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"A graceful meditation on the work of growing food and its meaning across generations. A peach of a book... worthy of placement alongside the best of Wendell Berry, Liberty Hyde Bailey and other literary farmers."
--Kirkus --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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 8 months 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 10 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 12 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 12 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 14 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 19 months ago by Ev-love