Newly arrived in my mailbox: Little House, Long Shadow by Anita Clair Fellman. It’s a political and cultural take on how the Little House series has infused its readers with political thinking, perhaps helped shape a culture of individualism. Not having read the book, that premise alone doesn’t sound like something I’d agree with. I’ve gotten a lot from Laura Ingalls Wilder, but overt political thought isn’t, I’m afraid, one of them. I’m still excited to read it.
I love how brand-new hardcover books feel. It seems I buy so few of them these days. I love the feeling of anticipation of an unread book. I love finding a new book about Laura. Between this and Laura Ingalls Wilder, Farm Journalist, I’ve got some richly satisfying reading in my queue.