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5.0 out of 5 stars Better Than Steinbeck?, January 9, 2006
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This book was written and ready for dispersment to book stores when Steinbeck's "Grapes of Wrath" came outin l939. Ms. Babb's publisher decided two books of the same type would not be a good idea. So this book was shelved for over 65 years. This book was inspired by the author's own work in migrant camps (Ms Babb just passed away at age 98) and based partly on her mother's account of Kansas dust storms. This book was judged "exceptionally fine" by Random House co-founder Bennet Cerf. Many reviewers called it a "long-forgotten masterpiece" and "an American classic both literary and classic". Many reviewers said it rivaled Stinbeck's novel. Ms Babb, herself, said this of Steinbeck's "Grapes of Wrath"--"His book is not as realistic as mine." So, give this one a try.
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Initial post: Jul 6, 2014 9:53:56 AM PDT
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B. E. Kenna says:
Excellent title, it says it all and sells this book in 3 words.
I am reading comments about the book to aid in my decision to buy it or not, I don't want to read lots of ramble, I am looking for insights regarding the book and your title of 3 word says more than that said in 10,000 statements. "Better Than Steinbeck"
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