Item description for The Last Tear Drop by L. Lee Parmeter...
Overview 'The Last Tear Drop' is a stirring novel and part of the untold story of southern America during and after the great depression of the 30's.
Publishers Description The Last Tear Drop is a perceptive, adventure novel that depicts the plight of travelers who lived on the road during the Great Depression of the 30s. They took to the road by the thousands in old cars trucks and trailers in search of a way to make a living. The story criss crosses the highways and by-ways of the Eastern United States. These are real people and events extracted from folklore, diaries and legends of the road people. The Last Tear Drop is about Lyle, Marie and their small child, Leone, traveling the rural south in a homemade Tear Drop trailer living a day-to-day vagabond lifestyle. You will meet a variety of unforgettable characters, some you may like and some you want to forget. They were thrust into the caldron of poverty and choose to stay on the road, embracing their nomadic existence as a way of life. There are a lot of stories about every era but this is one of the few remaining windows that opens into a time in our history when nomadic vagabonds traveled the rural south in search a new adventure just around the next bend in the road. Americans have survived adversity from Valley Forge, Pearl Harbor, The Great Depression and 9-11 by their strong beliefs in God and Country. The Last Tear Drop is a magnificent story of how a cross section of Americans coped with hardships against all odds.
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Studio: Tate Publishing & Enterprises
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.02" Width: 6.18" Height: 0.61" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2005
Publisher Tate Publishing & Enterprises
ISBN 1933290676 ISBN13 9781933290676
Availability 117 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 21, 2016 09:16.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Last Tear Drop?
A nostalgic look at our past Aug 13, 2005
I was born during the depression, and though I don't have direct personal memories of soup lines....great migrations, etc., I was touched by it, through my parents. I see my parents in this book, and with but a little imagination, I can see myself. Lee Parmeter has not only written a very good read, he has done a great service. He has given the young people of today, a very vivid, real, and poignant look at the world of their grandparents. Bravo, Parmeter.....a job very well done. Robert Vaughan
Captivating Aug 13, 2005
Reading the pages of Lee Parmeter's book actually put me back in that era. I felt that I was actually experiencing hardships and circumstances that I never knew existed. I couldn't put it down. The Last Tear Drop has some of the tone and tint of "The Big Rock Candy Mountain" by Stegner and "The Grapes of Wrath" by Steinbeck. It deals with the plight of families trying to cope with the lean years of the great depression. It truly brings to life the struggles encountered during the same era, and, the true plight of the vagabonds who chose the open road as a way of live with no ultimate destination. Parmeter's book completes the trilogy of the most important books ever written about that era of our history. It is a "must read" for young and old alike.
+ 70 years ago Aug 9, 2005
The book provides insight into a period of regional American history as experienced by the author and his family. The story depicts the life, times, struggles and accomplishments during a difficult period (years) that should not be forgotten but learned from.
A Window To The Past Aug 9, 2005
When one thinks of the Great Depression it is easy to envision the soup kitchens and the hundreds of people out of work. The hopelessness of the people crowded in the cities with nowhere to turn. This book opens a window not thought of by many people who did not live through those desperate years. It is a story of a man, a woman and a child who traveled the back roads of our Nation in search of a way to make ends meet. It is well worth your time to take a look through this window to see their daily struggle and strife.