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Book Discussion

All Iowa Reads selection
When Aug 13, 2019
from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where Around the fireplace
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Contact Phone 515-967-4790
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This Blessed Earth

Join us around the fireplace as we discuss the 2019 All Iowa Reads selection This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Family Farm by Ted Genoways.  This was also chosen as the One Book One Nebraska book.

The family farm lies at the heart of our national identity, and yet its future is in peril. Rick Hammond grew up on a farm, and for forty years he has raised cattle and crops on his wife’s fifth-generation homestead in Nebraska, in hopes of passing it on to their four children. But as the handoff nears, their family farm—and their entire way of life—are under siege on many fronts, from shifting trade policies, to encroaching pipelines, to climate change. Following the Hammonds from harvest to harvest, Ted Genoways explores the rapidly changing world of small, traditional farming operations. He creates a vivid, nuanced portrait of a radical new landscape and one family’s fight to preserve their legacy and the life they love.