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Dewey Erickson is one of twelve children in a Norwegian American family. Refusing to be overlooked, Dewey formed his own life path in the wilderness of South Dakota. Dewey’s daughter, Rosemary J. Erickson, took to heart the lessons her father taught her. Dewey’s lessons drove her to follow her passion to become a forensic sociologist. In Prairie Patriarch, Rosemary writes about her father’s real life journey and how he impacted her. The author, Rosemary J. Erickson, did a fantastic job of capturing the time period that Dewey lived in. Her vivid descriptions of the hardships that were encountered in the 20th century mark the reader with unforgettable images. The reader is left with a real sense of empathy as the images the author creates flood the reader’s mind. It is an extremely difficult task for an author to evoke real feelings in a reader. I think that with Rosemary Erickson’s fascinating descriptions, she has been able to enchant her readers and leave them with deep feelings for what her characters are experiencing. The story was really inspiring. Dewey seems like such a determined individual and I think that it was important to get his story out in the world. Dewey faced a lot of hardship but always found a way to create strength from his own misfortune. The author captures Dewey’s strength, determination, and growth by telling the story at an excellent pace and with a very conversational tone. Her pace makes Dewey’s growth seem like a natural flow of events. Meanwhile, the author’s conversational tone makes the reader feel as though they are being told a story by a friend. Hearing a story from a friend can often be much more captivating than hearing a story from a stranger. By captivating her readers, Rosemary makes her audience feel as though they are there while the events in the book are taking place. I would also like to point out that the book had an excellent editor because I did not notice any mistakes. Grammar and punctuation mistakes can often severely hurt the flow of a book. I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. I honestly cannot think of one thing that bothered me about Prairie Patriarch. It was such a well written book. The descriptions were amazingly detailed but not extremely long. In addition, the book was inspiring and the author’s conversational tone made me want to keep reading. If you enjoy a book that feels as though you are speaking with the author, then I would recommend this book to you. I would also recommend this book if you are interested in reading true stories that are very inspiring. If you are not interested in reading a lot of detail and prefer to get straight to dialogue, then I would not recommend this book to you.

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Rosemary J Erickson
2018-06-05T18:37:43+00:00

Book Review by www.onlinebookclub.org

Dewey Erickson is one of twelve children in a Norwegian American family. Refusing to be overlooked, Dewey formed his own life path in the wilderness of South Dakota. Dewey’s daughter, Rosemary J. Erickson, took to heart the lessons her father taught her. Dewey’s lessons drove her to follow her passion to become a forensic sociologist. In Prairie Patriarch, Rosemary writes about her father’s real life journey and how he impacted her. The author, Rosemary J. Erickson, did a fantastic job of capturing the time period that Dewey lived in. Her vivid descriptions of the hardships that were encountered in the 20th century mark the reader with unforgettable images. The reader is left with a real sense of empathy as the images the author creates flood the reader’s mind. It is an extremely difficult task for an author to evoke real feelings in a reader. I think that with Rosemary Erickson’s fascinating descriptions, she has been able to enchant her readers and leave them with deep feelings for what her characters are experiencing. The story was really inspiring. Dewey seems like such a determined individual and I think that it was important to get his story out in the world. Dewey faced a lot of hardship but always found a way to create strength from his own misfortune. The author captures Dewey’s strength, determination, and growth by telling the story at an excellent pace and with a very conversational tone. Her pace makes Dewey’s growth seem like a natural flow of events. Meanwhile, the author’s conversational tone makes the reader feel as though they are being told a story by a friend. Hearing a story from a friend can often be much more captivating than hearing a story from a stranger. By captivating her readers, Rosemary makes her audience feel as though...