And the Desert Shall Blossom: A Novel

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During the Great Depression, the Jensens, a Mormon family, move to Nevada in order to find work on the Hoover Dam project

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It is the early 1930s, and the promise of steady employment impels Alf and Esther Jensen to travel with their growing family from Brigham City, Utah to the ramshackle company town on the Colorado River that houses the laborers hired to construct the Boulder Dam. Guided by her Mormon faith but afflicted with a fragile emotional nature, Esther battles for family stability with Alf, who is driven by wanderlust and his disastrous get-rich-quick schemes. This story of family tension and growth is set amid the political intrigue, engineering challenges, and labor strikes that attended the building of the dam. Appealing as both a literary and historical narrative of the American Southwest, this novel is highly recommended.
- Sheila Riley, Smithsonian Inst. Libs., Washington, D.C.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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