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The Resource Broken ground, Karen Halvorsen Schreck

Broken ground, Karen Halvorsen Schreck

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Broken ground
Title
Broken ground
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Karen Halvorsen Schreck
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When a young oil rig widow escapes her grief and the Texas Dust Bowl, she discovers a surprising future--and new passion--awaiting her in California in this lyrically written romance by the author of Sing for Me. Newly married to her childhood sweetheart, twenty-one-year-old Ruth Warren is settling into life in a Depression-era, East Texas oil town. She's making a home when she learns that her young husband, Charlie, has been killed in an oil rig accident. Ruth is devastated, but then gets a chance for a fresh start: a scholarship from a college in Pasadena, CA. Ruth decides to take a risk and travel west, to pursue her one remaining dream to become a teacher. At college Ruth tries to fit into campus life, but her grief holds her back. When she spends Christmas with some old family friends, she meets the striking and compelling Thomas Everly, whose own losses and struggles have instilled in him a commitment to social justice, and led him to work with Mexican migrant farmworkers in a camp just east of Los Angeles. With Thomas, Ruth sees another side of town, and another side of current events: the forced deportation of Mexican migrant workers due to the Repatriation Act put into place during President Herbert Hoover's administration. After Ruth is forced to leave school, she goes to visit Thomas and sees that he has cobbled together a night school for the farmworkers' children. Ruth begins to work with the children, and establishes deep friendships with people in the camp. When the camp is raided and the workers and their families are rounded up and shipped back to Mexico, Ruth and Thomas decide to take a stand for the workers' rights--all while promising to love and cherish one another."--
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1962-
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Schreck, Karen Halvorsen
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Migrant agricultural laborers
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Broken ground, Karen Halvorsen Schreck
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Howard books trade paperback edition.
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9781476794839
Lccn
2015028887
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)913336970
  • 2114335
Label
Broken ground, Karen Halvorsen Schreck
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Howard books trade paperback edition.
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9781476794839
Lccn
2015028887
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)913336970
  • 2114335

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