The Bittersweet Time
A personal look at the effect the Great Depression had on families. For Jane's family, the days on the Depression are a bittersweet time. Jane's love of books and her desire to someday become a writer overshadow the losses of electric service, milk delivery, and her father's job. "Ducey convincingly evokes the era".--Publishers Weekly.
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