More Reading:

If you enjoyed reading Harvest Journal, here are some other books you might like.  Just click on the title for more information about each book at





Women's Diaries of the Westward Journey by Lillian Schlissel.  Chronicles of the women and families who crossed the United States frontier between 1840 and 1870.



A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812 by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich.  Tales of domestic life in Halowell, Maine, as documented by a midwife and healer.



A Schoolteacher in Old Alaska: The Story of Hannah Breece edited by Jane Jacobs.  Alaska in 1904 was a remote, lawless wilderness of gold prospectors, bootleggers, tribal chiefs and Russian priests.



Clear Springs: A Family Story by Bobbie Ann Mason.  A memoir spanning decades on a Kentucky farm, and a girl who dreamed of distant places.



A Life of Major General George A. Custer by Frederick Whittaker.  A reprint of the biography of Custer first published in 1876, shortly after his death.



My Life on the Plains by George Armstrong Custer, Milo Milton Quaife, editor.  A reprint of Custer's own account of his western adventures.



Writing Family Histories and Memoirs by Kirk Polking.  If you've been thinking about working on your own family's stories, this is a helpful handbook full of references and suggestions.



". . .And Ladies of the Club" by Helen Hooven Santmyer.  A novel spanning 1868 through 1932, centering on the members of a book club and their struggles to understand themselves and the changing world in which they live.



Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier.  A novel about a Civil War soldier's perilous journey back to his beloved.




Do you have a favorite book you think others would enjoy?  Our focus is genealogy, memoirs, and historical novels.  Please contact us with your suggestions, and we may post them next time we update this page.


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