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Wolf Willow by Wallace Stegner
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it was amazing

This is a book dear to my heart. It is the history of the area near where I was born and raised, told by someone who lived there as a child when it was just being settled. It is so cleverly written, in a narrative that makes history come to life. He tells the good, the bad and the ugly of prairie life in the early 1900s. The writer returns to the small prairie town 40 years later and this is what he says, “Things look the same, surprisingly the same, and yet obscurely different.” Things haven’t changed that much in these places. The smells, tastes, heat, cold, and sounds of the prairies are all there between the covers and brought back vivid memories. The descriptions of blizzards, cyclones and drought are so real. My favourite line and there were so many, is this one. “I may not know who I am, but I know where I am from.” Reading this amazing book, masterfully written, reminded me of where I’m from.
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Reading Progress

November 11, 2020 – Shelved
November 11, 2020 – Shelved as: to-read
November 14, 2020 – Started Reading
November 17, 2020 –
page 130
November 19, 2020 –
page 160
November 24, 2020 –
page 260
November 29, 2020 – Finished Reading

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