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Dreams Like Thunder takes place on a small Eastern Oregon farm between Baker and Hells Canyon. The story is set over a couple of days in 1959, but part of the family seems less in touch with the 20th century than with the myth of their own pioneer past. The myth varies according to who is doing the telling. It is up to Alberta, who is ten years old and heir to both the far ...more
Paperback, 198 pages
Published April 1st 1995 by Story Line Press (first published February 1992)
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Jul 24, 2013 Angie rated it liked it
kind of a pointless book. the ending left me wanting more, but it wasn't an unsatisfactory ending. It just left me wondering what Happens next.
Little girl in rural Oregon, circa 1959. Won an Oregon Book Award.
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Diane Simmons grew up on a farm Eastern Oregon. After earning a BA in history from the University of Oregon, she began her writing career as a journalist in Idaho, Alaska and Washington. Her newspaper reporter's novel, Let the Bastards Freeze in the Dark, about hapless environmental terrorists in pipeline Alaska, was published by Simon and Schuster. She moved on to New York City where she earned a ...more
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