New Meetup: The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan

From: Elizabeth I.
Sent on: Saturday, October 2, 2010 8:28 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Cambridge Book Club!

What: The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan

When: Wednesday, October 20,[masked]:30 PM

Where: Andala Cafe
286 Franklin Street (Central Square)
Cambridge, MA 02139

We will be reading the Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan this month.

The dust storms that terrorized the High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since. Timothy Egan?s critically acclaimed account rescues this iconic chapter of American history from the shadows in a tour de force of historical reportage. Following a dozen families and their communities through the rise and fall of the region, Egan tells of their desperate attempts to carry on through blinding black dust blizzards, crop failure, and the death of loved ones. Brilliantly capturing the terrifying drama of catastrophe, Egan does equal justice to the human characters who become his heroes, ?the stoic, long-suffering men and women whose lives he opens up with urgency and respect? (New York Times)

I hope to see you there!


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