Thursday, April 17, 2014

Book Beginning: A Farm Dies Once a Year by Arlo Crawford


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When I was thirty-one years old, I went to spend a summer with my mother on the farm in Pennsylvania where I grew up.
--A Farm Dies Once a Year: A Memoir by Arlo Crawford. The visit Crawfod describes in the opening sentence inspired him to write a memoir about life on a family farm. The Kirkus review recommends it for "aspiring organic farmers" but anyone who has ever fantasized about country life or having a farm will love it. But don't expect only bucolic reminiscences -- the story gets a jolt from the past murder of a neighboring farmer.


Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Sounds intriguing! Thanks for sharing...and for hosting.

guiltless reader said...

The title alone makes for some intrigue! :)

JC Jones said...

I love to garden so this one would be for me.

Catherine BookClubLibrarian said...

I don't read many memoirs, but the mention of a murder makes it particularly interesting.

Elizabeth said...

Sounds pretty good.

I don't live on a farm, but I do like to see the organization farmers have and boy do they work hard. They are amazing.

THANKS for sharing.

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