The Northeast Quarter
Author: S. M. Harris
Genre: Fiction - Historical
Date Published: 00 , 0000
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The Northeast Quarter by S. M. Harris is Ann Hardy's story - the book begins in the early 1900's in Iowa. Ann's grandfather, Colonel Wallace Carson has a vast holding of land. His agriculture empire is extremely impressive for the times and the region. Carson has a certain plot of land, that he calls the Northeast Quarter, that is very near and dear to him that he wants saved at all cost. The Great Depression, poverty, and the general state of things in the heartland sets you up for Ann's story and the hardships she must face to fight for The Northeast Quarter.|
Ann is 10 when the story begins. Even at this young age Colonel Carson knows he has to make her understand that she is the one to save his land. His intuition and timing are perfect because later in that very same day the Colonel is killed.
Here begins the story, historical fiction, that will endear you to The Northeast Quarter. Ann has ten years of struggles and hardships to try and keep her path to saving the land. Ann's grandmother remarries after the Colonel is killed. That proves to be probably the very worse union that could have happened to Ann. Royce Chamberlin becomes Ann's grandfather by marriage and his holy terror reign begins.
Ann will spend the next ten years, until she is 18, trying to keep up with, defend, and match wits with Chamberlin. She has much to endure from him, but will not give up on The Northeast Quarter.
Ann finds her time and chance to make her move for The Northeast Quarter--the year is 1929 -- the place is Winfield, Iowa--the young lady is Ann. Things will change!!!
Historical fiction - Harris covers many facets of the early 1900's. A very well written book that will carry you through the early Twentieth century in a very personal way.