Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression
by Mildred Armstrong Kalish
Published by Bantam Dell, a division of Random House, Inc.
"As a natural-born memoirist (by which I mean not only "one who writes an autobiography" but also "one who remembers everything"), Kalish has kept her memories tidily ordered for decades. Now she has unpacked and worked them into a story that is not only trustworthy and useful (have I mentioned the recipe for homemade marshmallows?) but is also polished by real, rare happiness.- Elizabeth Gilbert, The New York Times
It is a very good book, indeed.
In fact, it is averyveryverygoodbook."
10 Best Books of 2007 - Front Page, New York Times Book Review
2007 Books We Liked the Best - The Christian Science Monitor
Best Books of 2007 - Cleveland Plain Dealer
"Iowa Reader Literary Award for Non-Fiction for 2007"
Nonfiction winner of the 2008 Midwest Booksellers’ Choice Awards