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The Stump Farm: A Chronicle of Pioneering

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This collection of letters was written by Hilda Rose to several friends between 1919 and 1927, which were published first in Atlantic Monthly. Mrs. Rose was married to a man twenty-eight years older, who she calls "Daddy," and they had a young boy whom she calls "Boy." The letters outline her struggles on a hardscrabble farm in Montana, which paled in comparison to the ...more
Hardcover, 178 pages
Published April 1928 by Little, Brown and Company
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Jun 25, 2014 Elinor rated it it was amazing
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I had trouble finding a copy of this book, although several public libraries have it in their reference collections. It's a collection of personal letters written by a plucky farm wife named Hilda Rose. She is in her thirties, but married to a man twenty-eight years older than herself whom she calls "Daddy." Her husband is in poor health, she has a little boy to feed and educate, and most of the work falls to her.

Exhaustion, hunger and toil plague this family until they give up their hardscrabbl
Nov 20, 2014 Kate rated it really liked it
A troubling but compelling memoir of life in Northern Alberta. There is so much to say about this book.
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