Caroline Fraser

Caroline Fraser is an American author best known for her work 'Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder,' which won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography in 2018. She has also written for The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and other publications. Fraser's expertise in literature and history, particularly her in-depth research on Laura Ingalls Wilder, has established her as a respected figure in the field of literary biography.


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  1. 1. Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder

    This book presents a deeply researched biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the author of the "Little House on the Prairie" series. It provides an in-depth look into Wilder's life and the historical context in which she lived, from the westward expansion to the Great Depression and beyond. The narrative explores the complex relationship between Wilder and her daughter, the hardships they faced, and the ways in which these experiences shaped Wilder's writing. It also delves into the myths and realities of American frontier life, challenging the often-romanticized view of pioneer life.