The Depression Kid and Other Stories
Lulu.com, 2006 - 80 pages
H. Dean Yearns writes charming vignettes of his boyhood growing up in poor rural Missouri during the Great Depression, from a neighborhood gathering to listen to a Joe Lewis fight on the radio, to encounters with bumblebees, making a coonskin cap, and cooling off in the windmill tank in the heat of summer. His is an original and nostalgic American voice from the Greatest Generation.
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