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.
“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. The book comes alive in this story of a boy’s struggle through life to manhood.
The book spins a tale of drama and wretchedness as a family formerly from Oklahoma struggles for survival in California through the 1950s and 1960s. Your heart will be captured as the story progresses and you will be left with a sense of admiration at the tenacity of a young boy and his fight for survival.
Bear State Books has published the book in softbound for ease of handling and reading. It is a “must have” for those who are interested in life in California after the great Dust Bowl migration.
Schools should take note, as it is a wonderful tool for teaching the lifestyle of the migrant families from the Midwest. A study guide is available for download.
The book has also been printed in a very limited hardback edition for those who collect hardback editions for their libraries. It is available only from the publisher. The first edition of The Place Beyond the Dust Bowl sold out in nine months. This revised edition has additional text and illustrations.
To order, call: (559) 920-8772.
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2002 Shelved at National John Steinbeck Center Book Store
2003 Required reading at the College of the Sequoias English Department (English 1 & 360)
2004 Study Guide produced by Tulare County Office of Education
2006 Honorable Mention – Hollywood Book Festival
2010 Honorable Mention – London Book Festival
2011 Honorable Mention – London Book Festival
2012 Honorable Mention – Southern California Book Festival Biography/Autobiography
2013 The Place Beyond the Dust Bowl – Runner Up in the autobiography division – Great Southwest Book Festival
2014 The Place Beyond the Dust Bowl – Winner of the biography/autobiography category – Great Southeast Book Festival
2014 Deja vu of a Skeptic – Winner of the Wild Card (anything goes) category – Great Southwest Book Festival
2015 The Place Beyond the Dust Bowl – Runner Up – Pacific Rim Book Festival, Regional Literature