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The Resource A farm dies once a year : a memoir, Arlo Crawford

A farm dies once a year : a memoir, Arlo Crawford

Label
A farm dies once a year : a memoir
Title
A farm dies once a year
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Arlo Crawford
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An intimate, gorgeously observed memoir about family and farming that forms a powerful lesson in the hard-earned risks that make life worth living. The summer he was thirty-one, Arlo Crawford returned home for the summer harvest at New Morning Farm--seventy-five acres tucked in a hollow in south-central Pennsylvania where his parents had been growing organic vegetables for almost forty years. Like many summers before, Arlo returned to the family farm's familiar rhythms--rise, eat, bend, pick, sort, sweat, sleep. But this time he was also there to change his direction, like his father years ago. In the 1970s, well before the explosion of the farm-to-table and slow food movement, Arlo's father, Jim, left behind law school and Vietnam, and decided to give farming a try. Arlo's return also prompts a re-examination of a past tragedy: the murder of a neighboring farmer twenty years before. A chronicle of one full season on a farm, with all its small triumphs and inevitable setbacks, A Farm Dies Once a Year is a meditation on work--the true nature of it, and on taking pride in it--and a son's reckoning with a father's legacy. Above all, it is a striking portrait of how one man builds, sows, and harvests his way into a new understanding of the risks necessary to a life well-lived
Biography type
autobiography
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Crawford, Arlo
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Crawford, Arlo
  • Crawford, Arlo
  • New Morning Farm (Firm)
  • Farmers
  • Family farms
  • Fathers and sons
  • Farm life
  • Pennsylvania
Target audience
adult
Label
A farm dies once a year : a memoir, Arlo Crawford
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
37364595
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
258 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780805098174
Media category
unmediated
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 37364595
  • (Sirsi) 37364595
Label
A farm dies once a year : a memoir, Arlo Crawford
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
37364595
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
258 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780805098174
Media category
unmediated
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 37364595
  • (Sirsi) 37364595

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