Making It All Right: a Novel

Making It All Right: a Novel

Denise Breeden-Ost
Breeden

May Dixon has never met a problem she couldn't solve—signs of her "tinkering" are all over her late-1940s Indiana farm—but she never thought she'd be inventing a whole new kind of family. Faced with losing her husband, May pulls herself together and comes up with a plan. People think it's crazy to shell peas with a clothes-wringer, too, she tells herself. But it works. Alive with the sensory detail of a mid-century farm household, from the golden glow of home-canned peaches to the sweat of the tobacco harvest, this evocative novel explores complex truths of family, friendship, community and the past. "Making It All Right" is a story of what can—and can't—be accomplished with ingenuity, determination, and love.