Peaks of Shala
'Lane, the daughter of Laura Ingalls Wilder, was a successful writer well before the publication of her mother's famous Little House series (on which she had substantial editorial input). "After several years working for the San Francisco Chronicle, in 1920 Lane accepted a Red Cross posting to Europe to report on postwar conditions. She would spend more than five years abroad, living for nearly two years in Albania and traveling to Baghdad, Cairo, and Constantinople with a series of traveling companions or sometimes by herself" (ANB). She fell in love with Albania, coming to consider it a second home. This volume describes an expedition into the northern Albanian mountains she made with two Red Cross workers who hoped to establish a school there. Her vivid descriptions of the customs and beliefs of the Shala tribe they encountered helped make this one of her most successful books.'--Walkabout Books.
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