All Manner of Riches Author:Mary Elmblad Book Club Edition... — August 1930, Clifton County, Oklahoma. There was no rain. A string of dry summers had evolved into a full scale drought and the one rich earth dried and cracked in the sun as hot winds lifts and carried the red dust away. Cassie Taylor was five years old that summer, a thin, hungry-looking child with lank blond hair and a h... more »eart shaped face. The daughter of a drunken, weak willed sharecropper, she was raised by her grandmother, and tyrannized by her crazed half brother, Bo.
Spanning 25 years, this is the story of Cassie's journey from sharecroppers daughter to successful Texas lawyer, from abject poverty and rootlessness to the security of great wealth and a place to call home; it is the story of the marriages and love affairs she has with two brothers and of her eventual return to the part of the country she was born in. A story of grit and determination, of tragedy and romance, of desire and frustration, set with remarkable vividess and authenticity against the background of the Southwest.« less