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Hard Scrabble

Graves, John

Hard Scrabble

observations on a patch of land

by Graves, John

  • 300 Want to read
  • 27 Currently reading

Published by Texas Monthly Press in Austin, Tex .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Somervell County (Tex.),
  • Texas,
  • Somervell County.
    • Subjects:
    • Graves, John, 1920- -- Homes and haunts -- Texas -- Somervell County.,
    • Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.,
    • Country life -- Texas -- Somervell County.,
    • Somervell County (Tex.) -- Social life and customs.,
    • Texas -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.

    • Edition Notes

      Originally published: New York : Knopf, 1974.

      StatementJohn Graves.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3557.R2867 H3 1985
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxi, 267 p. :
      Number of Pages267
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2632369M
      ISBN 100932012760
      LC Control Number85204122

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      Hard Scrabble to Hallelujah, Volume 1 This book represents the first time that the known history and a significant amount of new information has been compiled into a single written record about one of the most important eras in the south-central coastal bayou parish of Terrebonne. The book makes clear the unique geographical, topographical. Hardscrabble (Book): Dallas, Sandra: Twelve-year-old Belle Martin and her family move to Mingo, Colorado, in when the U.S. government offers acres of land free to homesteaders.


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Hardscrabble is a quick and engrossing read that will have you looking for more books by the same author. --Cracking the Cover Blog From School Library Journal. Gr 4–6—In the early s, the Martins move to Colorado, where Father plans to earn free land by farming government acreage for five years.

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Author’s Note: I’m thrilled that Hardscrabble my third children’s book, is the winner of Women Writing the West’s Willa Award in the children’s category.

The Patchwork Bride is a finalist for historical fiction. Awards will be presented at WWW’s annual conference in San Antonio in October Terry Kay, author of To Dance with the White Dog and The Book of Marie. “It could be worse for Bud MacLeod-at least he has four limbs and a spleen. The great thing about the narrator of George Weinstein’s novel Hardscrabble Road is that Bud possesses plenty of heart, perhaps to make up for his stutter and birthmark.

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Hardscrabble is a singular debut."--David Wojahn, author of Interrogation Palace: New and Selected Poems “This debut showcases a wild and powerful wit in action."--Publishers Weekly "We've all heard of brain food, and the debut book of poems from Kevin McFadden is a full-course meal for the gray : “Hard Scrabble is hard pastoral of the kind we have learned to recognize in Wordsworth, Frost, Hemingway, and Faulkner.

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Graves, owner and adapter to ""minimum use"" of Texas acres, has brought the by-now stylized ""back-to-the-land"" narrative up to an excellence which has evaded most practitioners. Like Anthony Bailey's In the Village () Graves achieves what he himself calls a ""comprehension"" of the complexities of a particular place in a segment of time represented by one man's use of it.

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