascinating stories and singular imagery of the Dakota, Illinois, and Minnesota prairies
where she was born and raised. She sees a wealth of imaginative possibilities in the beauty and challenges of both historical and contemporary life in this region that translate readily into fiction.

Much historical research underlies these stories. The “gossip” and “country correspondent” columns of local newspapers, 1860– 1900, provided details and insights into the human experience of this period’s everyday life. The author also drew upon research into her own French Canadian ancestry for a number of these narratives.

Previous works by Laurel Means include the historical fiction Green Prairie Trails series and, under the penname Madelyn Guyette, the Green Prairie Trails Spiritual Series. She made the joyful transition to full-time writing after an academic career teaching writing, comparative literature, and linguistics.

Laurel lives in Chaska, Minnesota, with her extended family, often encouraged by how her mother once described her as “busy in mind and spirit, and embracing the beauty of the world.”

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