Little Heathens

Little Heathens

Hard Times and High Spirits on An Iowa Farm During the Great Depression

Large Print - 2007
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Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2007.
Edition: Doubleday Large Print Home Library edition.
ISBN: 9780739484678
Characteristics: x, 449 pages (large print) :,illustrations ;,22 cm.

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QueenSheba_0
Apr 13, 2017

This personal memoir about life in rural Iowa during the Depression is chock full of both charm and energy. Reading it is like taking a trip to a foreign country because the life described is so different from what we experience today. Although much was grim and hard work was the norm, the author remembers it all with great affection and I was filled with admiration and awe at the resourcefulness and self-sufficiency of this family. One warning, however: This book is a stream of memories and there's no real story arc or character development. It's not a novel. And sometimes the narrative bogs down in detail.

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prairiegal
Nov 20, 2012

I loved this book. Although I many generations removed from farm life, I was surprised at how many aspects of her life were part of the total culture of the time. I went back and took notes on everything from recipes to remedies.

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