A Trail of Crumbs: A Novel of the Great Depression

A Trail of Crumbs: A Novel of the Great Depression

"I believed it would have been a sin to stay inside when God had sent us such fine weather. According to Pastor Ezra Anderson, sin was the reason we'd got in the dusty mess we were in. The way I saw it, that day was God's way of letting us know He wasn't mad at us anymore. Just maybe He'd seen fit to forgive us."Pearl Spence has been through more in her young life than mos...

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Title:A Trail of Crumbs: A Novel of the Great Depression
Author:Susie Finkbeiner
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ISBN:0825444462
Format Type:Paperback

A Trail of Crumbs: A Novel of the Great Depression Reviews

  • Beth
    Mar 31, 2017
    Since finishing A Cup of Dust, the first part of Pearl Spence’s story, I’ve been eager to get back into her world. A Trail of Crumbs is as poignant, compelling and heartfelt as its predecessor. Pearl’s character has grown-up a bit, however, she is still as vibrant and as much of a kin...
  • Jocelyn Green
    Mar 22, 2017
    I read somewhere that drama isn't necessarily when the characters in a novel cry, but when the reader cries. A Trail of Crumbs would make an excellent case study of this point. Not that the characters never cried, because they did, and for good reason. What I mean is that through the child protagoni...
  • Amelia
    Mar 13, 2017
    I couldn't wait to see how Pearl's story would play out, yet at the same time I wanted to read slowly and make it last. Finkbeiner's writing is meant to be savored. Read slowly and thoughtfully to let the depth of meaning and richness of the story sink in. I wasn't ready to leave Pearl's world and c...
  • Pearl Allard
    Mar 22, 2017
    Five stars from a reader who doesn’t even like historical fictionIt’s hard for me to care about history and dates. (I’m sure it’s a glaring character flaw, but there you have it.) My last brushes with historical fiction were in junior high. The last I remember, historical fiction...
  • Maureen Timerman
    Mar 26, 2017
    The second book in this series, and like the first you will not be able to put this read down, and although it opens with a tragedy, and ends with their lives up in the air, but there is another book to come.After the devastation that hits the Spencer family, they head to Michigan and a new and gree...
  • Lori Parrish
    Mar 01, 2017
    Oh my gosh!!! This book definitely deserves 5 stars!! It's a spellbinder from the very beginning! And best of all, it's told in 1st person genere. Susie is fabulous story teller and writes with a style all her own!! I thoroughly enjoyed Pearl's coming of age story. Many times there were places place...
  • Katherine Jones
    Mar 24, 2017
    Nobody writes like Susie Finkbeiner, nobody. Her incomparable narrative voice pulls me in, every time. Combine that with unforgettable characters, a top-notch concept along with the writing chops to execute it, and you’ve got an unparalleled story on your hand. And quite possibly an award-winni...
  • Jamie
    Mar 30, 2017
    “Hope was such a pretty word.”When done well, I enjoy a story told from a different perspective than what we normally see, like that of a child. After Susie Finkbeiner’s first in this series, A Cup of Dust, I knew she would be one to watch. I was excited to hear the story continued an...
  • Heather Gilbert
    Apr 10, 2017
    A gem of historical fiction, this novel perfectly captured both the desperation and the community support system that existed during the Great Depression. The main character, Pearl Spence, had totally won my heart in book 1, A Cup of Dust, but in this book, we see how life is molding her into the yo...
  • Sue
    Apr 10, 2017
    Author Susie Finkbeiner has picked up the tale of 10 year old Pearl Spence and her Oklahoma family just months after the death of her Meemaw in her new novel A TRAIL OF CRUMBS. While the author, through Pearl's recollections, tries to file the readers in on the dangerous events that are resolved at ...