Chloe May: Daughter of the Dust Bowlby Grace Lundmark
Chloe May's father found his wife's tactics incredulous as she dealt with their impoverished life and her own restlessness. Then came the Depression and the droughts of the Dust Bowl. It took more than their losses, near starvation, and apparent defeat to put a tear in her father's eye. In fact, even the women in the Whitehurst family were seldom reduced to tears-conniving and rash behavior, perhaps, but not to tears! The family knew laughter and fun, balancing heartaches and poverty. Chloe May: Daughter of the Dust Bowl is based on the true story of the author's mother, Chloe May, and her family's frequent moves in, around, and out of the Oklahoma Panhandle of the '20s and '30s. Laced with historical facts of the time, Chloe May: Daughter of the Dust Bowl is a must read for younger readers wishing for a glimpse into one of America's most difficult eras, and older readers who will identify with one family's modes of survival.
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Grace Lundmark has penned a novel based on her mother's family as they endured the hardships of life during the 20s, 30s and 40s. This farmer's family moved from the Oklahoma plains to find a better life in other states only to find conditions no better after the moves so returned to Oklahoma twice. Grover Whitehurst was a farmer, but the land was being blown away and crops could not grow without rain. Essie, his wife, did her part during these hard times to care for the children and see that they were fed but there were days they ate only one meal a day and did not know if there would be food the next day. Chloe May was the eldest daughter of the seven children and was very helpful to her parents. The family eventually moved to New Mexico and what an interesting trip that was! I learned a lot about how the government assisted the displaced families as they attempted to leave the dust bowl area of our country. You will be intrigued as you read how this brave and loving family survived the conditions that threatened their very existence. Grover worked hard and tirelessly to eke out a living for his wife and children and eventually was able to make life better for them. The reader shares the hardships the family must overcome through the eyes of Chloe May Whitehurst and sees firsthand how she becomes a strong and determined young woman because she was a daughter of the dust bowl. By Linda Duff Niemeir Co-author, Sharecropping in North Louisiana: A Family's Struggle Through the Great Depression
Chloe May is All about hardships as well as love and determination, this wonderful book is centered on the life of a girl that grew up knowing what the word hardship really means. To Chloe May and her family, it meant having grit, and purpose, and what never giving up is all about. No matter what your age; if you like stories that include family and United States history, you will love this attention-grabbing book. It's the kind of book, when reading, you say to yourself, "I'll just read one more chapter" and as soon as you read that chapter, you say it again!
This historical, heartwarming novel was written in memory of Grace's mother as a young child through adulthood. This tribute is beautifully written and historically accurate from the actual stories Chloe May shared with her daughter, Grace. What mother wouldn't be overwhelmed with pride at such a beautiful tribute? I was very moved by this book.
Upon reading the book Chloe May, I was happy to see a story line laced with true facts. The author has researched the subject which makes the words factual, but more importantly she has a gift of authorship which enabled her to keep the story interesting. I applaud the efforts of Grace L. and hope to see more books from her. It was a treat to read the book.