Thursday, November 12, 2015

A Cup of Dust

I received a copy of A CUP OF DUST by Susie Finkbeiner from Kregel in exchange for an honest review.  This is a novel that focuses on the Dust Bowl of the Great Depression.  I absolutely love history, so I completely swallowed up this story and couldn’t wait for more.  This comes highly recommended as not only historical fiction, but as a powerful story that will haunt your dreams with his beauty and rawness.

I loved the author’s voice.  I’m not sure how to describe it other than enchanting.  Susie Finkbeiner captures your attention from the first page and refuses to release you until the end.

I do read a lot of historical fiction, but I’ve only read a few children’s books about the Dust Bowl, never anything about it geared for adults.  I found that aspect even more enchanting.

As someone who recently lost her grandmother, I found the relationship between the grandmother, mom, and daughter extremely emotional.  All of these characters are ones that will stick with you.

Before I end this review, I just want to say that I wanted to leap into this book and help these characters with their suffering.

Five huge, flashing stars from me.

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