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Laura Ingalls Wilder, the politicization of her Little House Books, and her passion for wilderness.
On Joyce Carol Oates's preoccupation with violence and victimhood.
The 1857 Mountain Meadows Massacre--one of the worst mass murders in American history--was carried out and then concealed by Mormons.
"With this book, Fraser does for rewilding what David Quammen did for island biogeography in his seminal "The Song of the Dodo." Fraser uses lucid prose, engaging stories and personal experience to make the ideas accessible and vital to a wide audience."--Los Angeles Times Book Review
"Eye-opening...The most powerful and persuasive attack on Christian Science to have been written in this century."--Martin Gardner, Los Angeles Times Book Review
A review of Joyce Carol Oates' Dear Husband, and Little Bird of Heaven
Review of Red Mandarin Dress, by Qiu Xiaolong

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July 5, 2018, 3:30pm: I'll be talking about Laura Ingalls Wilder & American Identity at Chautauqua this summer! I'm very honored that Prairie Fires is part of the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle this season.

April 28, 2018, 6-9pm: I'll be delivering a keynote address at the New Mexico Press Women's 2018 Conference, at The Lodge in Santa Fe, NM.

April 21, 2018 at 10:30am: Join us at the LA Times Festival of Books for "American Cultural Icons," a panel discussion with authors Isaac Butler, Caroline Fraser, Dan Kois, and Vanda Krefft, moderated by Elizabeth Taylor.

On November 28, 2017, at 7pm, I'll be at Left Bank Books, 399 North Euclid Ave., St. Louis, Missouri. Join us for a talk & reading. For more info or to order a signed copy, call (314) 367-6731.

On November 29, at 7pm, I'll be appearing at Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN. For more info, click on the photo or call 612-822-4611.

On November 30, at 6:00pm, I'll be at my hometown bookstore: Collected Works, 202 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe, NM. For more info or to order signed copies, call 505-988-4226.

On December 4, at 7pm, I'll be returning to the legendary Prairie Lights Bookstore, 15 South Dubuque Street, Iowa City, IA, for a talk and reading about my new biography, Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder. For more info, click on the photo or call 319-337-2681.

On December 5, at 7pm, I'll be at an event sponsored by Rainy Day Books, Kansas City. PLEASE NOTE: This event will not be at the bookstore but will take place at the Mid-Continent Library's Woodneath Library, Story Center Branch, 8900 NE Flintlock Road, Kansas City. Free but please register online at: Then join us for a talk about Prairie Fires, my new biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder. For more info, call 913-384-3126.

On December 6, 2017, at 5:30pm, I'm proud to give a talk & reading about Prairie Fires as part of a celebration of Laura Ingalls Wilder at the American Writers Museum, 180 N. Michigan Avenue, Second Floor, Chicago, IL 60601. For more info, call 312.374.8790.
Laura Ingalls Wilder: From Prairie to Page is an exhibit honoring Wilder's 150th birthday, displaying manuscripts and memorabilia in the AWM's Roberta Rubin Writer’s Room, November 18, 2017 - February 1, 2018.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2012, 9:00 A.M. TO 3:30 P.M.