The story of an East Texas tenant farmer and his fight to support his family during the Great depression. The hero, Sam Tucker, contracts to farm sixty-eight acres of San Pedro bottomland, anxious to work the rich soil although he will earn only six bits a day. Sam, his wife Nona, their bumptious children, and one of the most irrepressible grandmothers in modern fiction are characters who absorb the reader in their joys and disappointments.
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Number of pages: 260
Weight: 302 g
Dimensions: 205 x 135 x 14 mm
Sam Tucker is a magnificent character, cheerful, hardworking, competent. . . . The story has true intimacy, nobility, and suspense, and it is written with considerable humor.
A fine booka wholesome and heart-warming conbination of ventures and problems on the land, with a racy mixture of earthy humor.
"A sound, sweet little story, a butternut of a novel . . . It's a miniature "Grapes of Wrath" seen through optimistic glasses."