The Children's Blizzard

The Children's Blizzard

A Novel

Book - 2021 | First edition
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"They came on boats, on trains, great unceasing waves of them--the poor, the disenfranchised, the seekers, the dreamers. Second and third generations of farmers eking out an existence on scraps of farms divided up among too many sons. Political agitators no longer welcome in their homelands. Young men fleeing conscription in a king's army. Married couples starting out. Bachelors from towns with few women. The poor in tenements with air so stifling and foul there was no room to breathe, let alone dream. Come to Nebraska! Dakota Territory! Minnesota! Come to the Great Plains of America!"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Delacorte Press,, [2021]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2021
ISBN: 9780399182280
Branch Call Number: F BEN
Characteristics: 351 pages : map ; 22 cm


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ArapahoeAlyson Jan 11, 2021

I don't know what possessed me to pick this up to read as a break from pandemic/election stress; but I'm glad I did. I really enjoyed the characters and the portrait of their lives on the prairie in the 19th century. The author handles the most difficult parts of this tragedy with gentleness and never with melodrama.

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