Shatter Me with Dawn: A Celebration of Country Life

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When Sally Russell decided to move a century-old house eight miles down narrow county roads to her remote farm, she knew some would think her crazy. But saving the house was more important to her than what her neighbors thought about her sanity. The house survived the journey, was lovingly restored, and soon became both home and haven. Shatter Me with Dawn revisits the years Sally Russell spent living in that house on the farm she christened Somechoes, along the Mulberry River in Barrow County, Georgia.

Engaging characters inhabit Russell's rural world: two daughters, owls, sandhill cranes, great blue herons, a husband who becomes an ex-husband, a lover who becomes an ex-lover, aging parents, wasps, fireflies, five siblings and their families, a dozen horses, assorted cows (her own and others), a few yard chickens, barn swallows, hunters and the hunted, and more. Russell writes as beautifully and hauntingly about livestock and good neighbors as she does about sexual energy and the casual nature of death.

These are essays about day-to-day living, the seasons and cycles of nature, the love of land and family, and one woman's heart-driven ambition to make her home a place of harmony and refuge. For those who share Russell's reverence for the beauty and simplicity of rural life and those who long for a tranquil haven of their own, this book is a treasure.

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Sally Russell, formerly a professor of English and French at Gainesville College, now lives and writes in England. She is also the editor of "Roots and Ever Green: The Selected Letters of Ina Dillard Russell" (Georgia).

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Based on the author's journal entries spanning 25 years, this charming collection of essays serves as an affectionate tribute to country life. Blessed with the gift of a rural acreage in north Georgia, Russell moved onto Somechoes Farm in 1975. After purchasing and moving a nineteenth-century heart-pine farmhouse onto her property, she and her family settled down to absorb and enjoy a simple lifestyle grounded in the rhythms of both the seasons and the heart. In addition to introducing a charming cast of characters composed of family, friends, and critters, Russell also manages to communicate a deep and reverent respect for nature. Both humorous and spiritual in tone, these celebratory tales and lessons constitute a vivid tapestry of one woman's ordinary and extraordinary experiences. Margaret Flanagan
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