In this richly detailed memoir, the author evokes life in rural Michigan fifty years ago when he was young, inexperienced, and unaware of the blessings of being a boy on a farm. Jager tells of his rural childhood with warmth, intimacy, and an affectionate irony. We enter the spirit of a Dutch family farm, with horses and outhouses, pregnancies and berry picking, haying, antique farm implements, cats and dogs and churches. We feel Jager's affection for family life, yet we understand also his criticism of passivity and narrowness. Heart-wrenching yet funny at times, deep memories from a vanished world rise from their slumber and tramp across the horizon.
"Jager's memoir is full of life, an act of preservation tendered to us from an irresistible perspective of love." (New York Times Book Review)
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YA-- Jager's account of growing up on the family farm in Michigan during the 1940s captures the wholesome spirit of yesterday. He takes readers inside his life as he relives his memories from early childhood to adulthood. The book is well written, entertaining, and heartwarming. Slow to begin, it picks up speed, and the author's voice seems to reach readers in a comforting sort of way. Whether urban or rural, YAs will be able to identify with the feelings and experiences of this family.
- Jeanette M. Lippencott, W. T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA
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Book Description Books on Tape, Inc., 1999. Audio Cassette. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0736648755