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Broken Ground: A Novel by [Schreck, Karen Halvorsen]
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Length: 337 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Readers interested in immigration issues and U.S. history will discover much to enjoy in Schreck's well-written, lyric novel. Ruth and Charlie Warren are happy newlyweds in the Depression-era East Texas oil fields until Charlie's unexpected death in a freak oil rig accident. Rather than return to her parents permanently, Ruth accepts a scholarship to Union University in faraway California. Her time there is cut short after she loses her scholarship, so Ruth moves to Kirk Camp, a barrio for Mexican farm workers who flock to the U.S. for jobs, and becomes a teacher. Ruth's heart begins to heal as her affection grows for her host, Silvia Morales; the camp children she teaches; and her new friend, Thomas Everly. Schreck reveals a little-known chapter in U.S. relations with our Mexican neighbors, some of it inspiring and much of it shocking. Readers will love Ruth's stamina and heart, and come away with a new understanding of immigrant experiences both then and now. Agent: Sandra Bishop, Transatlantic Agency. (May)

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“Well written, lyric… Readers will love Ruth's stamina and heart, and come away with a new understanding of immigrant experiences both then and now.” (Publishers Weekly)

“A masterfully written historical novel …Broken Ground is not to be missed.” (USA Today)

"The characters remind the reader that while the world is full of broken people, promises and ground, there is hope. Ruth is an encouraging character who finds herself after losing everything." (RT Book Reviews (4 Stars))

"A wonderfully engaging and consistently compelling read... highly recommended." (Midwest Book Review)

"The evocative story proceeds fluidly, in the strong and delightful voice that is Ruth’s. The stark landscape of Oklahoma, the emotional tugs of the heart, and the rewarding outcomes all meld together to form a compelling novel." (Historical Novel Society)

"Karen Halvorsen Schreck has done it again… Engaging, lyrical, and inspirational" (Julie Cantrell, New York Times bestselling author of The Feathered Bone )

"Karen Halvorsen Schreck tells a compelling story, emotionally honest and beautifully written. (Joshilyn Jackson, author of The Opposite of Everyone )

"With the greatest empathy and insight, Broken Ground lays bare the brutal reality of a young widow's struggle to survive in Depression era America. Schreck captures the subtleties of the American South and West with such muscle–her detailed eye snagging every detail–that I felt as if I’d been dropped into another time and place." (Christine Maul Rice, author of Swarm Theory )

“A wonderful novel… large hearted and well researched...makes an important contribution to current debates about immigration andprovides a much needed example of Christianity as a force for compassion,enlightenment, and social justice.” (Trudy Lewis, author of The Empire Rolls )


Product details

  • File Size: 3290 KB
  • Print Length: 337 pages
  • Publisher: Howard Books (May 3, 2016)
  • Publication Date: May 3, 2016
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B010MHATUG
  • Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #347,990 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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