"In 1928, Rose Wilder Lane--world traveler and highly paid journalist--returned from Albania to her parents' Ozark farm and felt obligated to stay. Then came the Crash. Rose's investments vanished and the magazine market dried up. That's when Rose's mother, Laura, wrote Pioneer Girl. The rest is literary history, but not the history we thought we knew. Based on Rose's unpublished diaries and other documentary evidence, A Wilder Rose tells the surprising true story of the often strained collaboration that produced the Little House books"--Back cover.