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Walk Gently This Good Earth

3.50  ·  Rating details ·  76 ratings  ·  9 reviews
The story of the Westcott family of the American West, through the Depression to about 1976. It depicts an idyllic childhood in the Pacific Northwest and later years in Montana.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published by Dell (first published January 1st 1977)
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K.M. Updike
Apr 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Everything is told and hardly shown, and it is so beautiful.
It's about the past, loving the past, and setting store by the past, loving the past. But it's also about the future, and it's also about the cycle of life. Its pain, its beauty, and its simplicity.
Gena Lott
Aug 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
A depression era story about small-town America. A feel good story from the author of "I Heard the Owl Call My Name."
Melinda Christensen
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is an admirable story told of Judge Westcott, who with the help of his devoted young housekeeper, raised his four motherless children and foster son. Their journeys take them from the Pacific Northwest to Montana, from the Depression to 1976. This is an excellent family novel!
Kathy
Jun 27, 2013 rated it liked it
A tender story set in the era when the country was in an economic slump pivoting around the true meaning of family. The story opens within sight of the peaks of Koma Kulshan in Western Washington and finishes on the wide-opens spaces of Montana. Walk Gently This Good Earth, by Margaret Craven was an easy read, although not liked nearly as well as book, I Heard the Owl Call My Name. Ms. Craven brings attention to the depths of family love, but it lost me when she spent too much time describing th ...more
Julie Lund
Jul 14, 2015 rated it did not like it
I don't understand why so many people like this book. It starts off decent - not great but decent - and then it just continues and continues with more and more generations with more more characters that are hard to keep straight and it doesn't really seem to ever have a plot.
Janna Rice
May 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
A little bit sentimental and somewhat undeveloped at times, but overall an enjoyable and comforting book that made me smile. :)
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Loretta
Jun 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
A gentle sharing of the life of a family through a number of years in Montana. Final statements about the American Spirit. A very enjoyable read.
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Margaret Craven (March 13, 1901 – July 19, 1980) was an American author.

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