The Land and The Water Author:Tom Person Set in the South, this is the story of two foreign boys who see Mississippi, its cotton fields, its poor districts, its high school society from a different point of view. Born in Latvia, reared on a prosperous farm, their lives disrupted by both Nazis and Russians, these two lads do their best to help their parents struggle to make a meagre ex... more »istence better in the new world. Because of their alertness, their determination, their inner knowledge of what is right, life looks up for Modris and Juris; and they learn eventually that America has something to give in return for every moment of struggle it demands.
[This book] is based on a true situation. The real life Modris is now ...attending college.« less