Déjà vu can be scary, fun, humbling, overwhelming and confusing, or perhaps a combination of some or all the above. This déjà vu began over twenty-five years ago for Award-winning Author Ron Hughart at a small restaurant in Placerville, California, and still has him baffled.
The Place Beyond the Dust Bowl is a gripping account of life after the “Grapes of Wrath.” It is the story of the plight of Hughart’s migrant family from the Dust Bowl of America, who fled to California and the West to start life anew.
A former school teacher, award-winning author Ron Hughart wrote this book with past students in mind. Although he changed the names, students described in, ‘Meet the Kids in Room ‘22’’ are based on individuals he remembers from his own fifth-grade classes.
This is an excellent book. Once I started reading it I didn’t want to stop. The content was really engaging. The writer done such a good job writing the book that I felt like if I personally knew him once Continue reading →
Teachers looking for migrant biographies will find this book an excellent resource. Ron Hughart writes in a comfortable “talkative” style. He makes the reader ponder his own life and how events shape the way one sees the world. The reader Continue reading →
Many other books I’ve read authentically reflect what dust bowl people had to endure to survive and maintain “hope.” Ron Hughart’s book is more of an autobiography where he shares many similar stories, but at a later date – one or two generations removed.