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Please help me make a "to read" list of books from the Great Depression era ~ or even the Civil War era if can be ~

I've spent far too long on Amazon searching for books but I have nothing to judge by ~ any recommendations would be greatly appreciated!

thanks :toothy:
 

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Do you want books about those eras, or books that were written during those eras?

Coincidentally, _Gone With the Wind_ was written during the Depression, about the Civil War.
 

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A year or so ago I read Timothy Egan's The Worst Hard Time. It looks at the Great Depression years in the Dust Bowl. It was very fine, and I would definitely recommend it.
 

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One of my favorite books is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. You might want to check it out.
 

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Here's a list I found on our library's web site.


The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse

The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan

Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression by Studs Terkel

Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan

The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression by Amity Shlaes

Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and… by David M. Kennedy

Little Heathens by Mildred Armstrong Kalish

Let Us Now Praise Famous Men by James Agee

A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck

Cannery Row by John Steinbeck

Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand

A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Great Crash, 1929 by John Kenneth Galbraith

Sea Glass by Anita Shreve
 

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One of my favorite books is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. You might want to check it out.
This has to be my most favorite book ever! I've read it about 12 times now. It just so happens that I grew up in the Greenpoint/Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, and was always thrilled seeing the familiar street names in her story. A definite "Must Read". Very hard to put down!!

Theresa :grnwave:
 

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Thank you all ~ I'll start with A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. :toothy:

I've already read some of the classics on DJ's library list, but there are quite a few that I've not heard of.

This list will certainly get me started! :D Thanks
 

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Here's a list I found on our library's web site.


The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse

The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan

Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression by Studs Terkel

Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan

The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression by Amity Shlaes

Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and… by David M. Kennedy

Little Heathens by Mildred Armstrong Kalish

Let Us Now Praise Famous Men by James Agee

A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck

Cannery Row by John Steinbeck

Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand

A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Great Crash, 1929 by John Kenneth Galbraith

Sea Glass by Anita Shreve
DJ ~ Would you mind posting this list in the reading challenge thread ~ it might be right up someone's alley!
 

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a tree grows in brooklyn is turn of the century...
 
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