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An Owl on Every Post

Sanora Babb

Sanora Babb experienced pioneer life in a one-room dugout, eye-level with the land that supported, tormented and beguiled her; where her family fought for their lives against drought, crop-failure, starvation, and almost unfathomless loneliness. Learning to read from newspapers that lined the dugout' s dirt walls, she grew up to be a journalist, then a writer of unforgettable books about the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl, most notably Whose Names Are Unknown. The author was seven when her parents began to homestead an isolated 320-acre farm on the western plains. She tells the story through her eyes as a sensitive, fearless young girl who came to love the wind, the vastness, the mystery and magic in the ordinary. This evocative memoir of a pioneer childhood on the Great Plains is written with the lyricism and sensitivity that distinguishes all of Sanora Babb' s writing. An Owl on Every Post, with its environmental disasters, extreme weather, mortgage foreclosures, and harsh living conditions, resonates as much today as when it first appeared. What this true story of Sanora' s prairie childhood reveals best are the values-- courage, pride, determination, and love-- that allowed her.

Sanora Babb experienced pioneer life in a one-room dugout, eye-level with the land that supported, tormented and beguiled her; where her family fought for their lives against drought, crop-failure, starvation, and almost unfathomless loneliness. Learning to read from newspapers that lined the dugout' s dirt walls, she grew up to be a journalist, then a writer of unforgettable books about the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl, most notably Whose Names Are Unknown. The author was seven when her parents began to homestead an isolated 320-acre farm on the western plains. She tells the story through her eyes as a sensitive, fearless young girl who came to love the wind, the vastness, the mystery and magic in the ordinary. This evocative memoir of a pioneer childhood on the Great Plains is written with the lyricism and sensitivity that distinguishes all of Sanora Babb' s writing. An Owl on Every Post, with its environmental disasters, extreme weather, mortgage foreclosures, and harsh living conditions, resonates as much today as when it first appeared. What this true story of Sanora' s prairie childhood reveals best are the values-- courage, pride, determination, and love-- that allowed her.
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Sanora Babb experienced pioneer life in a one-room dugout, eye-level with the land that supported, tormented and beguiled her; where her family fought for their lives against drought, crop-failure, starvation, and almost unfathomless loneliness. Learning to read from newspapers that lined the dugout' s dirt walls, she grew up to be a journalist, then a writer of unforgettable books about the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl, most notably Whose Names Are Unknown. The author was seven when her parents began to homestead an isolated 320-acre farm on the western plains. She tells the story through her eyes as a sensitive, fearless young girl who came to love the wind, the vastness, the mystery and magic in the ordinary. This evocative memoir of a pioneer childhood on the Great Plains is written with the lyricism and sensitivity that distinguishes all of Sanora Babb' s writing. An Owl on Every Post, with its environmental disasters, extreme weather, mortgage foreclosures, and harsh living conditions, resonates as much today as when it first appeared. What this true story of Sanora' s prairie childhood reveals best are the values-- courage, pride, determination, and love-- that allowed her.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Alyssa Bresnahan

Length:

8h 29m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:10


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

17:57


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

24:02


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:11


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:05


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:23


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:09


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:41


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

22:33


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:52


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

15:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

17:05


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:27


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:13


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:43


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

18:47


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:42


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:23


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

12:39


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:52


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

17:17


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:49


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

12:10


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

13:40


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

26:24


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:03


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:14


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

11:13


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

11:16


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:17


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:39


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

11:20


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:57


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:16


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

10:31


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:57


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

09:16


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:52


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:38


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

13:22


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:50


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

11:15


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

15:07


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:03