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Product Details

  • Paperback: 102 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 13, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1461072255
  • ISBN-13: 978-1461072256
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.2 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (193 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,123,180 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Well worth reading.....highly recommended!
Cathy Burge
The letter writer liked to write long letters and went into great detail about her daily activities.
Becky C-A
This is a book of letters were written by a woman homesteader in the early 1900's in Wyoming.
Susan Merritt

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This book, which I downloaded some time ago but just got around to reading, is a remarkable book about frontier life in rural Wyoming told by a fascinating woman. The letters themselves that make up the book, which are written by a housewife and homesteader to a former employer during the time when she was a widow and working as a laundress in Denver after her husband had died in a railroad accident to support herself and her young daughter, are written at some length and with a certain degree of skill. Included in the letters are gossipy details about polygamous Mormon neighbors, young women with a vaneer of accomplishments but rude personalities (some of them straight out of a Jane Austen novel), plenty of biblical and literary references, a gift of capturing dialect as well as a great deal of humanity and a lot of woes about bad health. One of the letters, a short thank you note for some books by the woman’s eldest daughter, is itself a fascinating example of writing by what must have been a very thoughtful and serious girl. The letters range from 1909 and are full of apologies for poor writing, being too long (many of them a foreboding 2000 words or more), and a great deal of indirect commentary, as well as confessions about a marriage and the death of her firstborn son.

What makes this book even more impressive, though, is the fact that it was written by a largely self-taught woman who grew up in Oklahoma (and considered herself a Southerner even when living in the West) whose writing is full of wit as well as a great deal of compassion for others.
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By kathy wolfe on September 13, 2014
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I absolutely love books that tell of a former time and place! Literary works like "Little House on the Prairie," "Pride and Prejudice," "Little Women," and "Anne of Green Gables" give a glimpse times that my generation can only see in our our imaginations. "Letters of a Woman Homesteader" most definitely fall into that category. It surpassed even the "Medicine Woman" misconception of a Woman's winning her way through the man dominated West. I loved her letters as I got to see her environment as it changed from this carefree wilderness to a little more civilized a modern and how Mrs. Stewart adjusted to it. I have these letters that were left in the attic of our first home from the woman who had lived there all her life. They are from friends and a sister who wrote to her and I believe a gentleman friend. This book definitely has encouraged me to compile these letter into book form and put it on Kindle.
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The book was an unexpected delight. The voice of the author was that of a delighted adventurer. Her descriptions of the challenges and experiences she had in venturing west as a single woman with a child were told with the most upbeat perspective imaginable. In this first hand account, told by way of letters back east, the author described both the beauty of the land, that sounds like the mountains of Utah and Wyoming, and her delight in exploring it, as well as the challenge of working the land. She took delight in the company of other women, when visiting or sharing celebrations meant traveling and staying a matter of days. One leaves this short, but delightful book with wonder and admiration for the early settlers of the West.
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I have read many historical accounts of women homesteaders. They are all excellent because they are true to life. Also, there is a book about a woman photographer in Montana that I would highly recommend. I would change this from womens' studies to historical studies because it is a timeless study. I moved from the city to the country 40 years ago and lived the life of a homesteader with some of the modern conveniences, so I could relate to the hard work of all these women. I can say I did that with pride, although I can't begin to understand how they worked under the poor conditions that most of them had. Read Willa Cather, also, a great woman writer and also Little House on the Prairie, some of my other favorite books.
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Elinore Pruitt Stewart is a natural born writer. Her stories, letters written to a good friend and former employer, are delightful and honest and intelligent and full of spirit. Always ready for an adventure, and really very efficient at shooting and cleaning and cooking a sage hen, or a rabbit...she always took her daughter, about 7 years old, with her on her camping trips, in wildest Wyoming, in 1909. She homesteaded there with a man she met and arranged to marry and expand their land together. I just want to be very clear here...she is such a dear and touching person, and truly brave and unafraid of hard work...and what a story teller! You will love her too.
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This was a fascinating book about one woman's experience on the frontier as shown through her letters. At first I thought it might be a compilation of letters of a number of people as the first letters seemed very stilted. However as I went on I could tell the letters were authentic. I also looked up information on Elinore Pruitt Stewart and she is a real woman whose life was the basis for a movie. I thought it was a bit unfortunate that there wasn't any biographical or background information in this edition of the book. to authenticate the letters and give the reader more information. It was a book well worth reading!!
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