The Rural Life

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Little, Brown, Sep 3, 2007 - Nature - 224 pages
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The hugely admired author of "The Last Fine Time" preserves and makes new the sights, smells, sounds, and poetry of country living. Klinkenborg reveals the beauty of the American landscape, not from a scenic overlook, but through a screened-in porch or from the window of a pickup driving down an empty highway in the teeth of an approaching storm.
 

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User Review  - gypsysmom - LibraryThing

Klinkenborg writes about life in the country with humour, elegant prose and poetic imagery. He is a marvelous observer and every word seems just right. Take this passage about a late spring: The signs ... Read full review

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User Review  - katherineemilysmith - LibraryThing

I don't really remember very much about this book except for where I read it. I read it outside in a field. If you do read this book, do that; although I cannot remember the book itself, I know that the memory of the day is one that I have still. Read full review

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To the Reader
About the Author
A Note on the Type
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About the author (2007)

Verlyn Klinkenborg comes form a family of Iowa farmers. He is a member of the editorial board of The New York Times and has written for The New Yorker, Mother Jones, and Harper's. He lives on a small farm in upstate New York.

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