Sarah Miller

We are thrilled to be hosting Michigan author Sarah Miller for the paperback release of Caroline for an in-conversation style event at the store on Saturday, June 23rd at 6:00pm. This event is free though reservations are requested. To reserve your spot please give us a call at 231-347-1180 or email us at events@mcleanandeakin.com. 

In this novel authorized by the Little House Heritage Trust, Sarah Miller vividly recreates the beauty, hardship, and joys of the frontier in a dazzling work of historical fiction, a captivating story that illuminates one courageous, resilient, and loving pioneer woman as never before--Caroline Ingalls, "Ma" in Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved Little House books.

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.

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 in this captivating tale of family, fidelity, hardship, love, and survival that vividly re-imagines our past.

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. 

Event date: 

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

Caroline: Little House, Revisited Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062685346
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: William Morrow - September 19th, 2017

USA Today Bestseller!

One of Refinery29's Best Reads of September


The Borden Murders: Lizzie Borden and the Trial of the Century Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780553498080
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Schwartz & Wade - January 12th, 2016

With murder, court battles, and sensational newspaper headlines, the story of Lizzie Borden is compulsively readable and perfect for the Common Core.
 
Lizzie Borden took an axe, gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one.
 


Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781442408517
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 31st, 2010

Annie Sullivan was little more than a half-blind orphan with a fiery tongue when she arrived at Ivy Green in 1887. Desperate for work, she'd taken on a seemingly impossible job--teaching a child who was deaf, blind, and as ferocious as any wild animal. But if anyone was a match for Helen Keller, it was the girl who'd been nicknamed Miss Spitfire.


The Lost Crown Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781416983408
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - June 14th, 2011

Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia. Like the fingers on a hand--first headstrong Olga; thenTatiana, the tallest; Maria the most hopeful for a ring; and Anastasia, the smallest. These are the daughters of Tsar Nicholas II, grand duchesses living a life steeped in tradition abd priviledge. They are each on the brink of starting their own lives, at the mercy of royal matchmakers.


 

Signed Editions

 
 
Zircon - This is a contributing Drupal Theme
Design by WeebPal.