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Laura Ingalls Wilder's Autobiography Is More Popular Than Anyone Ever Imagined
Laura Ingalls (right), with her sisters Carrie (left) and Mary Ingalls. In 2014, the South Dakota State Historical Society published, Pioneer Girl, the annotated autobiography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the Little House books. In her real life, Wilder witnessed more violence, drinking and domestic abuse than you'd ever know from the children's books. "Most of that sort of thing ... actually happened in a one-year time frame ... the year that the family was in Iowa,"
Laura Ingalls Wilder Wrote This Year's Must-Have Book