This book is being recommended by library patrons: “When the Meadowlark Sings” by Nedra Sterry. 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 central Montana, where her mother, a teacher, eked out a living. A must read for anyone who loves Montana and its rich history.