Hold Autumn in Your Hand / Edition 1by George Sessions Perry, Perry
Pub. Date: 04/28/1975
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
"The Texas January day was all blue and gold and barely crisp. Only the absence of leaves and sap, the presence of straggling bands of awkward crows, the gray-yellow flutter of field larks, and the broad, matter-of-fact hibernation of the earth said it was winter as Sam Tucker walked along the road, his long legs functioning automatically, farmerly. His body had… See more details below
"The Texas January day was all blue and gold and barely crisp. Only the absence of leaves and sap, the presence of straggling bands of awkward crows, the gray-yellow flutter of field larks, and the broad, matter-of-fact hibernation of the earth said it was winter as Sam Tucker walked along the road, his long legs functioning automatically, farmerly. His body had about it the look of country dogs at the end of winter, when they are all ribs and leg muscles and jaw muscles and teeth. . . ."
Hold Autumn in Your Hand, is the memorable story of Sam Tucker and the year that he contracts to farm sixty-eight acres of San Pedro bottomland. He is eager to work the rich soil despite the fact that he will earn only six bits a day. Sam, his wife Nona, their two children, and one of the most irrepressible grandmothers in modern fiction absorb the reader in their joys and disappointments. The story is built around Sam Tucker's determination to use his knowledge of the land and hard work to provide food for his family and hope for the future.
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"Hold Autumn In Your Hand" was a good story told in a very simple manner. It was almost as if it could have been background narration for a movie, if you can imagine that. It painted a picture in my mind of exactly what was going on, and nothing else description wise (or very little), making it a breeze to read through and enjoy without getting caught up in deciphering text. The style my grandmother would use to tell my sister and I the story of Hansel and Gretel before going to sleep came to mind. Straight storytelling.
I could not put this book down. A wonderful book from beginning to end. Although a little confusing in the beginning, your eyes will quickly become glued to the pages.If you enjoy reading stories similar to Where the Red Fern Grows or To Kill a Mockingbird, you will love this book. This book portrays a families life during the depression era in Texas. The ending brings happy tears to your eyes.