Books tagged: rural life

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The Life & Times of a Boomer Baby
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,470. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Personal anecdotes about growing up on a farm in the rural south during the 1960s. The author's sometimes humorous and sometimes poignant recollections tell the story of one family's joys and struggles amid changing times.
Stronger than Dirt
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 102,300. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Farming
After years of running the rat race, Kim Schaye and Chris Losee traded in their urban lifestyle for a farm in rural New York. Stronger Than Dirt recounts their transformation from lifetime city dwellers to full-time flower growers. Told from alternating viewpoints of a husband and wife, Stronger Than Dirt is an inspirational tale for anyone who ever wondered what it would be like to pursue a dream
The Ladies of Low Arvie - Living the Farming Dream
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Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 90,120. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
How twenty-four cows became 'The Ladies of Low Arvie'. In 2002 Richard and I bought a 120 acre wet and boggy farm called Low Arvie in SW Scotland. We arrived at the farm with no experience and no equipment. This is the story of the twenty months from the day we first saw the farm, how we dealt with the many challenges we faced, to the successful birth of our first batch of home bred calves.
Life with the Ladies of Low Arvie
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Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 64,060. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
The sequel to 'The Ladies of Low Arvie', this book tells the story of Low Arvie farm life from 2004 to 2010 in which we faced many more challenges on our Scottish farm and almost saw the end of our dream. More tales from the cow shed are interspersed with my journey to fulfil my dream to gain a University degree and the continuation of my filial duties to my mother, now ninety-two years of age.
Loose Change
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,080. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Emotional healing
Should you consider transitioning out of a city life fraught with anxiety, stress, crime, uncertainty and a declining standard of living? LOOSE CHANGE offers hundreds of reasons to seek a higher quality of life long with more than 550 Internet links to helpful information. Dozens and dozens of simple ideas to support your family and realistic recipes for success are all included in this book.
Possum Trot
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 39,670. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The pieces in this collection form a lament for a way of life mostly gone. “The family farm is dead. Did you know?” says one character within. “E.B. White writes Charlotte’s Web today, it takes place in a hog confinement. Imagine Wilbur living in a concentration camp for pigs.”
Sweet Farm of Mine
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Series: Sweet, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 53,420. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Ruth returns to the American Midwest when she discovers she wants her life to mean more. The road she chooses with her father Arlan, to buy and farm Old Charlie's place, gives her plenty of challenges to test her mettle. She also discovers a way of life that is in harmony with nature, where life is lived by the seasons, where food comes from soil, and where no good thing is easy.
Warm Stanchions and Red Barns With Blue Roofs
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
A chapbook of poetry celebrating rural life. If you believe rural American life is a poem, enjoy this collection of twenty-three poems, many of which have been published elsewhere. The collection winds through the seasons and tells the story of "The Last Happy Woman in America," the closing poem in the collection. Poems are free verse. Cover is an original sketch by the author.
Digging Out
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Series: Tales From the Leeward Lounge. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,530. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2011 by Icy Road Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Abbie lives with her grandmother and her twins, Jed and Jill, on a farm cluttered with old machinery. One day she snaps, and decides to clean up decades of mess. To her surprise, everyone benefits.
Boomers in Blue Jeans
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,250. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Calling all baby boomers and all others that want to read about the "old days". I have shared a recollection of my memories as a golden baby boomer growing up in the 50's and 60's in a small town in the rural midwest.