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Can of Peas

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2010

    Very Enjoyable

    I bought the book for my mother-in-law. She enjoyed it so much, and wished she could could find more by Traci DePree. Therefore, I have gotten online and bought the other books written by Traci and will surprise her with them when they come! My mother-in-law will be ecstatic!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2004

    A Very Realistic Picture of Farm Life

    I was raised on a farm in the Midwest and happily left it when I became an adult. This was a very realistic picture of the joys, trials, and unbelievable stamina it takes to take on farming as a way of life. I found myself shaking my head and laughing at the naive thinking of both Peter and Mae, but rooting for them none the less. Ms. Depree will have you laughing, crying and wanting more. I am anxious to start 'Dandelions In A Jelly Jar'. Thank you Ms. Depree. You know from where you write.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2002

    What a wonderful simplicity this book contains

    Real-life characters in over their heads, but trusting in God and community to pull them through. The small-town virtues of honesty and hard work. The toughness it takes to make a go of it on the family farm. And the tenderness needed to care for those who've entrusted their lives to you. These are the simple ingredients in this marvel of a book. Kind of like if Jan Karon set her books in America's heartland, A Can of Peas has that same gentle yet tough-minded sensibility. Filled with memorable characters, heartwarming stories, and unforgetable snapshots of rural Minnesota, A Can of Peas is almost perfect. I can't wait for this author's next one!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2002

    Absolutely Charming

    A Can of Peas is a charming, gentle story that blossoms in the reader's heart, like the land bringing forth crops for harvest. I fell in love with all the people of Lake Emily. If you have enjoyed any of Jan Karon's Mitford series, then you will definitely want to visit Lake Emily. Traci DePree is a new author to watch! --Robin Lee Hatcher, author of Firstborn & Ribbon of Years

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2002

    Wonderful first novel!

    'I can't believe what a slice of my life growing up on the farm A Can of Peas is. Exchange peas and corn for wheat and milo, and Traci's descriptions of the farming community of Lake Emily are where I grew up, right down to the extension meetings. As I read, I felt as though I were reliving my childhood growing up on the farm. Lovely!' ~ Deborah Raney, author of Beneath a Southern Sky and After the Rains

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2002

    A wonderful tale!

    Traci DePree has created a charming story that held me captive from page one and didn't let me go until the last page was turned! I fell in love with the characters and the town of Lake Emily. I can't wait to read more of Traci's work.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2002

    A fresh attittude toward community

    In a time when it's trendy to be cynical, A Can of Peas offers a welcome--and perhaps more truth-based--idea of what it means to experience heartache and joy, loss and life, in the imperfect but comforting arms of community. Optimistic without being inauthentic, Peter and Mae's hope-filled story inspires us to preserve that part of American life that has not (as word on the street may have it) entirely disappeared.

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    Posted August 18, 2010

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