Goodbye, Sagebrush is a semi-autobiographical tale of one young girl's experience moving from the Wyoming frontier of her upbringing to the "big city" of Salt Lake, at the tail end of the Great Depression. As Dottie 'Rie travels the long road to Utah's capital city, her mind drifts back to the good life she enjoyed back in the old log cabin and at the ranch. Struggling to overcome her feelings of disappointment with the move, she gradually learns to embrace the new, while cherishing fond memories of the old. This coming-of-age story is replete with real-life tales of frontier life in the 30s, as seen through the eyes of a curious young girl who must let go of the past and welcome her new future.
BONUS: this volume contains an appendix featuring several actual recipes for the many frontier foods mentioned in the story.