Conditon: New

Format: Paperback

Language: English

Author: Meg Lelvis

Publisher: Black Rose Writing

ISBN: 9781684337378


"Heart-wrenching moments of emotional struggle are presented with insight and compassion... a fascinating read that one will not soon forget." US Review of Books

Set during the Depression in the South Chicago neighborhood of Sinclair’s The Jungle, Betty O’Leary’s family struggles to scrape by in this harsh, foul-smelling, yet compassionate area. The youngest in her Irish Catholic family, Betty is overshadowed by her pretty sister, Maureen, and when tragedy threatens to shatter her world, Betty is sent away to stay with relatives.

As grief and loss take its toll on family members, Betty eventually meets Phil, who offers hope for long-awaited happiness. But secrets begin to unravel, and depression gradually descends on Betty. Is a family history of asylums and madness the cause? And unlike her disturbed mother, will Betty ever find peace and fulfillment?

The story gives voice to those struggling with emotional pain and shows how families can heal with love, courage, and promise. It tells of a unique neighborhood reflecting America’s cultural changes and how one’s childhood is forever present.

Back of The Yard: A Great Depression Family Sag