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  • Mother Road

    Mother Road2003

    by Dorothy Garlock

    Series: Route 66 Series

    (842)

    BOOK

    Call #: F GARLOCK

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The grapes of wrath
    Staff Pick

    The grapes of wrath2002

    by John Steinbeck

    (753,311)

    Summary: "First published in 1939, Steinbeck|s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F STEINBECK

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Oh my stars : a novel

    Oh my stars : a novel2005

    by Lorna Landvik

    (6,195)

    BOOK

    Call #: F LANDVIK

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Water for elephants

    Water for elephants2006

    by Sara Gruen

    (1,384,731)

    BOOK

    Call #: F GRUEN

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The widow's choice

    The widow's choice2006

    by Gilbert Morris

    Series: House Of Winslow Series

    (175)

    BOOK

    Call #: F MORRIS

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Sweeping up glass

    Sweeping up glass2009

    by Carolyn D Wall

    (2,710)

    BOOK

    Call #: F WALL

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The reluctant prophet : two bestsellers in one volume

    The reluctant prophet : two bestsellers in one volume2001

    by T. Davis Bunn

    (47)

    BOOK

    Call #: F BUNN

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Whose names are unknown : a novel

    Whose names are unknown : a novel2004

    by Sanora Babb

    (1,176)

    Summary: The poor but proud Dunne family and their friends struggle to survive on the dust-plagued prairies of the Oklahoma Panhandle, but discover bitter disappointment in the orchards and vineyards of the so-called promised land of California.

    BOOK

    Call #: F BABB

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The twelve-mile straight

    The twelve-mile straight2017

    by Eleanor Henderson

    (2,605)

    Summary: "Novel set in the south during the Great Depression that takes an entirely fresh view on big American themes-- race, heredity, inequality, shame-- set in a time of financial crisis and racialized violence." -- Provided by publisher

    BOOK

    Call #: F HENDERSON

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Speak
    Staff Pick

    Speak2019

    by Laurie Halse Anderson

    (486,858)

    Summary: "'Speak up for yourself--we want to know what you have to say.' From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F ANDERSON

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Thirteen doorways, wolves behind them all

    Thirteen doorways, wolves behind them all2019

    by Laura Ruby

    (3,555)

    Summary: When Frankie's mother died and her father left her and her siblings at an orphanage in Chicago, it was supposed to be only temporary - just long enough for him to get back on his feet and be able to...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F RUBY

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • A season of dreams

    A season of dreams2007

    by Gilbert Morris

    Series: American Century Series - #4

    (112)

    BOOK

    Call #: F MORRIS

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Stormy weather

    Stormy weather2007

    by Paulette Jiles

    (2,307)

    BOOK

    Call #: F JILES

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Death was the other woman

    Death was the other woman2008

    by Linda Richards

    Series: Death Was Series

    (195)

    BOOK

    Call #: F RICHARDS

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Prayers for sale

    Prayers for sale2009

    by Sandra Dallas

    (16,900)

    Summary: Set in the high country of Colorado during the Depression, this is the story of an unforgettable friendship between two women--eighty-six-year-old Hennie Comfort and seventeen-year-old Nit...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F DALLAS

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The Cypress House

    The Cypress House2011

    by Michael Koryta

    (4,012)

    Summary: When Arlen Wagner awakens on a train one hot Florida night and sees death's telltale sign in the eyes of his fellow passengers, he tries to warn them. Only 19-year-old Paul Brickhill believes him,...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F KORYTA

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Mary Coin

    Mary Coin2013

    by Marisa Silver

    (8,133)

    Summary: In 1936, a young mother resting by the side of a road in central California is spontaneously photographed by a woman documenting the migrant laborers who have taken to America's farms in search of...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F SILVER

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Palisades Park

    Palisades Park2013

    by Alan Brennert

    (5,810)

    Summary: 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...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F BRENNERT

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The Persian pickle club

    The Persian pickle club1996

    by Sandra Dallas

    (17,307)

    BOOK

    Call #: F DALLAS

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Sold on a Monday : a novel

    Sold on a Monday : a novel2018

    by Kristina McMorris

    (39,667)

    Summary: 2 CHILDREN FOR SALE The sign is a last resort. It sits on a farmhouse porch in 1931, but could be found anywhere in an era of breadlines, bank runs and broken dreams. It could have been written by...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F MCMORRIS

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Country boy, city girl : trials & triumphs during the great depression

    Country boy, city girl : trials & triumphs during the great depression2018

    by Teresa Holmgren

    (2)

    Summary: Inspired by real events, this book is the extraordinary story of two teenagers and their ferocious struggle through extreme circumstances in the historically trying time known as the Great...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F HOLMGREN IOWA

    Location: Iowa Collection

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Snow White

    Snow White2016

    by Matt Phelan , illustrator

    (6,640)

    Summary: The scene: New York City. The dazzling lights cast shadows that grow ever darker as the glitzy prosperity of the Roaring Twenties screeches to a halt. Enter a cast of familiar characters: a young...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: GRAPHIC NOVEL PHE

    Location: YA Graphic Novels

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Stars of Alabama

    Stars of Alabama2019

    by Sean Dietrich

    (1,039)

    Summary: "When two Depression-era migrant workers, Paul and Vern, find an abandoned baby in the woods, they take it upon themselves to care for the mysterious child. When fifteen-year-old Marigold, reviled by...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F DIETRICH

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Echo Mountain
    Staff Pick

    Echo Mountain2020

    by Lauren Wolk

    (2,114)

    Summary: When twelve-year-old Ellie and her family lose livelihood and move to a mountain cabin in 1934, she quickly learns to be an outdoors woman and, when needed, a healer.

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F WOLK

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Roll of thunder, hear my cry

    Roll of thunder, hear my cry2016

    by Mildred D. Taylor

    Series: Logan Family (Mildred D. Taylor) - #4

    Summary: Why is the land so important to Cassie's family? It takes the events of one turbulent year -- the year of the night riders and the burning, the year a white girl humiliates Cassie in public simply...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F TAYLOR

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Road to perdition : a novel

    Road to perdition : a novel2016

    by Max Allan Collins

    Series: Road Series

    (249)

    Summary: "First there was Max Allan Collins' legendary graphic novel...then came the Academy Award winning movie and his bestselling screenplay novelization. Now Collins presents an epic new novel, combining...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F COLLINS

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The truth according to us : a novel

    The truth according to us : a novel2015

    by Annie Barrows

    (16,796)

    Summary: "Miss Layla Beck, the daughter of a powerful Senator from Delaware refuses to marry the gentleman her father has chosen for her and is forced to get a job working for the FWP to write the first...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F BARROWS

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The adventures of Augie March

    The adventures of Augie March2015

    by Saul Bellow

    (16,487)

    Summary: "Much of The Adventures of Augie March takes place during the Great Depression, but far from being a chronicle of deprivation, the first of Saul Bellow’s string of masterpieces testifies to the...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F BELLOW

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Shiloh autumn

    Shiloh autumn1996

    by Bodie Thoene

    (1,137)

    BOOK

    Call #: F THOENE

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Leah's pony

    Leah's pony1996

    by Elizabeth Friedrich

    (162)

    Summary: A young girl sells her horse and raises enough money to buy back her father's tractor, which is up for auction, in this story of a Depression era farm.

    BOOK

    Call #: E FRIEDRICH

    Location: Picture Books

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The storm in the barn

    The storm in the barn2011

    by Matt Phelan , illustrator

    (3,615)

    Summary: Eleven-year-old Jack Clark struggles with everyday obstacles while his family and community contend with the challenges brought on by the Dust Bowl in 1937 Kansas.

    BOOK

    Call #: GRAPHIC NOVEL PHE

    Location: YA Graphic Novels

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • A thousand shall fall

    A thousand shall fall1992

    by Bodie Thoene

    Series: Shiloh Legacy Series - #2

    (1,496)

    BOOK

    Call #: F THOENE

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Bud, not Buddy

    Bud, not Buddy1999

    by Christopher Paul Curtis

    (97,968)

    Summary: Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father--the renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids.

    BOOK

    Call #: J F CURTIS

    Location: Juvenile Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Uncle Jed's barbershop

    Uncle Jed's barbershop1993

    by Margaree King Mitchell

    (956)

    Summary: Despite serious obstacles and setbacks Sarah Jean's Uncle Jed, the only black barber in the county, pursues his dream of saving enough money to open his own barbershop.

    BOOK

    Call #: E MITCHELL

    Location: Picture Books

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • A long way from Chicago : a novel in stories

    A long way from Chicago : a novel in stories1998

    by Richard Peck

    Series: Long Way From Chicago Series

    (31,906)

    Summary: A boy recounts his annual summer trips to rural Illinois with his sister during the Great Depression to visit their larger-than-life grandmother.

    BOOK

    Call #: J F PECK

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Saving Grace

    Saving Grace2003

    by Priscilla Cummings

    (141)

    Summary: When Grace's family is evicted from their Washington, D.C., apartment just before Christmas 1932, and she and her younger brothers are sent to the Mission, Grace wonders what will become of her sick...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J F CUMMINGS

    Location: Juvenile Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Midnight in Lonesome Hollow : a Kit mystery

    Midnight in Lonesome Hollow : a Kit mystery2007

    by Kathleen Ernst

    Series: American Girl Mysteries Series

    (439)

    Summary: While staying with her Aunt Millie in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky in the summer of 1934, Kit tries to discover who is sabotaging a visiting folklore researcher.

    BOOK

    Call #: J F AMERICAN KIT

    Location: Juvenile Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Blizzard of the blue moon

    Blizzard of the blue moon2006

    by Mary Pope Osborne

    Series: Magic Tree House Series - #36

    (6,379)

    Summary: The magic tree house carries Jack and Annie to New York City in 1938 on a mission to rescue the last unicorn. In this exciting new Merlin Mission, Jack and Annie go back in time to New York City,...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J F OSBORNE

    Location: Juvenile Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 3 details

  • Kit's home run

    Kit's home run2002

    by Valerie Tripp

    Series: American Girl Short Stories Series

    (174)

    Summary: In 1933 Cincinnati, Kit is an enthusiastic baseball player whose home run slide has surprising consequences. Includes historical notes on major league baseball and the Cincinnati Reds in the 1930s and provides ideas for decorating a baseball cap.

    BOOK

    Call #: J F AMERICAN KIT

    Location: Juvenile Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Wingwalker

    Wingwalker2002

    by Rosemary Wells

    (127)

    Summary: During the Depression, Reuben and his out-of-work parents move from Oklahoma to Minnesota, where his father gets a job as a carnival wingwalker and Reuben has a chance to overcome his terror of flying.

    BOOK

    Call #: J F WELLS

    Location: Juvenile Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details