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Fun During the Depression? Yes. Here’s What People Did.

October 19, 2018

  No doubt about it, The Great Depression was a time of societal despair — the mere label assigned to this period in history reveals the gravity of the nation’s situation. People suffered financially, spiritually, and emotionally — but even during darkness and grief, people devised ways to entertain themselves. “Playing marbles ‘for keeps’ was … Continue reading Fun During the Depression? Yes. Here’s What People Did.

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Children of The Great Depression

October 01, 2018

“Physically, Ito and Danny were hard as nails. This was a characteristic they shared with most of the boys and many of the girls in their community. Hard physical labor was a fact of life. Calluses that formed on Ito and Danny’s hands at age eight were still there years later. The skin wore off … Continue reading Children of The Great Depression

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“Honed Virtue caught my interest right from the start. I loved the interaction… Back in the 1930s, things were tough and kids had to grow up fast. The closeness of the two families was very natural and ethnic backgrounds did not matter. They learned from each other. We should have more of that in this day and age… …very entertaining and kept my Interest… enticed me to want to read the next book to find out what will happen… Two thumbs. It was refreshing and delightful.”

-Barbara Kaufhold Licensed Massage Therapist

5 Stars - Wonderful Insight into Growing Up During The Great Depression. I so enjoyed this book! The story of this young man growing up in rural Oregon during the Great Depression was absolutely spot-on. It echoed my family’s oral tradition as well as stories from my own youth.The story is so well told that I became totally invested in it by the end of the first chapter. It was such a page-turner that I made myself take breaks so that I could savor the story. I can’t wait to read the rest of this young man’s story along with Ito and his other friends. The next book in the series can’t come quickly enough for me. This author’s writing style is very easy to absorb. His segues into the background of the other characters feels seamless. The characters, their emotions and their conversations ring absolutely correct. This book will be in my permanent ‘Keepers’ collection. I will be reading all of this author’s work.”

-Janet R. Graham Water Quality Control Analyst