Books: Voice of the People

THESE ARE OUR LIVES—Federal Writers' Project—University of North Carolina Press ($2).

> Sarah Easton, a rawboned, middle-aged woman with an eroded face, was "raised hard." She lives with her moon-faced husband and their 16-year-old twin daughters in a neat, sagging one-room shack near Raleigh, N. C. They live on $4 or $5 a week, remember good times when they had $12. They own a 1924 Dodge but can't afford to run it. Years ago, discouraged by debts and annual babies, John started drinking "like a hog in a bucket of slops." But when Sarah...

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