By Carla Brownlee
Published: March 7, 2014.
On a desolate plain in New Mexico, the Madison family struggles to survive. Bad luck and poverty have plagued their homestead cattle ranch for years, but even the financial disaster of the Depression and catastrophic droughts pale in comparison to the effect mental illness has on the Madisons. Wise beyond her ten years, Lily Anne Madison tells her story of grit and grace.