Nothing to Do But Stay: My Pioneer Mother

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University of Iowa Press, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 117 pages
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This daughter's loving tribute to her pioneer mother tells of a real heroine who traveled by herself to North Dakota in 1904, to stake a lonely claim and start a farm on 160 empty acres before she married and began her family. Photos.

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User Review  - Jill41 - LibraryThing

I was given this book by a fellow librarian who said it was amazing. She was right. I couldn't put it down. Simply eloquent prose about a woman and her family living on the North Dakota plains. Sweet ... Read full review

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User Review  - BookConcierge - LibraryThing

The subtitle is “My Pioneer Mother,” and much of this memoir features Young’s mother Carrine Gafkjen Berg. But this is really the story of a family’s experiences in the early 20th century in North ... Read full review

Contents

One The Education of a Family 1
21
Two The Seedling Years
34
Three Prairie Cook
49
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Young is a graduate of the University of Minnesota.

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