I have more than one book idea, but have finally started writing my first novel... and appropriately, doing research!
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On Google News you can search and read old print newspapers, going as far back as 1752.
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August 1936. Family between Dallas and Austin, Texas. The people have left their home and connections in South Texas, and hope to reach the Arkansas Delta for work in the cotton fields. Penniless people. No food and three gallons of gas in the tank. The father is trying to repair a tire. Three children. Father says, "It's tough but life's tough anyway you take it."
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