The awakening land: I. The trees; II. The fields; III. The town

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Knopf, 1966 - Fiction - 630 pages
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Sayward, a pioneer in Ohio's forest, helps clear and farm the land and watches the town develop

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I read the marathi translation of the triology by Marathi author Shri.G.A.Kulkarni.तीनही पुस्तके झपाटल्यासारखी वाचली.अतिशय अप्रतिम.सेर्डचा पूर्ण जीवनपट लेखकाने अतिशय ताकदीने रंगवला आहे.सतत कष्ट व दूरदृष्टी,साधेपणा ,व्यक्त न करताही मुलांच्या भावना जाणणे,स्वतःला काळानुसार बदलवताना काही वेळेस जुनेही घट्ट धरून ठेवण्याचा तिचा हट्ट. really I like her character more than Skarlet O'hara from Gone with the wind 

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I read this many years ago. It remains one of my favorite pieces of literature ever. I intend to go back and read it again as soon as time allows! Sayward and her journey through this young country are moving and timeless. Read full review


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Conrad Richter was born in Pine Grove, Pennsylvania on October 13, 1890. Richter started a small publishing business and wrote magazine fiction and nonfiction books on scientific philosophy. Conrad Richter won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel, "The Town," in 1951. The book was the third in what became known as Richter's Ohio Trilogy. These books were later published in one volume entitled, The Awakening Land: The Trees, The Fields, The Town. The books followed the life of Sayward Luckett Wheeler who was widely considered one of the most sensitively drawn pioneer women in fiction. The trilogy describes her participation in the gradual replacement of the gloomy and dangerous Ohio forest wilderness with new farming communities and a thriving town. Although Richter published more than 20 other novels and collections of short stories, most of which featured pioneers battling their environment, and some of which won their own awards, he is still best known for his Ohio Trilogy. Richter has written many other books including "Early Americana," a collection of short stories, "The Sea of Grass," a book about crooked politicians and cattlemen, and "The Light in the Forest," a book about the kidnapping of a white boy by Native Americans. He also won a National Book Award for "The Waters of Kronos" in 1961. "The Sea of Grass," was also nominated for the National Book Award in 1937. Conrad Richter died in Pottsville, Pennsylvania on October 30, 1968.

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