Harpsong

Title Harpsong
Names Askew, Rilla.
Book Number DBC18078
Title Status Download Only
Medium Digital Book
Annotation The author mixes fiction with legend and history in this novel of Oklahoma during the Great Depression. Harmonica-playing Harlan Singer marries 14-year-old Sharon Thompson, and they immediately take to riding the rails. Unlike many Okies, they never go to California but instead keep making figure eights, always returning to Oklahoma. Sometimes they steal, but only needed food and clothing, and they always try to repay their debts. This is a vivid portrait of an age and a place, of desperate poverty, near starvation, red dust, and strong biblical faith. Some strong language. 2007.
Narrator Borinstein, Ruth,
Length 12 hours, 15 minutes
LC Subject Depressions - 1929 - Oklahoma - Fiction
Folk singers - Fiction
Oklahoma - Fiction
Downloadable books
Fiction
Romance fiction
Talking books
Audience Notes A NLS/BPH
Contains some strong language. NLS/BPH
Female narrator. NLS/BPH
Call Number 813.54
Language English
Released 2007
Publication Info Norman University of Oklahoma Press 2007
Original Publication Recorded from: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, c2007. 9780806138237
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