Author John E. Miller draws on Laura Ingalls Wilder’s unpublished autobiography, existing letters written to her daughter and to her husband on the few occasions she traveled without him, and her fiction and ‘newspaper stories, local histories, land records,’ which he mines to create an impressively detailed context for her life . . . Miller does not try to make her any more – or less – than she was, and that is the virtue of his biography.
– Washington Post Book World