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Bones Of Plenty
     

Bones Of Plenty

by Lois Phillips Hudson, Lois Phillips Hudson (Introduction)
 

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Lois Phillips Hudson eloquently portrays George Custer, a determined and angry man who must battle both the land and the landlord; his hard-working wife Rachel; and their young and vulnerable daughter Lucy. Through their compelling story looms a sense of a whole nation's tragedy during the Great Depression.

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Lois Phillips Hudson eloquently portrays George Custer, a determined and angry man who must battle both the land and the landlord; his hard-working wife Rachel; and their young and vulnerable daughter Lucy. Through their compelling story looms a sense of a whole nation's tragedy during the Great Depression.

Reviews of The Bones of Plenty:

"It is possible . . .that literary historians of the future will decide that The Bones of Plenty was the farm novel of the Great Drought of the 1920s and 1930s and the Great Depression. Better than any other novel of the period with which I am familiar, Lois Phillips Hudson's story presents, with intelligence and rare understanding, the frightful disaster that closed thousands of rural banks and drove farmers off their farms, the hopes and savings of a lifetime in ruins about them."—New York Times Book Review

"Hudson does a superb job of revealing the physical texture of farm life on the prairie—its sounds, smells, colors, sensations. Then she goes further, examining the spiritual texture as well. Her characters are bound to each other and to their land in a kind of harsh intimacy from which there is no relief. Weather, poverty, anger, and pride are the forces that drive them and ultimately wear them down. . . Like the best books of any era, it convinces us of its characters' enduring humanity, and surprises us, again and again, with the depth of emotion it makes us feel."—Minneapolis Star Tribune

"At her best, Lois Phillips Hudson can make the American Ordeal of the 1930s so real that you can all but feel the gritty dust in your teeth."—Omaha World-Herald

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873511759
Publisher:
Minnesota Historical Society Press
Publication date:
03/15/1984
Series:
Borealis Bks.
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
452
Sales rank:
1,360,123
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

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