THREADS A Depression Era Tale

THREADS A Depression Era Tale

by Charlotte Whitney


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Three sisters living on a Midwestern farm in 1934 narrate their stories of hardship, crime, fantasy, and love. Each voice is distintive and conveys its own interpretation of shared events: the appearance of a sinister revivalist preacher, hunger-driven train riders, and the backwoods discovery of a dead baby. Seven-year-old Nellie see the world through magical eyes with visions of local Indians, sky dancers, and a boy from outer space. Eleven-year-old Irene is arrogant, over-confident, and judgmental to a fault. Flora, at seventeen, wants nothing more that to find a husband, but a vicious rumor quashes her hops. Through their voices we view their worlds and those of Ma and Pa, whose quiet resilience reveals the ongoing struggle to survive.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780578666761
Publisher: Charlotte Whitney
Publication date: 11/23/2019
Pages: 326
Sales rank: 187,389
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

Charlotte Whitney grew up on a Michigan farm and often heard stories from her mother, aunts, and grandmother of the troubling years during the Great Depression. She has long been fascinated with childhood cognitive development, "magical thinking," and the gray line between fantasy and reality. She started her writing career with nonfiction, then moved over to romance with I DREAM IN WHITE. This is her debut historical novel.

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