The Land, the People

The Land, the People

Rachel Peden, Sidonie Coryn, Nancy Hiller
Distribution: World
Publication date: 07/30/2010
Format: Paperback 13 b&w illus.
ISBN: 978-0-253-22229-9
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The Land, the People pays tribute to the American family farm and the people whose daily lives are tied to the soil. Rachel Peden once wrote of this book, "I wanted the land to be the main character, and to write about the family farm, its change, survival, character, and of people's love of the land and need of it as a basic human hunger." Lovingly recreating the story of a family living with the land, Peden breathes life into an abandoned farmhouse where children, long-since grown, once played in the dooryard. This is a very personal book, for author and reader alike, rich in the author's sensibility and craft.

Author Bio

Rachel Peden (1901–1975) was a newspaper columnist. She is author of Rural Free: A Farmwife's Almanac of Country Living (IUP, 2009) and Speak to the Earth.

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Table of Contents

1. High Gap Is the Lord's
2. The Starling's Voice
3. Wide and Starry Night
4. The Fulness of Maple Grove

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