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mary-coin Mary Coin by Marisa Silver. Dorothea Lange’s Migrant Mother photograph serves as inspiration for this fictional tale. In 1936, a young mother resting by the side of the road in central California is spontaneously photographed by a woman documenting migrant laborers in search of work. Few personal details are exchanged and neither woman has any way of knowing that they have produced one of the most iconic images of the Great Depression. In the present day, Walker Dodge, a professor of cultural history, stumbles upon a family secret embedded in the now-famous picture.
whose-names-are-unknown Whose Names Are Unknown by Sanora Babb. Originally slated for publication in 1939, this long-forgotten masterpiece was shelved when The Grapes of Wrath met with wide acclaim. This lyrical novel about a farm family’s relentless struggle to survive in both Depression-era Oklahoma and in the California migrant labor camps gathered dust for decades, but was rescued from obscurity by the University of Oklahoma Press who published it in 2004.
sold-on-a-monday Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris. 2 CHILDREN FOR SALE. The sign sits on a farmhouse porch in 1931, but could be found anywhere in an era of breadlines, bank runs and broken dreams. For struggling reporter Ellis, the gut-wrenching scene evokes painful memories, but he still snaps a photo of the children, not meaning for it to be published. But when it leads to his big break, the consequences are more devastating than he ever imagined. Inspired by an actual newspaper photograph that stunned the nation, this is a powerful novel of love, redemption, and the unexpected paths that bring us home.
camp-olvido Camp Olvido by Lawrence Coates. In the California heartland in 1932, at a migrant labor camp whose very name means forgotten, a child’s sudden illness leads to tensions between workers wishing to break camp and the land barons enforcing their contracts. Into this dispute Esteban Alas—contrabandista and self-styled businessman—is reluctantly drawn as a mediator, until an act of violence forces him into a more tragic role.
the-free The Free by Willy Vlautin. Shedding light on the lives of bighearted working-class, The Free follows the lives of three unforgettable characters—Leroy Kervin, a wounded 31-year-old Iraqi War veteran; Freddie McCall, a man trying to dig his way out of a financial crisis; and Pauline Hawkins, a nurse–intersect as they look for meaning in desperate times.
highwire-moon Highwire Moon by Susan Straight . As an undocumented migrant worker, Serafina scratched together a life for herself and her three-year-old Elvia—until the morning she is apprehended and deported, separated from her terrified daughter. By the time Elvia is 15, she has survived numerous foster homes and a father ill-suited to raising a tough-talking, pregnant young woman. Fighting for herself and her unborn child, she decides to search for her long-lost mother. Meanwhile, Serafina is making her way back across the border to find her little girl after all these years.

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