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PBR Review: This is a story of survival and how the effects of severe dust storms and drought affect an individual family and a community of farmers at large. The character development is excellent; the author brings the reader straight int More


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Talking Points: Depression era novels always generate lots of conversation. There is just so much to discuss when it comes to poverty, sacrifice, real life struggles and the human condition that keeps hoping and pushing forward. It is interesting to note the different coping methods each member of the family has and the strong religious beliefs which at times is the glue holding everyone together. How the hardship touches women will also spark some conversation. There have been many comparisons to John Steinbecks Grapes of Wrath, it might be interesting to compare the two in a general or specific way if anyone has read both, the opinions on this seem to be polarizing.
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