A Country Called Home

By Kim Barnes
(Anchor Books, Paperback, 9780307389114, 271pp.)

Publication Date: October 6, 2009

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Description
A powerful novel of young love and rural isolation from the acclaimed author of "In the Wilderness."
Thomas Deracotte is just out of medical school, and his pregnant wife, Helen, have their whole future mapped out for them in upper-crust Connecticut. But they are dreamers, and they set out to create their own farm in rural Idaho instead. The fields are in ruins when they arrive, so they hire a farmhand named Manny to help rebuild. But the sudden, frightening birth of their daughter, Elise, tests the young couple, and Manny is called upon to mend this fractured family. An extraordinary story of hope and idealism, A
Country Called Home is a testament to the power of family--the family we are born to and the family we create.



About the Author
Kim Barnes is the author of a novel, "Finding Caruso," and two memoirs, "In the Wilderness: Coming of Age in an Unknown Country "and "Hungry for the World," Her work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including "The Georgia Review," "Shenandoah," "MORE Magazine," and a Pushcart Prize anthology. She teaches writing at the University of Idaho and lives with her husband on Moscow Mountain in Idaho.
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