In 1836, Henry Lester moved his family from the Vermont hills to better land on the valley floor north of Rutland, beginning a saga six generations on a farm, which this book portrays and explores with an affectionate but critical eye. What gives the book its distinctive charm is its vivid evocation of a way of life: the beloved grandmother keeping house both as a shelter and as a temple of the spirit; the uncles sowing and harvesting, raising and slaughtering; the author, as a small boy, working with the men, fishing and hunting, and later, reflecting on the issues of pleasure and work, freedom and community.
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|Size: ||1.6 MB|
|Publisher: ||Farrar, Straus and Giroux|
|Date published: || 2016|
|ISBN: ||9781466896659 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|