Out of the Dust - Read 180 Author:karen hesse A terrible accident has transformed Billie Jo's life, acarring her inside and out. Her mother is gone. Her father can't talk about it. And the one thing that might make her feel better- playing the piano - is impossible with her wounded hands. — To make matters worse, dust storms are devasting the family farm and all the farms nearby. While other... more »s flee form the dust bowl, Billie Jo is left to find peace in the bleak landscape of Oklahoma- and in the surprising landscape of her own heart. Running Time 2 Hours , 52 Minutes, and 4 Seconds.« less
Written as a free style poem, this book is heart wrenching and compelling. Vivid imagery effectively forces the reader to go through the same sorrows and joys that Billy Joe experiences. I could not put it down until I was finished.