The Bittersweet Time by Jean Sparks Ducey

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As the Depression begins to take hold in the autumn of 1929, thirteen-year-old Jane records in her diary the day-to-day changes in her family's circumstances after her father loses his job.

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Published January 1, 1995 by Eerdmans Pub Co. 109 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Ducey (Out of This Nettle) convincingly evokes the era, but it's hard to believe in a heroine whose diary entries include recapitulations of Sunday school classes and paeans to punctuation marks (``I love semi-colons-Miss Roop says I always use them in the right places.

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