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Fifty Acres and a Poodle

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2001

    A return to home life

    I thought about my hometown, my upbringing, my childhood,my life and had an exact picture of what this farm was like. Such a true description of life I found it hard to believe. I laughed, I wept, with the book. It made me want to return again to my hometown.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2001

    Charming Book from Talented Writer

    Ever since I accidentally discovered Jeanne Marie Laskas' 'Significant Others' column in the Washington Post Magazine a few years ago, I've been hooked on her charming vignettes and great descriptions of the funny, little things in life. So of course, I was excited when I heard she had a book coming out, and I wasn't disappointed when I finally read her account of farm life in transition. Laskas writes with poignancy and fun, never ceasing to point out (in hilarious ways) the lessons learned while pursuing an unlikely dream.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2001

    I'm living it, too!

    I found 'Fifty Acres and a Poodle' absolutely delightful! Like Laskas, I, too, am making the transition from city dwelling to farm and country life. And like her, I am also a writer who deals with rural electronic and FedEx connections to the rest of the world in between barn repair, drop in neighbors, and taking care of the animals. She has the ability to describe the trials and joys of how the two-dimensional dream of the simple country life becomes 3-D reality with humor and sensitivity. It's been awhile since I found myself laughing out loud while reading a book! Anyone who's lived this metamorphosis -- or who's considering it -- will find dozens of characters and events hitting very close to home.

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