We are very pleased to welcome Michigan author Sarah Miller to the Schuler studio for a talk and signing of her anticipated new novel, Caroline: Little House, Revisited. For more than eighty years, generations of readers have been enchanted by the adventures of the American frontier's most famous child, Laura Ingalls Wilder, in the Little House books. Now, that familiar story is retold from the perspective of the mother, Caroline Ingalls, in this captivating tale of family, fidelity, hardship, love, and survival that vividly reimagines our past.
Praise for Caroline: Little House, Revisited by Sarah Miller
"I was entertained, transported, and inspired by Sarah Miller's Caroline. Each passage was written with so much care and love, I now can't imagine reading Laura Ingalls Wilder's series without a copy of Caroline close at hand." ─NYT and USA Today bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray
"Not to be missed by Wilder's grown-up fans or those who enjoy historical fiction about the settling of the American West in the late 1800s." (Library Journal)
“A master of historical fiction, Miller forges Caroline Ingalls into a formidable, complex pioneer woman, and adult fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House series will delight in this portrayal of “Ma.” Beguiling, pulse-pounding historical fiction.” (Kirkus Reviews)
About Caroline: Little House, Revisited
In the frigid days of February, 1870, Caroline Ingalls and her family leave the familiar comforts of the Big Woods of Wisconsin and the warm bosom of her family, for a new life in Kansas Indian Territory. Packing what they can carry in their wagon, Caroline, her husband Charles, and their little girls, Mary and Laura, head west to settle in a beautiful, unpredictable land full of promise and peril.
The pioneer life is a hard one, especially for a pregnant woman with no friends or kin to turn to for comfort or help. The burden of work must be shouldered alone, sickness tended without the aid of doctors, and babies birthed without the accustomed hands of mothers or sisters. But Caroline's new world is also full of tender joys. In adapting to this strange new place and transforming a rough log house built by Charles' hands into a home, Caroline must draw on untapped wells of strength she does not know she possesses.
SARAH MILLER began writing her first novel at the age of ten, and has spent the last two decades working in libraries and bookstores. She is the author of two previous historical novels, Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller and The Lost Crown. Her nonfiction debut, The Borden Murders: Lizzie Borden and the Trial of the Century, was hailed by the New York Times as "a historical version of Law & Order." She lives in Michigan.