Danville Public Library has been using Beanstack for reading programs this year, where patrons can track their reading and share reviews. For the next few weeks, we’ll be highlighting Patron reviews from Beanstack.
A book about a mother and her daughter. A love of the land, a desire to be desired. This book is a testament to the power of the American dream. A mother who goes west after the Dust Bowl of the 1930s is starving out her family only to find a depraved situation and struggle in California. A will to live and never give up. She chases the American dream, fights for a chance of a better life and survival for herself and her children.
This book is one of the most powerful books that encapsulates the human spirit. An easy comparison for readers to draw from the Dust Bowl of the 1930s and the 2020s coronavirus Pandemic. Americans are nothing if not resilient in the pursuit of our dreams and the desire that the next generation should have so much more than we did.
-Review by Alyssa Staley, on Beanstack
The opinions expressed in this review are those of the author(s). They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of the Danville Public Library staff or Library Board of Trustees.