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

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User Review  - dawng - LibraryThing

A light, easy read. Murphey writes a very romantic revisionist memoir of her transition from city living to country farmer. I would have liked the book better if she had opted to include and seriously discuss the many challenges I'm sure they must have faced. I still enjoyed the book though. 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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