Popular Great Depression Books

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The Grapes of Wrath The Grapes of Wrath (Hardcover)
by (shelved 130 times as great-depression)
avg rating 4.00 — 47,948 ratings — published 1939
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Of Mice and Men Of Mice and Men (Paperback)
by (shelved 97 times as great-depression)
avg rating 3.84 — 1,986,584 ratings — published 1937
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Water for Elephants Water for Elephants (Paperback)
by (shelved 83 times as great-depression)
avg rating 4.07 — 1,490,745 ratings — published 2006
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Bud, Not Buddy Bud, Not Buddy (Hardcover)
by (shelved 75 times as great-depression)
avg rating 3.89 — 96,869 ratings — published 1999
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Out of the Dust Out of the Dust (Paperback)
by (shelved 68 times as great-depression)
avg rating 3.73 — 74,568 ratings — published 1997
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Esperanza Rising Esperanza Rising (Paperback)
by (shelved 66 times as great-depression)
avg rating 3.92 — 75,824 ratings — published 2000
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Moon Over Manifest Moon Over Manifest (Hardcover)
by (shelved 60 times as great-depression)
avg rating 4.02 — 46,560 ratings — published 2010
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Turtle in Paradise Turtle in Paradise (Hardcover)
by (shelved 35 times as great-depression)
avg rating 3.93 — 25,383 ratings — published 2010
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To Kill a Mockingbird To Kill a Mockingbird (Paperback)
by (shelved 22 times as great-depression)
avg rating 4.25 — 4,408,508 ratings — published 1960
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Orphan Train Orphan Train (Paperback)
by (shelved 19 times as great-depression)
avg rating 4.12 — 425,354 ratings — published 2013
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The Truth According to Us The Truth According to Us (Hardcover)
by (shelved 17 times as great-depression)
avg rating 3.72 — 32,941 ratings — published 2015
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The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression (Hardcover)
by (shelved 17 times as great-depression)
avg rating 3.89 — 8,914 ratings — published 2007
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Mary Coin Mary Coin (Hardcover)
by (shelved 14 times as great-depression)
avg rating 3.89 — 15,975 ratings — published 2013
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Al Capone Does My Shirts (Al Capone at Alcatraz, #1) Al Capone Does My Shirts (Al Capone at Alcatraz, #1)
by (shelved 14 times as great-depression)
avg rating 3.83 — 47,209 ratings — published 2004
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The Gardener The Gardener (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.31 — 8,422 ratings — published 1996
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Lila (Gilead, #3) Lila (Gilead, #3)
by (shelved 13 times as great-depression)
avg rating 3.90 — 36,164 ratings — published 2014
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Songs of Willow Frost Songs of Willow Frost (Hardcover)
by (shelved 13 times as great-depression)
avg rating 3.63 — 31,066 ratings — published 2013
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Cannery Row Cannery Row (Paperback)
by (shelved 11 times as great-depression)
avg rating 4.02 — 132,561 ratings — published 1945
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Bloodroot Bloodroot (Hardcover)
by (shelved 11 times as great-depression)
avg rating 3.77 — 14,539 ratings — published 2010
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The Great American Dust Bowl The Great American Dust Bowl (Hardcover)
by (shelved 10 times as great-depression)
avg rating 3.91 — 4,255 ratings — published 2013
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Tobacco Road Tobacco Road (Paperback)
by (shelved 10 times as great-depression)
avg rating 3.75 — 18,906 ratings — published 1932
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Full of Beans Full of Beans (ebook)
by (shelved 9 times as great-depression)
avg rating 4.03 — 3,022 ratings — published 2016
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Snow White: A Graphic Novel Snow White: A Graphic Novel (Hardcover)
by (shelved 8 times as great-depression)
avg rating 3.84 — 10,570 ratings — published 2016
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North River North River (Hardcover)
by (shelved 8 times as great-depression)
avg rating 3.77 — 5,375 ratings — published 2007
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On the Blue Comet On the Blue Comet (Hardcover)
by (shelved 8 times as great-depression)
avg rating 3.84 — 1,539 ratings — published 2010
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Blue Willow Blue Willow (Paperback)
by (shelved 8 times as great-depression)
avg rating 3.85 — 4,155 ratings — published 1940
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Rules of Civility Rules of Civility (Hardcover)
by (shelved 7 times as great-depression)
avg rating 3.99 — 157,037 ratings — published 2011
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The Storm in the Barn The Storm in the Barn (Hardcover)
by (shelved 7 times as great-depression)
avg rating 3.71 — 5,928 ratings — published 2009
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Soupy Leaves Home Soupy Leaves Home (Paperback)
by (shelved 6 times as great-depression)
avg rating 3.91 — 872 ratings — published 2017
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Rick Bragg
“It is true that almost everyone in the foothills farmed and hunted, so there were no breadlines, no men holding signs that begged for work and food, no children going door to door, as they did in Atlanta, asking for table scraps. Here, deep in the woods, was a different agony. Babies, the most tenuous, died from poor diet and simple things, like fevers and dehydration. In Georgia, one in seven babies died before their first birthday, and in Alabama it was worse.
You could feed your family catfish and jack salmon, poke salad and possum, but medicine took cash money, and the poorest of the poor, blacks and whites, did not have it. Women, black and white, really did smother their babies to save them from slow death, to give a stronger, sounder child a little more, and stories of it swirled round and round until it became myth, because who can live with that much truth.”
Rick Bragg, Ava's Man

Jerry Ash
“Go home now,” says I. “Keep away from the saloons. Save your money. You are going to need it.”
“What are we going to need it for?” asks a voice from the crowd.
“For guns and ammunition,” says I.”
Jerry Ash, Hellraiser—Mother Jones: An Historical Novel

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