Revisited this book for the first time in a while, this time in audiobook format. It still makes me hungry for foods I have never eaten and/or would never eat (apples 'n' onions, ugh!), and I am still disturbed that there were apparently no legal consequences for beating your teacher to death in New York State in the 1860s.
Upon reread, Rose Wilder's interpolations based on her strong libertarian viewpoints stand out to me, particularly in the chapters Independence Day and Farmer Boy, although nothing remotely so baroque as the narrative contortions required in The Long Winter to make sure that bringing food to starving people isn't an act of charity, because that would be a bad thing. Laura Ingalls Wilder and Rose Wilder Lane: Authorship, Place, Time, and Culture is a good source for the collaborative process that produced these finished texts.
Cherry Jones's narration is adequate, although the train of thought that led HarperChildrensAudio to choose a woman with a Tennessee accent to voice a group of New Yorkers is opaque to me.