The Year of the Goat: 40,000 Miles and the Quest for the Perfect Cheese

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9781599217987: The Year of the Goat: 40,000 Miles and the Quest for the Perfect Cheese

A fascinating one-year sojourn across America in search of greener pastures—and the finest goat cheese


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Many people dream of leaving the workaday world for a life of simplicity and freedom, and Margaret Hathaway and her then-boyfriend Karl did just that. In The Year of the Goat, the reader can jump in the “goat mobile” with them as they ditch their big-city lifestyle to trek across forty-three states in search of greener pastures and the perfect goat cheese. Along the way, the reader is introduced to a vivid cast of characters—including farmers, breeders, cheese makers, and world-class chefs—and discovers everything there is to know about goats and getting back to the land. But readers beware: When it comes to goat cheese, it can be love at first bite.

“Hathaway’s descriptions of the various characters they meet—both human and goat—are funny and vivid. . . . This is a book for anyone who’s ever imagined going back in time to a simpler life—or anyone who loves cheese.”—Entertainment Weekly

“Back-to-the-land fantasies aren’t new, but Hathaway gives theirs a modern twist.”

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From Maine to Arizona, and back again, Margaret and Karl and their dog, Godfrey, travel across America in search of green pastures, simple tradition, and the perfect goat cheese.

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Many people dream of leaving the workaday world for a life of simplicity and freedom, and Margaret Hathaway and her then-boyfriend Karl did just that. In The  Year of the Goat, you can jump in the “goat mobile” with them as they ditch their big-city lifestyle to trek across forty-three states in search of greener pastures and the perfect goat cheese. Along the way, you’ll meet a vivid cast of characters. But beware: When it comes to goat cheese, it can be love at first bite.

“Hathaway’s descriptions of the various characters they meet—both human and goat—are funny and vivid.”
—Entertainment Weekly

 “Anyone who has watched someone fall in love will recognize the symptoms: It’s sweet; it’s naive; it’s insane; it’s contagious. But what Hathaway and Schatz . . . have fallen for is the idea of raising goats.”
—Washington Post

“Back-to-the-land fantasies aren’t new, but Hathaway gives theirs a modern twist.”
—Publishers Weekly

“Reading Margaret and Karl’s delightful journey reminded me of the ideals that brought many of us at Moosewood together over thirty years ago. . . . And boy did I learn a lot about goats and cheese!”
—Wynnie Stein, co-owner/author, Moosewood Restaurant
 

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