Monday, July 02, 2012

The Alice Saga, Volume Three: Nineteen Forty-Three (The Depression Child Chronicles) by Max C. Norton

The Alice Saga, Volume Three: Nineteen Forty-Three  (The Depression Child Chronicles)

When the Great Depression hit, Alice and Bob Norton, along with their friends, their neighbors, and the huge waves of displaced, homeless “Okies and Arkies” emmigrating into California’s Central Valley struggled to survive. One day, one month, one year at a time, they overcame the Depression – only to then send their children into the most destructive war in history.

Their story – the story of one American family – is also the story of all American families. They certainly earned the appellation of “The Greatest Generation”!

My thoughts:
I was really sad to see this series end. I have fallen in love with some of the characters and really dislike that their story is over. This story has been wonderful to read. In this section, we learned of some downright depressing things, leaving the title of the book to live up to it's name. I really enjoyed then fictionalization of factual events and have come out of this series a better person from reading the down to earth book. I recommend this book to anyone who likes to read about the depression era in the United States :)

I received a complimentary copy of The Alice Saga, Nineteen Twenty-Three by Max C Norton as a member of the Dorrance Publishing Book Review Team. Visit to learn how you can become a member of the Book Review Team.

Max C. Norton, originally from Idaho, has lived in Modesto, California, for over forty years. Dr. Norton earned his doctorate in neuropsychiatry in 1961 and taught as a professor at California State University until his retirement. He is active in the organization of Emeritus and Retired Faculty there.

The story of the Norton family these pages present is also the story of Max C. Norton’s own history – and all of America’s.

You can purchase this book at Amazon and Dorrance Publishing.

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