The Pearson Girls: A Family Memoir of the Dakota Plains

The Pearson Girls: A Family Memoir of the Dakota Plains

by Kathy L. Plotkin


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If Jo, Amy, Beth, and Meg of “Little Women” had grown up in the “Little House on the Prairie” between 1900 and the 1930’s, you would have “The Pearson Girls.” This is the real-life story of five beautiful, spirited sisters (Lucille, Elsie, Agnes, Flora, and Charline), born into the rigors of homesteading on the North Dakota prairie; it is also the tale of their sturdy parents, Charlie Pearson, a Swedish immigrant, and his Hoosier schoolmarm wife, Inda.

Set against a background of homesteading hardship (Dakota drought, prairie fires, unbearable cold, and crop failures), “The Pearson Girls” brings alive the family’s humor, intelligence, and unshakable faith that good ultimately prevails. In the spirit of Will Cather, “The Pearson Girls” makes for nostalgic reading, even for those who have never set foot in rural America. For those who have, the book is a homecoming.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780911042511
Publisher: North Dakota State University, Institute for Regional Studies
Publication date: 02/01/1999
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

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