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Godel Memorial-Warren Library HAN (Text) 35500006441388 Main Checked out 07/14/2021
Greenbush Public Library HAN (Text) 35500006441487 Main Checked out 07/03/2021
Greenbush Public Library HAN (Text) 35500006451791 New Checked out 06/22/2021
Greenbush Public Library HAN (Text) 35500006471450 New Checked out 07/02/2021
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Ada Public Library HAN (Text) 33500013342787 New Checked out 06/29/2021
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  • ISBN: 9781250178626
  • ISBN: 1250178606
  • ISBN: 9781250178602
  • Physical Description: 454 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
    print
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, [2021]

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Summary, etc.: "Texas, 1921. A time of abundance. The Great War is over, the bounty of the land is plentiful, and America is on the brink of a new and optimistic era. But for Elsa Wolcott, deemed too old to marry in a time when marriage is a woman's only option, the future seems bleak. Until the night she meets Rafe Martinelli and decides to change the direction of her life. With her reputation in ruin, there is only one respectable choice: marriage to a man she barely knows. By 1934, the world has changed; millions are out of work and drought has devastated the Great Plains. Farmers are fighting to keep their land and their livelihoods as crops fail and water dries up and the earth cracks open. Dust storms roll relentlessly across the plains. Everything on the Martinelli farm is dying, including Elsa's tenuous marriage; each day is a desperate battle against nature and a fight to keep her children alive. In this uncertain and perilous time, Elsa - like so many of her neighbors - must make an agonizing choice: fight for the land she loves or leave it behind and go west, to California, in search of a better life for her family."--Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 October #2
    *Starred Review* With this emotionally charged epic of Dust Bowl-era Texas and its dramatic aftermath, the prolific Hannah has added another outstanding novel to her popular repertoire. In 1921, Elsa Wolcott is a tall, bookish woman of 25 whose soul is stifled by her superficial parents. By 1934, after marrying Rafe Martinelli, a young Italian Catholic who was the first man to show her affection, Elsa is a mother of two who has found a home on her beloved in-laws' farm. Severe drought and terrible dust storms affect everyone in this proud family, and they are all forced to make tough choices. This wide-ranging saga ticks all the boxes for deeply satisfying historical fiction. Elsa is an achingly real character whose sense of self-worth slowly emerges through trying circumstances, and her shifting relationship with her rebellious daughter, Loreda, is particularly moving. Hannah brings the impact of the environmental devastation on the Great Plains down to a personal level with ample period-appropriate details and reactions, showing how people's love for their land made them reluctant to leave. The storytelling is propulsive, and the contemporary relevance of the novel's themes—among them, how outsiders are unfairly blamed for economic inequalities—provides additional depth in this rich, rewarding read about family ties, perseverance, and women's friendships and fortitude.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Hannah is a consistent best-seller, and this sharply relevant tale of a past catastrophic time will exert a particularly strong magnetic force. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

KRISTIN HANNAH is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty novels, including The Nightingale and The Great Alone. A former lawyer turned writer, she lives with her husband in the Pacific Northwest.

Subject: Depressions 1929 Fiction
Dust Bowl Era, 1931-1939 Fiction
Women farmers Texas 20th century Fiction
Country life Fiction
Droughts Fiction
Man-woman relationships Fiction
American Dream 20th century Fiction
Nineteen thirties Fiction
Great Plains History 20th century Fiction
Texas 20th century Fiction
FICTION / Women
FICTION / Historical / General
Depressions
Genre: Novels.
Domestic fiction.
Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Novels
Fiction.
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