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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on September 10, 2001
Format: Paperback
Grassy Flats is about two women who are trying to make a go of it on a potato farm outside of the town of Grassy Flats during the Great Depression. Things go fine until the people in town discover that the women are lesbians and then the lovers find themselves shunned by everyone, especially the men who run all of the businesses. Suddenly, their credit is no good, the bank won't give them a loan and they find they've been fenced away from the necessary water. In the midst of this, two drifters, a man and his pregnant wife, come into their lives when the drifters try to steal a chicken to eat from the farm. These four find themselves in an uneasy alliance to try and get in a year's crops that will make the farm successful. True success comes when the women of the town decide to rally around the lesbians because of their own frustrations with how their husbands treat them. The end of the story is a little unsatisfying, but the book is worth the read.
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on October 10, 2011
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
Not as good as it could have been( maybe looking to write a sequel?). I like the way the women struck together against their husbands wishes,as well as the look at times during the depression. I know all stories can't end happily but there should be some kind of closure I really didn't see any, you might, other then that a good story and a great point of view.
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