When her boyfriend dumps her and she loses her job during the Great Depression, librarian Alice Grace Ripley agrees to help out in the library of the tiny town of Acorn, Kentucky, where she finds more than she ever imagined.
- Author:Austin, Lynn N.Summary:
- Author:Murkoff, BruceSummary:
During the Great Depression, three lost souls meet one another at Boulder Dam, a massive engineering project in the midst of the Nevada desert. The story begins with Filius Poe, an engineer coping with a grave personal loss. Lew Beck is...
- Author:Gruen, SaraSummary:
- Author:Gruen, SaraSummary:
Nonagenarian Jacob Jankowski reflects back on his wild and wondrous days with a circus. It's the Depression Era and Jacob, finding himself parentless and penniless, joins the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. There he...
- Author:Glasgow, EllenSummary:
- Author:Anderson, EdwardsSummary:
Thieves Like Us is about thieves: three bank robbers. At first successful, they buy nice clothes, guns, and faster cars and read about themselves in the newspapers. The central character of the three thieves, Bowie, was serving time for...
- Author:Egan, TimothySummary:
The dust storms that terrorized America's High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since, and the stories of the people that held on have never been fully told. Pulitzer Prize-winning New...
- Author:Dallas, SandraSummary:
Dallas transports listeners to 1930s Kansas, where a club of quilters welcomes a new member--and then must turn to each other for support when a startling secret comes to light.
- Author:Tregebov, RheaSummary:
Annette Gershon's odyssey from depression-era Winnipeg to Stalinist Russia and back to Canada in the 1950s is both the seldom-told story of those who actually made that hopeful, doomed, journey, and a testament to the tenacity of the...
- Author:Sinclair, Bertrand W.Summary:
Bertrand W. Sinclair's The Inverted Pyramid, a best-seller when it was first published in 1924, appears now for the first time in a new edition. Writing in the period from 1908 onwards, Sinclair published over fifteen novels, some of...
- Author:Bellow, SaulSummary:
Augie is a poor but exuberant boy growing up in Chicago during the Depression. While his friends all settle into chosen professions, Augie demands a special destiny. He tests out a wild succession of occupations, proudly rejecting each...
- Author:Taylor, CoraSummary:
In 1932, Pip Tyler and his family suffer the ravages of dust storms in southern Alberta, Canada.
- Author:Brennert, AlanSummary:
Sharing a family life in the 1930s near the legendary Palisades Amusement Park, a family of dreamers explores ambitions and cultural boundaries that are challenged by the realities of the Great Depression, multiple wars, and the park's...
- Author:Kindleberger, Charles PoorSummary:
Kindleberger presents an intriguing study of the major financial upheavals of history.
- Author:Driedger, WilliamSummary:
Humorous tales of life in the fictional Mennonite colony of Rosenheim during the Great Depression.
- Author:McManus, Curtis RSummary:
'Dirty Thirties' is the sobriquet commonly applied to the agricultural crisis in the drylands of southern Saskatchewan in Canada that coincided with the Great Depression. This title contends that the 'Dirty Thirties' actually began much...
- Author:Slade, Arthur G.Summary:
Robert's brother vanishes and he has to find him. This award-winning book offers a new sophistication to young adult fiction, and a terrifying take on the psychology of fear.
- Author:Mole, RichSummary:
In October 1935, three prairie farm boys embarked on a deadly trail of robbery and murder that stretched across three western Canadian provinces and made newspaper headlines from coast to coast and as far away as Los Angeles. By the end...
- Author:Loewenstein, LaurieSummary:
When a rainmaker is bludgeoned to death during a colossal dust storm, small-town sheriff Temple Jennings shoulders yet another burden in the hard times of the 1930s Dust Bowl.
It’s the height of the Depression, and people are desperate for a distraction from their lives. Film director Church Chetwood wants to help them forget — and he manages it with his documentaries and travelogues. But when the saber-tooth...