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Bess Streeter Aldrich (Author).

Bess Streeter Aldrich (Author). Although not one of her famous novels, for which she was Nebraska Laureate, Song of Years is a fine, sentimental story of pioneer life on the new-broken prairie in the Cedar River Valley of eastern Iowa (Black Hawk County, Waterloo?). If you have ancestors there, this could be their story, their aspirations and tribulations, their joys and sorrows-mostly the girlish joys and laughter.

Bess Streeter Aldrich is probably the queen of prairie books

Bess Streeter Aldrich is probably the queen of prairie books. I read "A Lantern in her Hand" when I was twelve, and thought it was great. After that, I tried to read all of her books.

Bess Streeter Aldrich (February 17, 1881 – August 3, 1954) was an American author. Bess Genevra Streeter was an American fiction writer born in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Attending high-school in the town of her birth, she was the winner of two magazine fiction writing contests prior to graduating at the age of seventeen. She was the last of the eight children of James Wareham and Mary Wilson Anderson Streeter

by Bess Streeter Aldrich.

by Bess Streeter Aldrich.

Bess Streeter Aldrich. It reaches white heat just as he starts for a class reunion which the hated rival is to attend MRS. HENRY Y. MASON'S years numbered fifty-two, which means that she stood on that plateau of life where one looks both hopefully forward and longingly back

Bess Streeter Aldrich. MASON'S years numbered fifty-two, which means that she stood on that plateau of life where one looks both hopefully forward and longingly back. Life had been very gracious to Mother Mason. It had brought her health, happiness, and Henry; and sometimes in a spasm of loyal devotion, Mother decided that the greatest of these was Henry

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Song of Yearsby Bess Streeter Aldrich. And because the years of her youth were the years of the settling of the Cedar Valley, the telling must include, perforce, the story of these others who lie beside her at the end of the trail

Song of Yearsby Bess Streeter Aldrich. CHAPTER 1. The Valley of the Red Cedar is in eastern Iowa-a long strip of fertile land sprawling out beside the river whose name it bears. And because the years of her youth were the years of the settling of the Cedar Valley, the telling must include, perforce, the story of these others who lie beside her at the end of the trail. It begins, perhaps, on a June day in 1854 with a young man walking steadily to the west in the light-footed rhythmic way of the prairie-wolf.

Song of Years" is a novel by American author Bess Streeter Aldrich (1881–1954), originally published in 1939 and capturing the period in Iowa of Indian scares and county-seat wars, as well as the political climate preceding the Civil War in the 1850s

Song of Years" is a novel by American author Bess Streeter Aldrich (1881–1954), originally published in 1939 and capturing the period in Iowa of Indian scares and county-seat wars, as well as the political climate preceding the Civil War in the 1850s. The story is about Wayne Lockwood, who moevd from New England to the still young and wild Iowa in in 1851.


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Opimath
This is a story about the pioneers who settled Iowa in the 1850's and 60's. It also talks about how the Civil War affected them all. All the characters are described well with their own distinct personality, strengths and flaws.

Each of the "girls" has their own individual story, but Suzanne and Wayne are my favorite characters. I like the portrayal of honest and upright values that America was built on.

I am excited to find this on Kindle. There are a few spelling errors and missed words which I hope will be fixed eventually.
Mr_Mole
I feel the same way about this book that my husband feels about NCIS. Why? Just as we have found with NCIS, Song of Years' story is wonderful, the people are honorable and hardworking, and they don't have to resort to vulgarity or profanity to make a point. Ms. Aldrich has a magical way with words as she winds throughthis story when the Midwest was being settled in the mid-19th Century. It's a love story, yes. But that love encompasses love of family and love of country as well as romantic love. From settling the prairie to fighting in the Civil War, the characters cut quite a swath.

I first read this book decades ago and my copy, which was old when I bought it, is tattered and falling apart from so many readings. What a pleasure to see that it's still available....and it's in large print!
Aria
Absolutely love this book!! It's a great story!! Bess Streeter Aldrich is a great author who I feel is sadly unnoticed by many readers.
JoJosho
Thanks.
Warianys
Very well written. Really enjoyed it!
Amis
I love this book! I read it as a high school student and have never forgotten it. Just wanted my own copy. It would make a great series for TV.
Shou
In my family, this is a favorite of three generations-my grandma, in her 80s, my mother, in her 50s, and me, in my 20s. We all find the characters to be believeable, and they stay with us long after we have finished the story. This book appeals to readers on many different levels. First of all, there is the historical aspect of the struggle of life on the prairie when Iowa was just becoming state. Added to that is the impact of the Civil War. Second, there is the story of a young girl, unsure of herself, growing to womanhood and finding out who she really is as she faces events that are out of her control. We witness Suzanne's first infatuation, her crushing disappointment when she realizes her feelings are not returned, and, eventually, a true love that will outlast anything, even war. The reader realizes that though the times may change, the emotions of growing up do stay the same. Lastly, this book is a wonderful break from the stories of today that feel they must contain some sex, violence and profanity. At times, we just need a good, old-fashoined story where that stuff doesn't get in the way. I can't begin to describe the well-worn condition of my grandma's original book. It just shows that it has been a close, personal friend to three women who love it dearly.
Although not one of her famous novels, for which she was Nebraska Laureate, Song of Years is a fine, sentimental story of pioneer life on the new-broken prairie in the Cedar River Valley of eastern Iowa (Black Hawk County, Waterloo?). If you have ancestors there, this could be their story, their aspirations and tribulations, their joys and sorrows--mostly the girlish joys and laughter. While the Martins' youngest daughter, Suzanne, is at the heart of the family story, her upbeat, political father and sweetly cynical mother are ever-present, along with her sisters and brothers. They and their loves are well-differentiated characters with mostly attractive personalities.

Although some names are altered, this is a light historical novel of the years 1854-1865, during which the Martin teenagers grow and marry through times of hard optimism and national tragedy. We see their efforts continually changing against the repetitive patterns of their farm life, told in easy-flowing prose.

There would be no suspenseful story to tell--who will Suzanne marry?--if Aldrich did not employ the romance novel technique of poor communication between Suzanne, Wayne, and other candidates. One is in a secret dreamland, another determinedly obliviouse--neither speaking their desires despite everyone around them having no restraint in speaking their own wishes. Aldrich rightfully uses many terms of mid-century women's clothing and foods, but one could wish for illustrations or recipes. Perhaps the reader will be stimulated to look at old family photos anew, sing Stephen Foster songs, or seek out an historical museum or antique copies of Godeys magazine. The story is not quite a tear-jerker, like Uncle Tom's Cabin of that day, but I still became enthralled and hopeful for the characters.

You would enjoy reading this romantic story (500 pp) to your young daughters, and your sons might pay attention in parts as well. On the other hand, your daughters might come to think they should learn to cook and sew and manage for husbands, or sons that they should work hard to bring home the bacon before marriage. Also, the N-word had not yet been wholly banned when this book was written in 1938, or of course in the period in which it is set.
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Author: Bess Streeter Aldrich
ISBN: 0451161254
Category: Literature & Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Signet (November 5, 1985)