Harvest

Harvest : An Adventure Into the Heart of America's Family Farms

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"Richard Horan has brought us a welcome view of America to defy the prevailing political and financial nastiness. This is a timely and important book."
--Ted Morgan, author of Wilderness at Dawn

"A lively visit with the dauntless men and women who operate America's family farms and help provide our miraculous annual bounty. Richard Horan writes with energy and passion."
--Hannah Nordhaus, author of The Beekeeper's Lament

"Horan's new book evocatively describes the peril and promise of family farms in America. I loved joining him on this journey, and so will you."
--T.A. Barron, author of The Great Tree of Avalon

In Seeds, novelist and nature writer Richard Horan sought out the trees that inspired the work of great American writers like Faulkner, Kerouac, Welty, Wharton, and Harper Lee. In Harvest, Horan embarks upon a serendipitous journey across America to work the harvests of more than a dozen essential or unusual food crops--and, in the process, forms powerful connections with the farmers, the soil, and the seasons.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 300 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 22.86mm | 204.12g
  • HARPER PERENNIAL
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Maps; Line drawings, black and white; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0062090313
  • 9780062090317
  • 2,078,841

Review quote

"By joining agricultural workers to bring in the crops in half a dozen states, Richard Horan has brought us a welcome view of America to defy the prevailing political and financial nastiness. This is a timely and important book."--Ted Morgan, author of Wilderness at Dawn
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Back cover copy

Novelist and nature writer Richard Horan embarked on an adventure across America to reveal that farming is still the vibrant beating heart of our nation. Horan went from coast to coast, visiting organic family farms and working the harvests of more than a dozen essential or unusual food crops--from Kansas wheat and Michigan wild rice to Maine potatoes, California walnuts, and Cape Cod cranberries--in search of connections with the farmers, the soil, the seasons, and the lifeblood of America.

Sparkling with lively prose and a winning blend of profound seriousness and delightful humor, Harvest carries the reader on an eyeopening and transformational journey across the length and breadth of this remarkable land, offering a powerful national portrait of challenge and diligence, and an inspiring message of hope.
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89 ratings
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4 31% (28)
3 34% (30)
2 17% (15)
1 2% (2)
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