Leaving the Farm

Leaving the Farm

by Ross Klatte


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780889822375
Publisher: Oolichan Books
Publication date: 04/28/2007
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 5.54(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.96(d)

About the Author

Ross Klatte was born in Minneapolis and raised on his family's dairy farm just west of the city. He worked as a reporter for the Chicago Tribune, as feature editor of the National Bowlers Journal, in Chicago, and as a copy editor for the Detroit Free Press. He immigrated with his wife to Canada in 1971 and homesteaded near Nelson, BC, where he lives with his wife. The opening chapter of his memoir is adapted from his original essay, which won the first prize in the CBC Literary Competition for 1990.

"Ross Klatte sweeps the reader immediately into the excitement and fascination of childhood on a Minnesota farm. His loving attention to detail, and his consummate literary skill, takes the reader on a ride as wild as a toboggan run down a steep hillside alongside the barn." - Tom Wayman

Table of Contents

The Pepin Place
Imprinting     25
The Pepin Place     42
Pioneer Stock     61
American Dreamers     76
The Second Year     89
The Mohrmann Place
The Mohrmann Place     107
Sister School     124
Wartime     142
Postwar     168
The Three Musketeers and Others     185
The Woods and the Farm
Boyhood Eden     199
Changes     216
A Hick in High School     233
The Tramp     250
Summer     262
Winter     282
This 120-Acre Farm
Escapes     301
When Things Were Going Too Good     309
Class of 1953     323
Canoe Country     332
The Accident     348
Leaving the Farm     358

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Guest More than 1 year ago
I grew up in the same area as Ross Klatte and attended the same school and traveled the same farm roads and woods. His description is outstanding! I could not leave the book down!.