Mildred Walker Light from Arcturus

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Light from Arcturus

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Stuck in the middle of Nebraska in the late nineteenth century, Julia Hauser felt restless. “The four walls of her parlor bound her world too securely,” writes Mildred Walker. But what could she do? She was married to a dull small-town merchant and soon confined by children. She lacked money and social position. Light from Arcturus shows how Julia stepped beyond sacrifice and duty, impressed herself on a larger scene, fed her spirit, and grew in dignity. Grounded in memorable events, this novel illustrates the significance of the period’s great world’s fairs to the early settlers. The milestones in Julia’s progress are trips to the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition in 1876 and to the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893 and in 1933. Readers of the early prairie novels of Willa Cather will recognize Julia Hauser. Recent Bison Book reprints of Winter Wheat, Fireweed, and The Curlew’s Cry have renewed interest in the novels of Mildred Walker. Light from Arcturus, originally published in 1935, is introduced to a new generation of readers by Mary Swander, author of Driving the Body Back and Heaven and Earth House.

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Stuck in the middle of Nebraska in the late nineteenth century, Julia Hauser felt restless. But what could she do? She lacked money and social position. 'Light from Arcturus' shows how Julia stepped beyond sacrifice and duty, impressed herself on a larger scene, fed her spirit, and grew in dignity. Grounded in memorable events, this novel illustrates the significance of the period's great world's fairs to the early settlers.

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“You are either a Mildred Walker enthusiast or you are missing one of the best writers on the American scene” —Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Inquirer)

“Walker tells this simple tale with understanding, spirit, and a decent regard for the rules of English syntax. . . . It is unpretentious and often charming.”—Nation (Nation)

“Substantial and satisfying. . . . She has packed a great deal of life and color into her book.”—New York Times (New York Times)

“Excellent reading. Walker has a good gift at narrative and the ability to make her characters interesting.”—Christian Science Monitor (Christian Science Monitor)

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