'Pioneer Girl' hits number 2 on New York Times bestseller list

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

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Laura Ingalls Wilder’s autobiography, “Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography,” earned a #2 spot on this week’s New York Times nonfiction hardcover list.


The book was also the top seller on Amazon for a day in late January.


“Pioneer Girl,” released in November 2014 by the South Dakota State Historical Society Press, is Wilder’s non-fiction story of her childhood, written for adult audiences.  It includes several dark and sometimes disturbing accounts of events and hardships that were not covered in her children’s books.


The first printing of 15,000 copies sold out on Amazon before Christmas and the second printing of 15,000 copies also sold quickly.


A third printing, this time of 45,000 copies, is underway and is expected to be available in early March.


“It’s been going well for the society,” Cheryl Palmlund, director of The Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society in De Smet, said.


Although the book is currently out of stock on Amazon and some other venues, it is available immediately through the LIW Memorial Society.


  “We have them in stock and will continue to have them in stock,” Palmlund said.


The society’s website, www.discoverlaura.com, has a link for the gift shop, where the book can be ordered.  For more information contact the society at laura@discoverlaura.org or call 605-854-3383 or 1-800-880-3383.


Donna Palmlund

Staff Writer

The De Smet News

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