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I read this book because I saw it on a list of recommended high school reading.
This is a story of Norwegian immigrants to America and how they struggle against the harshness of nature to make new homes in a new land.
I am from south dakota area where this novel wwas set and thought the book was great history as well as a fine story.
I'd never heard of this book until a few months ago when a friend in South Dakota recommended it. WOW Beret and Per Hansa drew me in. Read morePublished 10 days ago by L. Clark
This is a Northern Prairie classic. It depicts the struggle and beauty of settling this unforgiving land.Published 11 days ago by M. Miles
I am so sad. My best friend has died. I will miss him so much and always think very highly of him. Read morePublished 1 month ago by dkr
I had to read this book eons ago for English class. I'm glad I did. This book tells the story of early settlers to America. Life wasn't easy. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Booklover
I sometimes believe that novels have a certain logic to them. As if separate authors have to reach for the same levers to tell their stories. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jesse P. Kraai
Perfect writing. Humbling characters. Could not put it down. Willa Cather, only better.Published 2 months ago by Jacqueline D. Martin
Great writing, great story. The descripions of nature are fabulous and the feelings people have are so strongly described.Published 2 months ago by Claire M.
A terrific book. Really got the feelings and work of those pioneers. Made me sweat and cry and laugh and afraid.Published 2 months ago by Kathleen Hickman