Lindas Book Obsession Reviews “Scenes From the Heartland: Stories Based on Lithographs by Thomas Hart Benton” by Donna Baier Stein, Serving House Books, March 31, 2019 Part of Suzy Approved Book Tours
Based on “Scenes From the Heartland: Stories Based on Lithographs” by Thomas Hart Benton, written by Donna Baier Stein, readers get the combination or marriage of Artistic Achievement plus a Literary Interpretation and Storytelling. Donna Baier Stein vividly describes the lithographs she views with her amazing storytelling skills. There are about nine stories to match the number of lithographs.
Thomas Hart Benton describes through his paintings, and art, times of American History in the 1930’s and 1940’s. We get to see the importance of music, and dance, and the political climate of the time.
Donna Baier Stein depicts her writing skills to create each scene with a story. I found many of the stories intriguing and captivating. Donna Baier Stein, writes about slavery, poverty, inequality and many other important topics of the time. There are problems, and the author depicts the courage and faith that people have to adapt. I would recommend this unique book of stories, for readers who enjoy history.