2007 "First Edition" stated on copyright page; Harper Collins Publishers, New York; hardbound in forest green boards with metal foil lettering along spine; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket very good.
Second novel by this Missouri born poet and writer, set in 1937, during the Great Depression, in East Texas where oil is king. "The Stoddard girls know no life but an itinerant one, trailing their father from town to town as he searches for work on the pipelines and derricks. . . But the fall of 1937 ushers in a year of devastating drought and dust storms, and the family's fortunes sink further when a questionable "accident" leaves Elizabeth and her girls alone to confront the cruelest hardships of these hardest of times. With no choice left to them, they return to the abandoned family farm."