Sunday, February 24, 2008

Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression

by Mildred Armstrong Kalish

Raised without a father in Garrison, Iowa, Mildred learned the ways of the farm from her grandparents. Life in the thirties was full of hard work and pithy sayings about the virtues of hard work.

Instead of writing a memoir in a linear, story format, Mildred describes that time of life in separate, unconnected chapters. Chores, food, medicine, school, and nature each occupy their own chapter.

Simple, folksy, and interesting, this memoir was a joy to read.


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