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The Lean Years Billee Escott

The Lean Years

Billee Escott

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For two years, I lived with my parents, five siblings, and a dog in a chicken coop.In her debut novel, Someday Im Gonna, Lillian Longuski Escott recounted her years of traveling across Depression-era America in desperate search of work. In herMoreFor two years, I lived with my parents, five siblings, and a dog in a chicken coop.In her debut novel, Someday Im Gonna, Lillian Longuski Escott recounted her years of traveling across Depression-era America in desperate search of work. In her follow-up book, The Lean Years, the family has finally reached the Promised Land of Washington State.Or, at least, they hope they have.But the trials of the Longuski family are from from over, as they must weather the turmoils of the isolation of living in the country, finding work in the burnt-out railroad yards of the west coast, and attending a new school. Told from the perspective of the author’s pre-teen self, The Lean Years is a poignant, inspiring story about coping with loss and change, about holding on and letting go, and about the perseverance of the bond between family.