Record Details

Catalog Search

Back To Results
Showing Item 3 of 3

A farm dies once a year a memoir

Crawford, Arlo (Author).


"An intimate, gorgeously observed memoir about family and farming that forms a powerful lesson in the hard-earned risks that make life worth living. The summer he was thirty-one, Arlo Crawford returned home for the summer harvest at New Morning Farm--seventy-five acres tucked in a hollow in south-central Pennsylvania where his parents had been growing organic vegetables for almost forty years. Like many summers before, Arlo returned to the family farm's familiar rhythms--rise, eat, bend, pick, sort, sweat, sleep. But this time he was also there to change his direction, like his father years ago. In the 1970s, well before the explosion of the farm-to-table and slow food movement, Arlo's father, Jim, left behind law school and Vietnam, and decided to give farming a try. Arlo's return also prompts a re-examination of a past tragedy: the murder of a neighboring farmer twenty years before. A chronicle of one full season on a farm, with all its small triumphs and inevitable setbacks, A Farm Dies Once a Year is a meditation on work--the true nature of it, and on taking pride in it--and a son's reckoning with a father's legacy. Above all, it is a striking portrait of how one man builds, sows, and harvests his way into a new understanding of the risks necessary to a life well-lived"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780805098167 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 080509816X (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780805098174 (electronic book)
  • Physical Description: 258 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2014.
Subject: n-us-pa
Crawford, Arlo
Crawford, Arlo Family
New Morning Farm (Firm)
Farmers Pennsylvania Biography
Family farms Pennsylvania
Fathers and sons Pennsylvania
Farm life Pennsylvania
Work Philosophy
Career changes Case studies
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Agriculture & Food
Pennsylvania Social life and customs

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
Show Only Available Copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Homer Public Library 630.92 CRA (Text) 000108116 Nonfiction Available -

Back To Results
Showing Item 3 of 3

Additional Resources