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Monday, March 26, 2012

Free Audiobook - Letters of a Woman Homesteader

Celebrate Women’s History Month with a free audiobook (and ebook) edition of Elinore Pruitt Stewart's Letters of a Woman Homesteader (free Kindle; $13.99/$8.25 Audible), narrated by Rebecca Burns, free from Tantor Audio. Tantor is also throwing in a companion PDF eBook, but you might want to grab the mobi edition at Amazon if you'd rather read along on your Kindle; I haven't checked it for formatting, though, but tracked down another version at Mobilereads, that looks pretty good.
Book Description
Told with vivid gusto by a young, fiercely determined widow, this towering classic of American frontier life paints a candid portrait of her work, travels, neighbors, and harsh existence on a Wyoming ranch in the early 1900s.

About the Author
Elinore Pruitt Stewart (1876 - 1933) was orphaned early in life. She and her brothers and sisters made their own way in the Indian Territory of Oklahoma, and in the absence of schools, she taught herself to read and write. After losing her husband in a railroad accident, she went to Denver, where she worked as a laundress, housekeeper, and furnace tender to support herself and her daughter. She heard about Wyoming from a friend while recovering from an illness. Two days later, she was on her way there. An ad placed in a newspaper quickly gained her empoyment as housekeeper for Clyde Stewart, a rancher, whom she later married.

America's most famous woman homesteader, Elinore is the author of the classic Letters of a Woman Homesteader, which was the inspiration for the critically acclaimed movie Heartland, and Letters on an Elk Hunt.
Get the free Audio Download from Tantor Audio.