Friday, August 19, 2011

All The Earth, Thrown To The Sky

Every Friday we give a new book away. To get the book, it's simple: just be the first to fill out the form at the bottom of the page. (Note: you must be a Fresno County resident to be eligible for Free Fridays.)

All The Earth, Thrown To The Sky by Joe R. Lansdale

Jack Catcher has just lost both his parents - his mom died of a sickness and his dad of a broken heart. Left on his own, with no food or money, Jack just wants to get out of Oklahoma, where dust storms have killed everything green and hopeful. Nothing is left of the place he has always called home.

So when former classmate Jane Lewis and her little brother, Tony, show up in his yard with plans to steal a dead neighbor's car and make a break for Texas, Jack doesn't need much convincing to go along with them. But a run-in with one of the era's most notorious gangsters puts a crimp in Jane's plan, and soon the three orphans are riding the rails among hoboes, gangsters, and con men, racing to warn a carnival-wrestler-turned-bank-robber of the danger headed toward him faster than a black blizzard on the prairie horizon.

This road-trip adventure from acclaimed Joe R. Lansdale is a thrilling, colorful ride through the 1930s Dust Bowl of the Great Depression, when home was anywhere you hung your hat and family was often whoever sat around your campfire. 

Congrats to Matt G., who was first to claim All The Earth, Thrown To The Sky! Matt, your book is on its way.

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