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Spring Came On Forever by Bess Streeter Aldrich
  

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Spring Came On Forever by Bess Streeter Aldrich

Acclaimed for her 1928 novel A Lantern in Her Hand, Bess Streeter Aldrich became one of the most widely read interpreters of the prairie pioneer experience. In 1935, she published her masterpiece, Spring Came on Forever, a novel of two Nebraska pioneer families from settlement to the 1930s. Elsewhere an artist of the romance, here Aldrich turns romance on its head. The heroine is Amalia Holmsdorfer, one of a band of German immigrants who settle on the prairie. From her late teens to her mid-eighties she confronts and defeats the forces of nature and society that discourage or ruin others. Her life might be a modest triumph but for one detail: she married the wrong man. Quickly paced and precisely drawn, this novel is Aldrich's greatest tribute to the complexity, humor, endurance, and intelligence of the people who settled the prairie. Whatever its sentiments, it has as many cutting edges as a buzz saw.

Reviews

An old-fashioned love story, touching and poignant. It is also much more. It details the settlement, growth and development of the state of Nebraska, presenting human beings rejoicing in birth and grieving in death. A story of two families whose lives are mysteriously intertwined, the book depicts courage in times of natural disasters, drought and flood, as well as economic difficulties in the Great Depression. -Kliatt * Kliatt *


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Publication date

1st February 1985

Author

Bess Streeter Aldrich

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Publisher

Bison Books an imprint of University of Nebraska Press

Format

Paperback
333 pages

Categories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers
Literary studies: from c 1900 -

ISBN

9780803259072

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