36 of 36 people found the following review helpful
Gripping tale of love and loss in the Badlands (and they were really bad), early last century. Everyone needs a little 'sweetness' in their lives but for Rachel hers is one long slog to fight the elements and keep her children alive. There's loyalty and there's life and she'd rather that than her husband's pride. As a black man coming from nothing, his determination to own his own land and accumulate more as a way of earning respect is admirable - but at what cost? This is a great story beautifully written.