Epitaph for a Peach: Four Seasons on My Family Farm

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A lyrical, sensuous and thoroughly engrossing memoir of one critical year in the life of an organic peach farmer, Epitaph for a Peach is "a delightful narrative . . . with poetic flair and a sense of humor" (Library Journal). Line drawings.

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Overview

A lyrical, sensuous and thoroughly engrossing memoir of one critical year in the life of an organic peach farmer, Epitaph for a Peach is "a delightful narrative . . . with poetic flair and a sense of humor" (Library Journal). Line drawings.

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Sue-Ellen Beauregard
Masumoto is a third-generation fruit grower in Del Ray, California. In his simple memoir, the college-educated farmer discusses the continual challenge of growing fruit in an area where annual rainfall is marked in single digits (irrigation is the answer) and weeds threaten to overtake the crop. In chronologically arranged chapters that extend from spring planting to summer harvesting to winter waiting, Masumoto reflects on a variety of topics, including the fact that his succulent, organically grown peaches, which have a shelf life of only one week, aren't in demand; and his recollection of losing 35,000 trays of drying raisins to intense rainfall reveals why he always "feels persecuted by the power of nature." A lyrically written memoir by an introspective orchardist.
Maxine Kumin
Lyrical…an important book.
—Maxine Kumin,New York Times Book Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062510242
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/28/1995
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.54 (w) x 8.56 (h) x 0.81 (d)

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