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Book of Plough
Essays on the Virtue of Farm, Family & the Rural Life
Justin Isherwood

Learn why farmers believe God invented the first pickup

A farmer with an extraordinary gift for language and a writer with the field still fresh on his boots, Justin Isherwood is irresistibly compelling. His writing is possessed by a poetry. As he moves effortlessly from the profound to the practical, he turns the ordinary experiences of farm life into a feast for your senses.

Justin Isherwood won the Robert Gard Wisconsin Idea Foundation award for literature with his first novel, The Farm West of Mars. His work has appeared in Audubon, Harrowsmith, Country Life, and the Wall Street Journal, and he has appeared on Michael Feldman's Whad'ya Know? and been interviewed on Wisconsin Public Radio's Conversations with Jean Feraca. He is also coeditor of
A Place to Which We Belong: Wisconsin Writers on Wisconsin Landscapes, published by the UW Press.

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Isherwood cover has illustration of a plough

January 2005

222 pp.   6 x 9

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Cloth $21.95 s
ISBN 978-1-883755-07-2
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