I love books about food. Cookbooks and memories alike. But often times I get bored with them halfway through because the author expounds on topics that I can't really get into. Not so with this one. The author knew just how to keep me riveted to the page. She makes farming real and not at all second class. Stories of the good times made me laugh and the hard times made me cry. I was sad when the book was finished but I went to bed with a feeling of satisfaction I haven't experienced in a long time.