Caroline, by Sarah Miller

Caroline – Little House, Revisited, by Sarah Miller (William Morrow Paperbacks, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, International edition, paperback, deckle edge, September 19, 2017, 384 pages)

What is the appeal of the old-fashioned stiff upper lip? Of a person with backbone, inner strength, dogged determination? Caroline, by Sarah Miller, is an imagined character study of Caroline Ingalls, the mother of Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the famous Little House books. Miller emphasizes “Caroline’s” inner strength, modesty and restraint, and makes her both admirable and likeable. (Continue reading…)

About M. Bijman

Avid reader, longtime writer of book reviews and literary analyses. Interested in literature, creativity and cognition, language and linguistics, musicology, and technology. Occasionally writes poems and bits of music.

2 comments on “Caroline, by Sarah Miller

  1. I would love to get in touch about Sarah Miller’s upcoming book!

  2. Hi Harper Collins Person (SL)! I see that “Marmee” has already been extensively reviewed, prior to coming out on 22/10/2022, and has received considerable praise. I probably won’t be reviewing it soon, since I am way behind with my list of reviewing commitments and in any case, I’m slowing down my pace – being semi-retired now. However, I think it is an interesting – and topical – premise, similar to the one she had for “Caroline”: re-visualizing a memorable Mother Archetype, “Marmee” of L.M. Alcott’s “Little Women”. In any case, I hope it does well since Miller is a skilful and thoughtful author. I might do a short post about it closer to the publication, to update the topic.
    Cheers, MB

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