It is the Great Depression and one woman flees her hometown to try to create a life for herself. Maddy Skobel lives as a hobo, traveling the rails searching for her future.
8 out of 9 reviewers agree: Five Stars!
“A rich and unforgettable novel describing a time that not only tested the mettle of the protagonist but of the country.” –J. Everett Prewitt
by Barbara Hacha
5.0 out of 5 stars 6 Reviews
Here’s the set-up:
Through Maddy’s eyes, Line by Line explores larger themes that especially resonate today: coming of age in times of economic devastation, trust in our government, and the life-shaping influence of family—both the family that we are born into and the family we create as we surround ourselves with those who matter most.
–Barbara Hightower, Vine Voice
“In Line by Line, Barbara Hacha brings the Great Depression to life and uncovers the hobo subculture. They don’t just serve as a background against which to tell the story; they are as much a part of Maddy’s life as the unforgettable people she meets on her journey. This is a compelling story. Maddy will stay with you long after you’ve finished this book. “
–John M. Kavouras
“Recreating the 1930s with realistically drawn characters and authentic circumstances, this book has particular resonance in our own difficult economic and political times. Staring down the devastating consequences of a dysfunctional family and deteriorating depression-era economic conditions, Maddy is a compelling, multi-faceted character who discovers her inner strength the hard way.”
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