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No Promises in the Wind | [Irene Hunt]

No Promises in the Wind

In 1932, Americans’ dreams were simple: a job, food to eat, a place to sleep, and shoes without holes. But for millions of people these simple needs were nothing more than dreams. When he was just 15 years old, Josh had to make his own way through a country of angry and frightened people. This is the story of his struggle to find a life for himself during those turbulent times.
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From the Newbery Award-winning author of Across Five Aprils and Up a Road Slowly comes a tale of a brave young man’s struggle to find his own strength during the Great Depression.

In 1932, Americans’ dreams were simple: a job, food to eat, a place to sleep, and shoes without holes. But for millions of people these simple needs were nothing more than dreams. When he was just 15 years old, Josh had to make his own way through a country of angry and frightened people. This is the story of his struggle to find a life for himself during those turbulent times.

©1970 Irene Hunt (P)2012 AudioGO

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    If you could sum up No Promises in the Wind in three words, what would they be?

    Moving, realistic, heart-felt


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way Josh matured and came to realize that if you're human, you will make mistakes.


    Which character – as performed by Charlie Thurston – was your favorite?

    Howie - he seemed to catch Howie's personality in the little bit of time he had


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Howie's death was a shocker even though it was foreshadowed


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    I've done this as a novel study multiple times. This is the first time I've had the audible book. It really adds a lot to the study.

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