The Resource A farm dies once a year : a memoir, Arlo Crawford

A farm dies once a year : a memoir, Arlo Crawford

Label
A farm dies once a year : a memoir
Title
A farm dies once a year
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Arlo Crawford
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An intimate, gorgeously observed memoir about family and farming that forms a powerful lesson in the hard-earned risks that make life worth living. The summer he was thirty-one, Arlo Crawford returned home for the summer harvest at New Morning Farm--seventy-five acres tucked in a hollow in south-central Pennsylvania where his parents had been growing organic vegetables for almost forty years. Like many summers before, Arlo returned to the family farm's familiar rhythms--rise, eat, bend, pick, sort, sweat, sleep. But this time he was also there to change his direction, like his father years ago. In the 1970s, well before the explosion of the farm-to-table and slow food movement, Arlo's father, Jim, left behind law school and Vietnam, and decided to give farming a try. Arlo's return also prompts a re-examination of a past tragedy: the murder of a neighboring farmer twenty years before. A chronicle of one full season on a farm, with all its small triumphs and inevitable setbacks, A Farm Dies Once a Year is a mediation on work--the true nature of it, and on taking pride in it--and a son's reckoning with a father's legacy. Above all, it is a striking portrait of how one man builds, sows, and harvests his way into a new understanding of the risks necessary to a life well-lived"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Crawford, Arlo
Dewey number
  • 630.92
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
S521.5.P4
LC item number
C73 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Crawford, Arlo
  • Crawford, Arlo
  • New Morning Farm (Firm)
  • Farmers
  • Family farms
  • Fathers and sons
  • Farm life
  • Work
  • Career changes
  • Pennsylvania
Label
A farm dies once a year : a memoir, Arlo Crawford
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9780805098167
Lccn
2013031096
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)811597595
  • 547409
  • (OCoLC)ocn811597595
  • 547409
Label
A farm dies once a year : a memoir, Arlo Crawford
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9780805098167
Lccn
2013031096
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)811597595
  • 547409
  • (OCoLC)ocn811597595
  • 547409

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