The Big Rock Candy MountainBook - 2010
In this affecting semi-autobiographical novel, the author portrays over three decades in the life of the Mason family as they struggle to survive during the lean years of the early twentieth century. Bo Mason, his wife, Elsa, and their two boys live a transient life of poverty and despair. Drifting from town to town and from state to state, the violent, ruthless Bo seeks out his fortune in the hotel business, in new farmland, and, eventually, in illegal rum-running through the treacherous back roads of the American Northwest.--Adapted from publisher's promotional description.
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2010
Copyright Date: ©1943
Branch Call Number: FICTION STEGNER 2010
Characteristics: xiii, 639 pages ; 20 cm