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Fifty Acres and a Poodle: A Story of Love, Livestock, and Finding Myself on a Farm Paperback – January 2, 2002
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“A wonderful writer, smart as they come, and a real joy to read.” —Annie Dillard
“Humorous ... this true-life tale charts a big-city girl’s transformation to farm gal.” —People
“Jeanne Marie Laskas is the thinking woman’s Erma Bombeck ... [with] a talent for finding wisdom in daily life.... Even the most entrenched urbanite will be charmed by this book.” —Andrea Sachs, Time.com
“[A] delightful memoir about love and relocation ... [by] an accomplished journalist and also a deft storyteller ... Hilarious ... a pleasurable read indeed.” —Newsday
“Rarely has a city girl transformed herself into a country goddess with such humor.” —Rita Mae Brown
Be sure to look for Jeanne Marie Laskas’s new book in spring 2003 wherever Bantam Books are sold
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Laskas had a dream of fleeing her otherwise happy urban life for fresh air and open space a dream she would discover was about something more than that. But she never expected her fantasy to come true until a summer afternoons drive in the country.
Thats when she and her boyfriend, Alex owner of Marley the poodle stumble upon the place she thought existed only in her dreams. This pretty-as-a-picture-postcard farm with an Amish barn, a chestnut grove, and breathtaking vistas is real ... and for sale. And its where she knows her future begins.
But buying a postcard fifty acres of scenery and living on it are two entirely different matters. With wit and wisdom, Laskas chronicles the heartwarming and heartbreaking stories of the colorful two- and four-legged creatures she encounters on Sweetwater Farm.
Against a backdrop of brambles, a satellite dish, and sheep, she tells a tender, touching, and hi
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This book will suck you into her world and you will want to stay where she lives. This lady can write. I read a lot and this is the best little book I have read in a while. Give it to you friends going through hard times. Give to your friends who are not. Do yourself a favor and buy it for yourself!