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Wuthering Heights

by:Brontë, Emily, 1818-1848

Against a background of English moors in the 18th century, the lives of two families become intertwined through marriage, passion, and the dominating force of a man called Heathcliff.

Editions:3023  Date:1460 - 3992  Genre(s):Love stories, Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction

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The grapes of wrath

by:Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968

The story of a farm family's Depression-era journey from the Dustbowl of Oklahoma to the California migrant labor camps in search of a better life.

Editions:1347  Date:1075 - 2019  Genre(s):Historical fiction, Historical fiction, Historical fiction, Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction


A painted house : a novel

by:Grisham, John

"The hill people and the Mexicans arrived on the same day. It was a Wednesday, early in September 1952. The Cardinals were five games behind the Dodgers with three weeks to go, and the season looked hopeless. The cotton, however, was waist-high to my father, over my head, and he and my grandfather could be heard before supper whispering words that were seldom heard. It could be a 'good crop'." Thus begins from author John Grisham, a story inspired by his own childhood in rural Arkansas. The narrator is a farm boy named Luke Chandler, age seven, who lives in the cotton fields with his parents and grandparents in a little house that's never been painted. The Chandlers farm eighty acres that they rent, not own, and when the cotton is ready they hire a truckload of Mexicans and a family from the Ozarks to help harvest it. For six weeks they pick cotton, battling the heat, the rain, the fatigue, and, sometimes, each other. As the weeks pass Luke sees and hears things no seven-year-old could possibly be prepared for, and finds himself keeping secrets that not only threaten the crop but will change the lives of the Chandlers forever. This is a moving story of one boy's journey from innocence to experience.

Editions:221  Date:2000 - 2013  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Bildungsromans, Mystery fiction, Bildungsromans, Detective and mystery fiction


Wuthering Heights

by:Brontë, Emily, 1818-1848

A story of love turning in on itself and the misery that results from thwarted longing.

Editions:353  Date:1847 - 2018  Genre(s):Love stories, Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction


God's little acre

by:Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987

A Georgia dirt farmer believes there is gold on his land, leading him and his sons to spend fifteen years digging holes all over the family farm.

Editions:335  Date:1933 - 2013


Bleeding Kansas

by:Paretsky, Sara

The late-twentieth-century descendants of anti-slavery emigrants worry about maintaining religious superiority over a rival family while launching a harassment campaign against a Wiccan newcomer, an effort that is challenged by a young man's military service.

Editions:47  Date:2007 - 2014  Genre(s):Mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Thrillers (Fiction)


Some luck

by:Smiley, Jane

"An epic novel that spans thirty years in the lives of a farm family in Iowa, telling a parallel story of the changes taking place in America from 1920 through the early 1950s"--Provided by publisher.

Editions:44  Date:2014 - 2016  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, History, Historical fiction, Historical fiction


Cold Comfort Farm

by:Gibbons, Stella, 1902-1989

A hilarious parody of D.H. Lawrence's and Thomas Hardy's earthy, melodramatic novels, the deliriously entertaining "Cold Comfort Farm" is "very probably the funniest book ever written" (The Sunday Times.).

Editions:155  Date:1932 - 2018  Genre(s):Humorous fiction, Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Pastoral fiction, Pastoral fiction


The grapes of wrath

by:Ford, John, 1894-1973

The migration of the Joad family to California from their dust-bowl farm in Oklahoma during the Great Depression.

Editions:201  Date:1939 - 2013  Rating:Rating: Not rated; CHV rating: PG.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Film adaptations, Feature films, Historical films


Early warning

by:Smiley, Jane

In 1953, the Langdon family at a crossroads. Their stalwart patriarch, Walter, who with his wife, Rosanna, sustained their farm for three decades, has suddenly died, leaving their five children, now adults, looking to the future. Only one will remain in Iowa to work the land, while the others scatter to Washington, D.C., California, and everywhere in between. As the country moves out of post-World War II optimism through the darker landscape of the Cold War and the social and sexual revolutions of the 1960s and '70s, and then into the unprecedented wealth -- for some -- of the early 1980s, the Langdon children each follow a different path in a rapidly changing world. And they now have children of their own: twin boys who are best friends and vicious rivals; a girl whose rebellious spirit takes her to the notorious Peoples Temple in San Francisco; and a golden boy who drops out of college to fight in Vietnam -- leaving behind a secret legacy that will send shock waves through the Langdon family into the next generation.

Editions:31  Date:2015 - 2016  Genre(s):History, Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Historical fiction, Historical fiction


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