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No place in America escaped the impacts of the Great Depression, from 1929 to 1939. Even the quiet, orchard-filled Entiat Valley of the authors boyhood suffered its cruel effects. Making Do and Hanging OnGrowing Up in Apple Country Through the Great Depression, presents the authors recollections during those mean yearsmemories of local conditions and events, and of his familys coping with seemingly endless setbacks in its struggles upward. These memoirs, sometimes stark, sometimes poignant, sometimes touched with humor, call up thought-provoking parallels to modern events.