In Good Hands: The Keeping of a Family Farm

In Good Hands: The Keeping of a Family Farm

by Charles Fish

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In 1836, Henry Lester moved his family from the Vermont hills to better land on the valley floor north of Rutland, beginning a saga six generations on a farm, which this book portrays and explores with an affectionate but critical eye. What gives the book its distinctive charm is its vivid evocation of a way of life: the beloved grandmother keeping house both as a shelter and as a temple of the spirit; the uncles sowing and harvesting, raising and slaughtering; the author, as a small boy, working with the men, fishing and hunting, and later, reflecting on the issues of pleasure and work, freedom and community.

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ISBN-13: 9780374529826
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 08/01/2004
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 831,751
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Charles Fish is the author of In Good Hands.

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