Bean Blossom Dreams: A City Family's Search for a Simple Country Life

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Berkley Books, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 311 pages
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Murphey shares the story of how her family left Chicago to live on a farm in Indiana. A portrait of farm life--from bad weather and good neighbors to exhausting chores, exciting fairs, battling tornadoes and delighting in spring, this book is a testament to the restorative power of life's simple pleasures. Includes recipes, gardening tips, and craft ideas.

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User Review  - minpin3G - LibraryThing

A refreshing read. Nothing too in depth, just fun ( the life of a new farmer ). I also particularly like the inclusion of the recipes at the end of the book. I would suggest this book to anyone who wants to kick back for the weekend and enjoy a laugh and a tear with a real life family. Read full review

BEAN BLOSSOM DREAMS: A City Family's Search for a Simple Country Life

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Some city folk find that country life is not without its share of troubles, just as Murphey's account—though infused with considerable charm—also has some problems. Many of us dream of shucking off ... Read full review


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About the author (1995)

Murphey, a former BBC producer, has appeared on Oprah, Good Morning America, and National Public Radio.

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