Nov./Dec. 2017 - The Worst Hard Time

12/20/17 #AgBookClub Recap

Miss the last #AgBookClub chat? No worries, we’ve compiled a summary of the chat to prepare you for next week!

This week, we continued with our November/December selection, The Worst Hard Time, by Timothy Egan. We wrapped up the book by reading pages 254 to the end, where we finally saw the end of the Dust Bowl.

Below are several responses that we thought summed up the Week 6 chat well, covered themes, or contained thought-provoking questions or comments.

Feel free to chime in with your thoughts in the comments section of this post or on Twitter (clicking the date at the bottom of each tweet will take you directly to that tweet on Twitter’s website). You can see the full conversation by searching “#AgBookClub” on Twitter.

Q1: Share time! What’s been your favorite or least favorite part of this section? Catch anything interesting that hit home?


Q2: What would be different today had the Dust Bowl not happened? Can we learn from history?


Q3:The Dust Bowl lasted nearly a decade, but we’re still seeing the effects today. Would you have stuck it out or left in search of better conditions?


Q4:On a scale of 1 to 5, how many stars would you give the book? Any specific reason why?


Q5:We’re now three reads into . What’s been your favorite book so far? Is there a certain subject you’d like to see more of?


We’ll be starting up a new book, Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America, on January 3rd. See the reading schedule here. We’d love to have you join us!

The #AgBookClub Twitter chat takes place Wednesdays at 8pm CST.

Check out what’s coming up on #AgBookClub in early 2018. Have a book-lover friend? Invite them to join!

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