Book Reviews: Cruel Harvest - A Memoir by Fran Elizabeth Grubb
|5 stars, 3 reviews|
Fran Elizabeth Grubbabout this book: Cruel Harvest is a compelling story of survival that follows the life of a child, kidnapped from an orphanage by an escaped convict. Twenty years after the time depicted in John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath, Fran grew up in a world of migrant farm workers. The children work from sunup to sundown and live in rattle trap cars, delapidated shacks and under bridges. During her young impressionable years she witnesses bloody knife fights, sees her brother sold for five dollars and her infant sister murdered. She has to endure emotional, physical, and sexual abuse just to survive. As Fran matures, horrific living conditions and unthinkable abuse do not diminish her determination to find a way to escape.
I wrote Cruel Harvest because I felt it would help others who have suffered similar abuse. The primary target for this book would be women over twenty. The hardest part about writing my story was having to relive it over and over as I wrote, edited and rewrote. It was one of the hardest things I have ever done in my life. But I learned from writing it that I am not alone and I an not responsible for what was forced upon me.
I would like anyone who reads Cruel Harvest to know that as long as there is hope there is help. I would like for readers to feel the faith of Frances, the child, who had hope and refused to give up.
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An Incredible Story of SurvivalHeart wrenching mind blowing incredible twists and turns that kept me reading. This book is ten stars! If you read it you will never forget it. [by Leah in Oklahoma]
This Is A Powerful Story and Will Change Many LivesIt is hard endorsing Cruel Harvest with just a few words. I want everyone to know how powerful this story is and how many lives it can help change, and is currently changing. Ever since reading Fran Grubb's story I have used it to help mynerous lcients that are vitimes of childhood violence. Every woman has commented on Fran's faith and how her book has given them hope! We are putting Cruel Harvest in our library for everyone to read. [by Vicki Mason (Women's Crisis Center)]
Exceptional Memoir That Will Embrace Your HeartCruel Harvest is a rare, intimate glimpse, into the life of a family who is forced to travel across the country as they find odd jobs working on farms. The father is an escaped convicted felon who sexually abused his daughters, sold one son for five dollars and murdered his baby daughter. I stayed up all night reading this book. I literally could not put it down. This is one of the best books I have read in a long time. I highly reccomend Cruel Harvest! [by Clarise]
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