Stormy Weather

Stormy Weather

Book - 2007
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After the death of her husband, Jack, Elizabeth Stoddard and her three daughters are left destitute and must return to the abandoned family farm in Texas. Struggling to make ends meet they place their last hopes for salvation in a wildcat oil well and on the back of Jack's one true legacy, a dangerous racehorse named Smoky Joe.
Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins, c2007
Edition: 1st Canadian ed. --
ISBN: 9780002006040
Branch Call Number: FIC Jiles 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 342 p


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lypawlivskylove Jun 03, 2011

An absolutely delicious read and made me fall in love with gritty, dusty American southern Texas people that survived the Depression! A correction to your description though...Jeanine is the eldest daughter who actually 'single-mindedly devotes herself to rebuilding the farm and their lives' and is the central character. How these women survived the perils of their times is accurately documented through the chronological lens of the author.

There seems to be a wonderful recipe for historical novels written by women with journalistic backgrounds combined with imagination, talent and the discipline of constructing a fine piece of art! A must read for everyone reminding us of the terrors nature can reap on all of us.

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