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Anna's Home / Rosalind Spitzer.

Spitzer, Rosalind, (author.).


Only forty miles away from Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Little House in the Big Woods," Anna Lavinia Tilderquist is fast approaching adulthood in the Swedish immigrant community of Vasa, Minnesota. Anna never wants to leave her large, lively family. However, when a theological student named Gustaf catches her eye, she enrolls in the college where he teaches. A romance between a professor and a student comes with its own dilemmas--the first of many they will face. Soon Gustaf takes a ministerial position in the frontier town of Tacoma, Washington Territory, while Anna begins her own teaching career in a one-room schoolhouse back home. When the depression-prone Gustaf urges her to marry him, Anna hesitates. She loves her work and is committed to tending to her gravely ill mother. More than anything, Anna fears she doesn't have the strength or knowledge to create a new home far away from everything she has known and loved. Drawing on real-life letters and journals, and substantiated by additional research, Anna's Home takes you inside the richly detailed lives of immigrant families, recreating the challenges, dreams, and triumphs of the frontier in late nineteenth-century America

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