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

An Adventure Into the Heart of America's Family Farms

By Richard Horan

Harper Perennial, 9780062090317, 300pp.

Publication Date: September 25, 2012

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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.



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

“Get ready to feel black earth on your fingers, to meet strong and independent people, and to know real gratitude for healthy fruits and vegetables. Richard Horan 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

“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 loves a road trip, he loves talk with strangers, he loves people who take their work seriously, he loves working with his hands, he loves rural landscape, and he loves food…[I]t’s all there in Harvest, reported with high spirits by a writer of uncommmon vigor.”
-Thomas Powers, author of The Killing of Crazy Horse

“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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