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I like all of Ben Ames Williams' books. Since I read this 6 years ago, I will not summarize the plot; no doubt you can find it elsewhere. What I recall that I liked best was the perspective of people who were NOT poor during the Depression. Not to diminish the sufferings of those who were poor (including my mother's family), this novel presents another view of that age.
Ben Ames Williams was born in Macon, Mississippi to Daniel Webster Williams and Sarah Marshall Ames on March 7, 1889. Just after his birth, he and his parents moved to Jackson, Ohio. Because his father was owner and editor of the Jackson Standard Journal in Ohio, Ben Williams grew up around writing, printing, and editing. In high school he worked for the Journal, doing grunt work in the beginning ...moreMore about Ben Ames Williams...