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I liked the first comments of this review, "Rarely, a good book puts me in the reader’s bind: it’s so good I want to savor every page, so I end up reading it very slowly, over several weeks. The Bones of Plenty by Lois Phillips Hudson, published in 1963, was one of those rare reads."

Book is set in North Dakota.

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Laura | 30 comments Mod
The Bones Of Plenty was also mentioned in Dakota: A Spiritual Geography by Kathleen Norris. She wrote, "I recently discovered that Lois Hudson's magnificent novel of the Dakota Dust Bowl, The Bones of Plenty, a book arguably better than The Grapes of Wrath, was unknown to teachers and librarians in a town not thirty miles from where the novel is set. The shame of it is that Hudson's book could have helped these people better understand their current situation, the economic crisis forcing many families off the land."

Twice in a month I've encountered a reference. I'm going to have to track down a copy to read!

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