The Time It Never Rained
To the ranchers and farmers of 1950s Texas, man's biggest enemy is one he can't control. With their entire livelihood pegged on the chance of a wet year or a dry year, drought has the ability to crush their whole enterprise, to determine who stands and who falls, and to take food out of the mouths of the workers and their families. To Charlie Flagg, an honest, decent, and cantankerous rancher, the drought of the early 1950s is a foe that he must fight on his own grounds. Refusing the questionable "help" of federal aid programs, Charlie and his family struggle to make the ranch survive until the time it rains again-if it ever rains again.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - TimBazzett - LibraryThing
THE TIME IT NEVER RAINED is classic Kelton. It's set in 1950s drouth-ridden west Texas, so it's a bit more 'modern' than most westerns. There are elements of THE GRAPES OF WRATH in the way the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - GTTexas - LibraryThing
A "stayed put" Grapes of Wrath set in west Texas. Charlie Flagg is stubborn enough to be me, and we sure think the same on a lot of things! A truly great read. Enjoyed it tremendously. Read full review