Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder - Chapter 14: There Is Gold in the Farm Summary & Analysis

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When Laura died, Rose was already an older woman herself. She agreed to establish the "Laura Ingalls Wilder Home Association" at her mother's former house. George Bye, who had been Laura and Rose's agent for 26 years, died in 1957, nine months after Laura. Roger MacBride, whom Rose had met when he was 14 (he was the son of the editor of Reader's Digest), became Rose's protege and financial advisor. He demanded that the agent who took over for Bye return all of Laura's and Rose's contracts, as Rose no longer wanted to have an agent. Laura's works had become very popular, earning over $18,000 a year, and the old series had sold over 1 million copies. The new series had already sold 420,000 copies, and the books had been translated into many foreign languages.

Rose, now financially comfortable, turned her attention to her...

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