‘The Hour of Lead:’ love and loss in Eastern Washington on SeattleTimes.com


“The outside world barely registers in “The Hour of Lead.” The Great Depression and FDR are mentioned, cars make brief appearances, and Matt finds work building the Grand Coulee Dam in the 1930s (many geographical locations in “The Hour of Lead” are in Washington’s Lincoln County). What’s here instead is a portrait of a disappearing way of life, lovingly told in gorgeous and moving prose.”

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