A House Divided: One Family's Struggle to Survive at the Dawn of the 20th Century by Lela Atwood Peterson
The wide-open west beckoned with the promise of adventure and homesteading land. Herman left Vermont for Dakota. He married Alice in 1888. Years later, they left their homestead and poured work and tears into a milling business in Alexandria, Minnesota. But, they mow struggled against each other. Catastrophic events dogged them at every twist and turn, leaving no family members unscathed. Follow the lives of the Atwood's, as they worked to survive and thrive through the tumultuous early 1900s.
This is Peterson's third book from her research post-retirement about her Father's family, occurring in the early 1900s and tells the story of what happens when difficult situations threaten a family.