This past week, I’ve been flying through The Wilder Years by Wendy McClure, the audiobook. It’s been awhile since I’ve listened to an audiobook so raptly. I was obsessed with Laura Ingalls Wilder when I was younger, just like Wendy McClure. It’s like my 8-year-old self has met her best friend. This quote says everything about how I feel about Laura now.
“Sometimes, Laura World wasn’t a realm of log cabins or prairies, it was a way of being. Really, a way of being happy. I wasn’t into the flowery sayings, but I was nonetheless in love with the idea of serene rooms full of endless quiet and time, of sky in the windows, of a life comfortably cluttered and yet in some kind of perfect feng shui equilibrium, where all the days were capacious enough to bake bread and write novels and perambulate the wooded hills deep in thought (though truthfully, I’d allow for the occasional Rose-style cocktail party as well).”
I am loving this book and have found a new favorite reader to boot! Teri Clark Linden is an amazing reader.