October 11, 6:30pm-8pm
Join other readers in this monthly online book discussion. Please register with Barbara Shatara at email@example.com for meeting info and how to obtain the book.
About This Month's Book:
The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan
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.
Egan weaves an incredible story about the greatest environmental disaster ever to be visited upon our land and a powerful cautionary tale about the dangers of trifling with nature.