Harvest of Bittersweet

Patricia Penton Leimbach, Author HarperCollins Publishers $16.95 (196p) ISBN 978-0-06-015729-6
Leimbach's previous collections of essays (A Thread of Blue Denim, All My Meadows not only offered readers an appreciation of farm life but led to speaking engagements for the author with farm groups throughout the country. Here, Leimbach reflects on eight episodes in her life that occurred during middle age, when she lost her son and mother but gained a grandchild. The essays embrace family, farming, the seasons, nature, everyday life. She reminisces about travels, people she met, childhood, church and community affairs. There are more stories about End-O'-Way Farm, the roadside market and its customers. As always, Leimbach presents a delicious slice of Americana. Illustrations. (July 15)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1987
Release date: 01/01/1987
Hardcover - 244 pages - 978-1-57490-134-4
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