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YOUR BOOK BEGINNING
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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.