1300 36 33 32

Virginia Mendenhall, a Quaker from North Carolina, is thirty-three years old when she travels to the arid plains of eastern Colorado in the mid-1930s to marry Alfred Bowen, ten years her senior. They have met only twice and have come to love each other through letters. Now, on an isolated ranch in the Dust Bowl, they must adjust to the harsh ranching life and the dangers of an untamed landscape, as well as the differences between them. With an extended drought worsening the impact of the Depression in the West, neighbors turn against neighbors, and secrets from Alfred and Virginia's pasts come back to haunt them. But it is the arrival of Virginia's troubled brother on the ranch that sets off a chain of events with life-and-death consequences for them all. Plain Language is a beautifully told tale of a man and woman fighting against tremendous odds for their land -- and their love.

Buy Plain Language book by Barbara Wright from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780743230209
ISBN-10: 0743230205
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 133mm x 19mm)
Pages: 348
Imprint: Touchstone
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 22-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United States

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Plain Language book by Barbara Wright and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write Review


Books By Author Barbara Wright

Seven Dada Manifestoes and Lampisteries by Barbara Wright

Seven Dada Manifestoes and Lampisteries

Paperback, December 2013
$17.99
Mr. Rouse Builds His House by Barbara Wright

Mr. Rouse Builds His House

Hardback, October 2013
$13.46
Exercises in Style by Barbara Wright

Exercises in Style

Paperback, September 2013
$17.99
Childhood by Barbara Wright

Childhood

Paperback, April 2013
$37.79