Three discouraging years in Massachusetts had determined a family of Danes to turn Westward, to Nebraska where other Danes had gone. One meets them on a dirty train thirty-seven years ago, on a cold December morning. The story is the account of their life on their tenant farm -- bleak enough but never tragic. Always, in the background, is the lure of return to the old country, given up only when they realize that their sons are Americans. The plot is slight enough, but the serene flow of human interest, the unforgettable picture of farm life, make it a memorable book. It has somewhat the feel of Giants in the Earth.