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Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
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Read from April 06 to 07, 2012

Wilder ends this classic children's novel with the words "Now is now. It can never be a long time ago." "LIttle House in the Big Woods" is a book about the past - a past so long ago that it is hard even to imagine, almost completely unrecognizable. In our post-industrialized age, we can't comprehend the amount of work the original settlers had on a day-to-day basis, and the meaning life had because of this work and sense of purpose. Reading this book, I had a longing to return to those days of purpose, meaning and closeness to nature. I just feel a huge sense of loss.

Also kudos to the famour "Garth Williams" who created all the beautiful illustrations of a world long gone.
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