Thoughts on Wendy McClure’s The Wilder Life

Thoughts on Wendy McClure's The Wilder Life | A Little (or a lot) about Laura) | The 1000th Voice blog

“We remember the strangest things.”

-Wendy McClure

Have you had this experience with any books from childhood? As you could tell from my reflections on Laura’s Little House books, this has definitely been the case for me. And, it’s been the case in general for books from my childhood. I got a little thrill reading that statement in Wendy McClure’s memoir The Wilder Life. It’s a nod to the shared experience of reading the Little House books, a statement about the community.

As an adult McClure rediscovered her copies of the Little House series and ventured back into Laura world to reconnect with her youth. Throughout her journey she reread all the the Little House books, plenty of books about Laura and traveled to all of the Laura Ingalls Wilder sites, including Almanzo’s childhood home in Malone, NY.

This was a fun, enjoyable book. I immediately felt connected to McClure as if, in the words of Anne Shirley, we were kindred spirits. I bet any fan of Laura would feel the same. I highly recommend this book for anyone who enjoyed reading the Little House books as a kid. Check it out!

Have you read McClure’s book

Make sure you come back on Friday to read my interview with McClure!



2 thoughts on “Thoughts on Wendy McClure’s The Wilder Life

  1. Yes I read it and loved it! In fact I’ve read the other one too -Don’t Trade The Baby For A Horse.

    I can totally connect with everything Wendy wrote in The Wilder Life – I agree any Laura fan would do the same

    The book had me in stitches – not only was I laughing at Wendy but myself too!


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