Laura Ingalls Wilder Autobiography To Be Released


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Laura Ingalls Wilder's autobiography is scheduled to be released in stores on Monday, November 17.

The South Dakota State Historical Society Press will be releasing the memoir Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography, which Wilder wrote before penning her Little House on the Prairie series.

Pamela Smith Hill edited the autobiography which includes images and maps that show how difficult it was growing up on the frontier.

"Hidden away since 1930, Laura Ingalls Wilder's original autobiography reveals the true stories of her pioneering life. Some of her experiences will be familiar; some will be a surprise. Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography re-introduces readers to the woman who defined the pioneer experience for millions of people around the world," Barnes & Noble wrote.

"Wilder details the Ingalls family's journey through Kansas, Missouri, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, back to Minnesota, and on to Dakota Territory— sixteen years of travels, unforgettable stories, and the everyday people who became immortal through her fiction," the site added. "Using additional manuscripts, diaries, and letters, editor Pamela Smith Hill adds valuable context and explores Wilder's growth as a writer."

According to the Associated Press, the book will be sold "in bookstores, online and directly from the historical society" and will cost $39.95.