A Cup of Dust: A Novel of the Dust Bowl, by local West Michigan author Susie Finkbeiner was the most depressing book I have ever read. That said, I would still recommend it. The story is very well written and it is obvious the author spent a lot of time researching this time in American history.
This is more than a story of life during the Depression of the 1930's. It is about life in a dying, dried up, dust-filled town in Oklahoma, inhabited by strong (and weak) survivors.
As sad as the story was, I couldn't put the book down. And when I wasn't reading it, I was thinking about it; wondering when the happy part would start and just hoping it would have a happy or at least a satisfying ending.
I received this copy of A Cup of Dust: A Novel of the Dust Bowl, by Susie Finkbeiner from the October 2015 LibraryThing Early Reviewers giveaway.