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WINDFALL The Prairie Woman Who Lost Her Way and the Great-Granddaughter Who Found Her

by | Read by Marni Penning

Biography & Memoir • 10.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2023

Marni Penning narrates this thoughtful combination of memoir and history. Erika Bolstad grew up hearing stories about her great-grandmother Anna's life as a North Dakota homesteader. The only two solid facts passed down refer to Anna's confinement in a mental institution and the existence of mineral rights to a small parcel of land on the edge of the Bakken oil fields. Penning's wry conversational tone suits Bolstad's dual role as a woman who is probing family secrets and an experienced climate journalist who is recording the complex web of promises and consequences that are part and parcel of fossil fuel production. Penning captures the tension between the public's longing for the windfall that will make life easier and concern about negative impacts on the environment. N.M. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2023]

Trade Ed. • Dreamscape • 2023

DD ISBN 9781666623079 $17.99

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