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Summary: Chronicles the life of a family living in rural Virginia during the Depression.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Bros. Entertainment 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV WAL

Meadows, Rae

Summary: "Annie Bell can't escape the dust. It's in her hair, covering the windowsills, coating the animals in the barn, in the corners of her children's dry, cracked lips. It's 1934 and the Bell farm in Mulehead, Oklahoma is struggling as the earliest storms of The Dust Bowl descend. All around them the wheat harvests are drying out and people are packing up their belongings as storms lay waste to the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MEA

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MEA

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Ficiton Meadows 2016

Ganter, J. Carl.

Summary: With These Hands is a documentary project of the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy, showcasing four family farms in Leelanau County, Michigan, as they deal with the threat of residential development. The families include Mary and Whitney Lyon, Leo Ocanas, Lew Seibold and Rex Dobson of Ruby Ellen Farm.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy 1998

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 630 GAN
1 available in Nelson Room, Call number: R NEL 630 GAN

Ganter, J. Carl.

Summary: Video showcasing four family farms in Leelanau County Michigan as they deal with the threat of residential development.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MediaVia 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV WIT

Summary: Deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, isolated from society, a devoted father dedicates his life to transforming his six young children into extraordinary adults. But when a tragedy strikes the family, they are forced to leave this self-created paradise and begin a journey into the outside world that challenges his idea of what it means to be a parent and brings into question everything...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD CAP RATED R

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA CAP

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE CAP

Shin, Kyung-sook

Summary: "Homesick and alone, a teen-aged girl arrives in Seoul to work in a factory. Her family, still in the countryside, is too impoverished to keep sending her to school, so she works long days on a stereo-assembly line, struggling through night school every evening in order to achieve her dream of becoming a writer"

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC SHI

Brontë, Emily

Summary: A graphic novel adaptation of the tragic story of Catherine and Heathcliff, the star-crossed lovers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lucent Books 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 BRO

Crummey, Michael

Summary: When a whale beaches itself on the shore of a remote coastal town, a living man is found inside. Reeking of fish, the man is christened Judah, and the townspeople try to determine whether he is man or beast, blessing or curse, miracle or demon.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Other Press 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CRU

Kay, Terry.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Pub. 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC KAY

Summary: Story of a large family who live in the shadow of the Grand Teton mountain that bears their name.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA SPE

Logsdon, Gene.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ohio University Press 2008

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LOG

Woodrell, Daniel.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Co. 2006

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Bair, Julene.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mid-List Press 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818.54 BAI

Brontë, Emily

Summary: This best-selling Norton Critical Edition is based on the 1847 first edition of the novel. For the Fourth Edition, the editor has collated the 1847 text with several modern editions nd has corrected a number of variants, including accidentals. The text is accompanied by entirely new explanatory annotations. New to the Fourth Edition are twelve of Emily Bronte's letters regarding the publication...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Norton 2003

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC Bronte

Clinch, Jon.

Summary: On a primitive farm on the margins of an upstate New York town, three Proctor brothers live together in a kind of crumbling stasis--until one of them dies in his sleep and the other two are suspected of murder. A deeply intimate saga of the human condition at its limits.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2010

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HOL

Paretsky, Sara.

Summary: Set in the Kaw River Valley, where Paretsky grew up, Bleeding Kansas is the story of the Schapens and the Grelliers, two farm families whose histories have been entwined since the 1850s, when their ancestors settled the valley as antislavery immigrants. Today, the Schapen family, still terrified by the lawlessness of the 1970s -- when Lawrence was the most violent college town in the nation --...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2008

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PAR

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION Paretsky

Paulsen, Gary.

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: Story of the relationship between the farmer and his animals in a vanishing way of life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1992

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Steinbeck, John

Summary: Depicts the hardships and suffering endured by the Joads as they journey from Oklahoma to California during the Depression.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2006

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC STE

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: P STE

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC STE

Warren, Dianne

Summary: "Juliet, Saskatchewan is a blink-and-you-miss-it kind of town--the welcome sign promises a population of one thousand and eleven--so it's easy to believe that nothing of consequence takes place there. But the heart of Juliet beats with rich stories of its inhabitants. They all bring the prairie desert and the town of Juliet to vivid life in this funny, tragic and touching novel"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G. P. Putnam's Sons 2012

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WAR

Lawson, Mary

Summary: In the rural farm country of northern Ontario, the lives of two families--the farming Pye family, and zoologist Kate Morrison and her three brothers--are brought together and torn apart by misunderstanding, resentment, family love, and tragedy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Press 2002

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC LAW

Woodrell, Daniel.

Summary: Reaching her sixteenth year in the harsh Ozarks while caring for her poverty-stricken family, Ree Dolly learns that they will lose their house unless her bail-skipping father can be found and made to appear at an upcoming court date.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Back Bay Books 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WOO

Kalish, Mildred Armstrong.

Summary: Mildred Armstrong Kalish's "Little Heathens" is a compelling memoir of her hardscrabble life on an Iowa farm during the 1930s. With no electricity or indoor plumbing and with little heat or money on the farm, Mildred learns to find joy in the priceless blessings of life.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 977.7 KAL

Summary: An astronaut-in-training has to leave NASA (to save the family farm) but just can't give up on his dream of shooting into space, even if he has to do it all by himself. And that will of course get everyone up in arms, from his wife to his banker to the town gossips to the media and the Department of Homeland Security.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA AST

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Astronaut 2007

Babb, Sanora.

Summary: The poor but proud Dunne family and their friends struggle to survive on the dust-plagued prairies of the Oklahoma Panhandle, but discover bitter disappointment in the orchards and vineyards of the so-called promised land of California.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Oklahoma Press 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BAB