Here and Nowhere Else: Late Seasons of a Farm and Its Family

Here and Nowhere Else: Late Seasons of a Farm and Its Family

by Jane Brox
     
 

In her first book, which won the L. L. Winship/PEN New England Award, Jane Brox writes of going back to the farm where she grew up, to help her aging father and the troubled brother who works the land with him. She memorably captures the cadences of farm life and the people who sustain it, at a time when both are waning.  See more details below

Overview

In her first book, which won the L. L. Winship/PEN New England Award, Jane Brox writes of going back to the farm where she grew up, to help her aging father and the troubled brother who works the land with him. She memorably captures the cadences of farm life and the people who sustain it, at a time when both are waning.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
When she was 10 years old, the author started to tend the farm stand during slack periods; her parents-Italian and Lebanese immigrants-sold produce from their farm in New England's Merrimack Valley. After years away, Brox returned home to live and work on the farm again. She offers here a haunting picture of a troubled brother and their aging parents. The author evokes the rhythms of farm life and the bustle of the stand during corn season. She writes about a blue Hubbard squash, about farmhands and the women who picked blueberries or staked tomatoes. This is a beautifully written tribute to the family farm. (June)
Booknews
Brox writes of her family's small farm in New England's Merrimack Valley, bought in 1900 by her grandfather, a Lebanese immigrant, and worked by her father all his life. Her account describes her search for meaning upon her return to the farm after years living on her own. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807062012
Publisher:
Beacon
Publication date:
05/01/1996
Pages:
143
Product dimensions:
5.05(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Jane Brox is the author of Here and Nowhere Else, which won the L.L. Winship/PEN New England Award, and Five Thousand Days Like This One, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She lives in Dracut, Massachusetts, on her family's farm.

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