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Book Title: Good Harvest|
The author of the book: Karen Halvorsen Schreck
Edition: Karen Halvorsen Schreck
Date of issue: February 19th 2016
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Thomas Everly and his family, like so many other Dust Bowl refugees of the 1930s, are chasing another harvest in California. This time, they find themselves in a camp outside of Lemon Grove—a town in which they hope to stay for a while. Their bodies are worn out, their tempers worn thin. They need the rest and shelter a decent cabin can provide. And here, Thomas's little sister Grace can finally return to school. Hard times have transformed her into a shadow of her former self; Thomas wants his little sister back again. And she just might return—if other migrant workers, particularly those of Mexican heritage, don't stand in the way. For these people labor in the local fields as well—efficiently, capably, swiftly, and Thomas and his father quickly learn that they have no real chance of keeping up with their pace. Any day the boss might tell the Everlys it's time to hit the road.
For Thomas, things might have remained a competition between Us and Them. But at school Grace becomes friends with Ana, the littlest sister in the Reyes family—successful, longtime residents of Lemon Grove, who happen to be of Mexican heritage and United States citizens, too. When the future education of Mexican and Mexican-American children like Ana is threatened by the principal of the local elementary school, and Thomas encounters Ana's beautiful older sister, Lupe, their lives become further intertwined. Soon assumptions about who is the real American and who isn't, who gives and who takes, are up for question.
Inspired by the Lemon Grove Incident, one of the earliest court cases concerning school desegregation, and in anticipation of Karen Halvorsen Schreck's novel Broken Ground (Simon & Schuster/Howard Books May 2016), Good Harvest will transport readers to the setting immortalized in John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, and further expand understanding of the diversity of people who inhabited this era, while establishing connections to some of today's most heated conflicts concerning race, ethnicity, and immigration.
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Read information about the authorKaren Halvorsen Schreck is the author of the historical novels Broken Ground (Simon & Schuster May 2016), called a “masterfully written . . . must-read” by USA Today, and Sing For Me, which Publisher's Weekly described as “an impressive debut…a well-wrought and edifying page-turner” in a Starred Review, along with two novels for young adults and a book for children. Her short stories, interviews, and essays have appeared in magazines and journals including The Rumpus, Belt, and Image. The recipient of a Pushcart Prize and an Illinois State Arts Council Grant, Karen received her doctorate in English and Creative Writing from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She lives with her husband, the photographer Greg Halvorsen Schreck, and their two children in Wheaton, Illinois, and is at work on her next novel.
For more information, please connect with Karen at: http://karenschreck.com
You can also find her on Instagram @khschreck.
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