One of my favorites--we read for book club.
The story of this Japanese immigrant family and their dilligence in establishing peach orchards by the labor of family members and commitment was a treasure.
Mas Masumoto's reading was so lyrical and tender, the rhythms so rich with poetic force, that I had to find this book.
Was forced to read this for English. As a person with panic disorder, the last thing I wanted to read was a series of drawn out essays on this man's father's strokes. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Raine
Another segment of David's life and times on his family's peach farm. Well written with insight about life in general.Published 3 months ago by Christy Morgan
What a wonderful writer!!! I felt the peach juice running down my face. I also learned a lot. This was a book club choice and a good one - we all loved it! Read morePublished 4 months ago by Judy M. Jones
The author's comparison of the depth of the love he and his father have of the land, and his father's aging process, is rather like poetry at times. Read morePublished 5 months ago by MaryJo Dawson
A wonderful, moving & poetic account of Japanese farming & family life through three generations. I was raised on a farm & realize the hard work that goes into farming. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Laura Thompson
I only purchased it since it was a required reading for my English class. I only gave it four stars because it was hard to figure out the page I was currently on.. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Ev-love
I have always coveted farm life and this book gives me a glimpse into the lives of real farmers in the San Joaquin Valley (where I live). Read morePublished 13 months ago by Janis Scheidt
Like all of Masumoto's work, this is an authentic journey into the life of a poetic, and well educated farmer.Published 15 months ago by feralinmendo