Farm Girl by Karen Jones Gowen

Genre: Memoir
Print Price: $9.95
Paperback
Page count: 184
Dimensions: 5.5″x8.5″
ISBN: 978-0-9796070-0-4


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Set in the Dust Bowl of the American West, this true account of a child coming of age on a 1920’s Nebraska farm recaptures an era. Young Lucille Marker experiences survival during the Depression, one of the worst dust storms in history, and finally the disintegration of the close-knit community in which she grows up.

Readers who like the books of Laura Ingalls Wilder or Willa Cather will enjoy Farm Girl. It takes place on the Marker farm, located near Red Cloud, the locale of Willa Cather’s Nebraska novels. Farm Girl takes one back to a time and place that no longer exists in American culture.

Richly photographed throughout with over sixty authentic photos documenting the people and places of the story, this historical, easy-to-read book is suitable for use in the classroom.

“It concerns real life, relatively ordinary activities, drawn with the precision of a Norman Rockwell painting.” ~The Omaha Reader

“Through the intertwined stories of the life of the Marker family and of the broader historical time period, the book is more than captivating.” ~The Holyoke Enterprise