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By Nedra Sterry | Comments: ( 437 ) | Date: ( Mar 28, 2020 )

An exceptionally well told account of growing up on the Montana prairies through the homestead boom, the Great Depression, World War II, and the postwar advancements brought by rural electrification Prize winning novelist Cai Emmons praises Sterry by saying she really knows how to tell a story Sterry grew up in a succession of isolated one room schools in northern and ceAn exceptionally well told account of growing up on the Montana prairies through the homestead boom, the Great Depression, World War II, and the postwar advancements brought by rural electrification Prize winning novelist Cai Emmons praises Sterry by saying she really knows how to tell a story Sterry grew up in a succession of isolated one room schools in northern and central Montana, where her mother, a teacher, eked out a living A must read for anyone who loves Montana and its rich history.


  • Title: When the Meadowlark Sings: The Story of a Montana Family
  • Author: Nedra Sterry
  • ISBN: 9781931832397
  • Page: 295
  • Format: Paperback

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Comments When the Meadowlark Sings: The Story of a Montana Family

  • Valerity *

    A wonderful look back at how it was growing up in Montana back in the early days. Before there was electricity and indoor plumbing. This book was written by the daughter of a school teacher who had several children she raised on her own and often had to hunt for work from one year to the next, moving them along with her. It was all a huge adventure and struggle and makes for quite a story as they do all they can to get by. The story then goes on to tell about the girl growing up and marrying a y [...]


  • Amber Plant

    This book is not a typical book. It's a collection of memories from the author's childhood, which occurred all over rural Montana. I thought this book was charming! My grandma (who just turned 100) was the born a year after the author and also grew up in rural Montana. I still love hearing her childhood memories even though I've heard them dozens of times. My only issues with the book is that the first half didn't go in chronological order and had a lot of characters so it was a little confusing [...]


  • Vivian

    Wouldn't I love to have a memoir such as this from either of my parents or any of my grandparents!The author grew up in the same generation as my parents and so experienced many of the same things they did but from her different perspective and experience. Like my mother's parents, her mother taught in remote dry farm one-room schools in the northwest -- her's in Montana and my mother's in Idaho. One comes to appreciate the work and sacrifice, the hopes and dashed hopes, of those who settled the [...]


  • Becky

    This book was not written by a professional writer, but none-the-less was quite enjoyable. It's nice to read a book that is just written in plain speech, without the author trying to be poetic or flowery. Just a woman writing about her life, growing up in Montana in the '20s & '30s, her own marriage and having children, and ending with her later years. She led a very interesting life, and I found this a very good read.


  • Tara

    I enjoyed Nedra's stories of her life. In part, it made me think of my mother who also grew up with school teacher parents, moving from school to school in the Idaho winters. The kindle version has some scrambled chapters, making a section of the book confusing to follow, but I'm rating this on the storytelling, not the formatting.


  • Mark

    I really enjoyed this collection of memories. A wonderful bridge from the past to today. The honesty of the telling is overwhelming. I really liked the quote Nedra opened her story with "Without stories, in some very real sense, we do no know who we are or who we might become." by William Kittredge, Hole in the Sky.


  • Lynn

    Just a collection of memories of growing up in in the 20's and 30's eastern Montana and along the Hi-Line. Nedra's mother was a single mom who supported her family as a one room school teacher. Talk about a hard life! I loved reading about all the places in MT that I love.


  • Gwen

    This book was like listening to my grandma tell me stories when I was a kid. All over the place, but it makes sense, it always made sense to me. The trials that our grandparents and great grandparents dealt with just to survive are epic, compared to our worlds worries today. Great book!


  • Anne

    Starting out, I thought this book would be a little dry, but once I picked it up, the pages seemed to turn themselves. I felt such a personal connection to Nedra. My grandparents were children in the Depression and parents of young children during the war years. I also grew up in Montana, daughter of a single parent, teacher mother. My husband is a farmer, like Nedra's husband, and we're raising our family on the highline in North Dakota. I felt like Nedra and her family were members of MY famil [...]


  • Lindsey

    I loved this story. A simply told story about a simple everyday Montana life. But for someone who also lives a simple everyday life it was an excellent read. I am a working mom and so was Nedra Sterry, but our lives could not be more different due to the luxuries we have today. That is what makes this such an interesting read. I love reading history about the amazing state that I call home. It's interesting to learn how people lived in the past. How raising children, cooking dinners, doing laund [...]


  • Toni

    This memoir held my interest for so many reasons. It covers the era of my grandparents and parents in Montana, where I have some connection. It demonstrates just how much changed in that century and I found it compelling.


  • Melinda

    Enjoyable memoir about a woman's life on a Montana farm. Makes me glad I don't farm and grateful for electricity and running water.


  • Barbara

    I enjoyed this story because it was a true story and it gave me an insight into early Montana life.


  • Laura Christoffersen

    I liked this book.


  • Martha

    Compelling and well written. A great choice for Montana history buffs.


  • Lynn

    This is a wonderful story of growing up in Montana. It makes me want to visit the places and see these sights with my own eyes.


  • Janet

    I don't like memoirs


  • Brenda

    This book is really fantastic! I can't believe it was on my bookshelf for over a year before I finally read it.


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