Book Reviews of Prairie: The Legend of Charles Burton Irwin and the Y6 Ranch

Prairie: The Legend of Charles Burton Irwin and the Y6 Ranch
Prairie The Legend of Charles Burton Irwin and the Y6 Ranch
Author: Anna Lee Waldo
ISBN-13: 9780441676408
ISBN-10: 0441676405
Publication Date: 8/1987
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Jove Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Interesting story of several generations of the Irwin family, early settlers in Wyoming.
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I just loved Sacajawea and thought Anna Lee Waldo couldn't hit it again with Prairie but she did! It was marvelous.
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I've loved all of Waldo's books ... until I got to this one. Waldo's books are well-researched, and this is no exception, but the writing is not as strong -- there's too much fluff and not enough filling. There is a lot of day-by-day information about the characters' lives, ("We got up, we had breakfast, we watered the horses...") which is fascinating to a point, but eventually it made me frustrated, wishing she'd get on with a story, any story. At 1,100+ pages, she should have cut out a lot of the extraneous chatter and stuck to the "meat and potatoes". Unfortunately, I cannot recommend this title.
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They dared to dream of a bold new land where men and women of passion held destiny in their hands...