box97280, September 20, 2011 (view all comments by box97280)
A great book about the West. The title refers to a song about the Big Rock Candy Mountain where the bluebird sings to lemonade springs. The family in the book moves around the Western states, looking for, but never finding, the fulfillment of their dreams. The characters are finely drawn, and the plot primarily moves through the eyes of the son.
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kuma9, December 8, 2006 (view all comments by kuma9)
I've only just started reading it today, but it's actually captured my attention quite well! So far, it's really good. I'll give another review when I'm farther in or done...
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Bo Mason and his wife and two boys live a transient life of poverty and despair; drifting from town to town, the violent, ruthless Bo seeks his fortune. Stegner has created a masterful, harrowing saga of a family trying to survive during the lean years of the early 20th century.
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