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AUTHOR EVENT: "A Dust Bowl Book of Days, 1932"

  • When Nov 20, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
  • Where Mead Cultural Education Center, 82 Mickelson Drive, Yankton, SD 57078
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9781941813294.jpgJoin author Craig Volk as he speaks about his latest book A Dust Bowl Book of Days, 1932, and the process by which he came to tell the story of the Dirty Thirties using the writings of his grandmother and mother.

Find out more at sdhspress.com/books.


"Each entry is an exercise in economy, with contents that might have come straight out of a Loretta Lynn song -poverty, near-constant pregnancies, a husband who comes home after a night out with lovin' on his mind, even a small town Boozy. Calamity after calamity befalls the family. ... But though Neises is often weary, ill or exhausted, she faithfully records the day's joys and sorrows and, occasionally, a moment of grace."—South Dakota Magazine 

"A true tribute to the strong women who persevered through the dirty 30's . . . It is impossible to read even a few of Margaret Neises Volk's diary entries and not be touched by her tenacity and wit in describing her everyday life."—Amazon reviewer

"Wry and affecting."—Amazon reviewer