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Back to the prairie : a home remade, a life rediscovered  Cover Image Book Book

Back to the prairie : a home remade, a life rediscovered / Melissa Gilbert.

Gilbert, Melissa, 1964- (author.). Busfield, Tim, (author of foreword.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781982177188
  • ISBN: 1982177187
  • Physical Description: x, 275 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Gallery books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2022.

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Formatted Contents Note:
Part One. Escape from New York -- Look Past the Crap -- An Offer and a Gentleman -- Ask Me Again in the Morning -- Meshuggeneh for Michigan -- All Politics Is Personal -- Whistle While You Work -- If You Build It, Squirrels Will Come -- Part Two. We'll Be Home for Christmas -- Praying for a Speedy, Uneventful Recovery -- When the Going Got Weird -- The Five Stages of Cooking -- Doing the Funky Chicken -- Life Begins the Day You Start a Garden -- Deer Me -- The Bear Necessities -- Part Three. Summertime, and the Living Is Covered with Sunscreen and OFF! -- What Brings You to This Nape of the Neck... Um... Neck of the Woods? -- Everything Is Everything. What Is Meant to Be Will Be. -- The Incredible Edible Egg -- Hope Is the Dream of a Waking Woman -- Back to the Garden -- Afterword: Ripley--Believe It or Not.
Summary, etc.:
"The New York Times bestselling author and star of Little House on the Prairie returns with a new memoir -- both hilarious and heartfelt -- chronicling her journey from Hollywood to a ramshackle house in the Catskills during the COVID-19 pandemic. Known for her childhood role as Laura Ingalls Wilder on the classic NBC television show Little House on the Prairie, Melissa Gilbert has spent nearly her entire life in Hollywood. From Dancing with the Stars to a turn in politics, she has always been on the lookout for her next project. She just had no idea that her latest one would be completely life-changing. When her husband introduces her to the wilds of rural Michigan, Melissa begins to fall back in love with nature. And when work takes them to New York, they find a rustic cottage in the Catskills to call home. But 'rustic' is a generous description for the state of the house, which requires a lot of blood, sweat, and tears from the newlyweds to make it habitable. Then the coronavirus pandemic descends upon the world, further nudging Melissa out of the spotlight and into the woods. She trades Botox treatments for DIY projects, power-lunching for gardening and raising chickens, and soon her life is once again rediscovered, in her own little house in the mountains." -- From publisher's description.
Subject: Gilbert, Melissa, 1964-
Television actors and actresses > United States > Biography.
Country life > New York (State) > Catskill Mountains > Biography.
COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020-
Genre: Autobiographies.

Available copies

  • 32 of 34 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Festus Public. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Festus Public Library.


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Festus Public Library B Gilbert (Text) 32017000083449 New Adult Books Reshelving -

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