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The Exact Same Moon: Fifty Acres and a Family

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ISBN13: 9780553802634
ISBN10: 0553802631
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In Fifty Acres and a Poodle, Jeanne Marie Laskas described how she survived her first hilariously tumultuous year at Sweetwater Farm. Now she returns with a funny, touching, and personal new memoir of what happens after your dream comes true...

With a picture-postcard farm, a wonderful marriage, two mules, and a new refrigerator that spits crushed ice, what more can a girl ask for? That’s precisely the question Jeanne Marie asks herself as she and Alex settle into their new life at Sweetwater Farm. Two years ago they left the city behind for a life filled with the practical, often comical, lessons of living close to the land—and they never looked back. Yet when her strong-willed mom is hospitalized with a sudden and mysterious paralysis, Jeanne Marie rushes home to Philadelphia and her extended, sometimes chaotic, but always loving family. It’s there that she realizes what is still missing from her life: a family of her own. Now it’s a matter of bringing up the subject to her husband, Alex, fifteen years older and with adult children of his own, who seems terrified that she’s thinking of adopting a Chihuahua.

With warmth, wisdom, and unfailing humor, Laskas tells the poignant story of her search for motherhood—and what happens when a woman risks happily-ever-after for something even more precious. As she tends to her own ailing mother, Jeanne Marie discovers that the challenges and rewards of living with Mother Nature pale in comparison to those awakened by the nature of mothering.

The Exact Same Moon is filled with hilarious and heartwarming vignettes of people and a way of life you’ll be glad you met. From "borrowing" sheep to help mow the lawn and sitting in on the racy hay jokes at the Agway Equine Clinic, to befriending the notorious old lady who holds the water rights to their future pond, corrupting the neighbors with satellite TV, and learning the fine art of going a-calling, Laskas proves once again that laughter, love, and wisdom are truly homegrown.

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From conception to completion, Laskas recounts her heartwarming, heartfelt, and--sometimes--heartbreaking journey toward understanding her mother and toward becoming one herself, aided and abetted by a cast of hilarious old and new characters.

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"Truly happy endings are rare, and to read about two extremely likable people making their dreams come (mostly) true means a pleasurable read indeed," raved Newsday on Laskas' poignantly tender debut, Fifty Acres and a Poodle. Now, with her trademark wit and extraordinary wisdom, Laskas returns to grapple with her own mother's grave illness and to chronicle the birth of an entirely unanticipated passion. From conception to completion, Laskas recounts her heartwarming, heartfelt, and--sometimes--heartbreaking journey toward understanding her mother and toward becoming one herself, aided and abetted by a cast of hilarious old and new characters. The Exact Same Moon confirms Laskas' reputation as a remarkable writer with heart, soul, and the courage to pursue her dreams. Wholesome praise for Fifty Acres and a Poodle:

About the Author

JEANNE MARIE LASKAS is a columnist for The Washington Post Magazine, where her "Significant Others" essays appear weekly, and a contributing editor at Esquire. She is also an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh, where she teaches creative writing. When she’s not working on her next book, she, Alex, and their two daughters tend the goats, sheep, horses, mules, and other animals at Sweetwater Farm in Scenery Hill, Pennsylvania.

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mom19622, August 18, 2006 (view all comments by mom19622)
I got this book of my local librarry truck that stops just beside my house every month,because why,I live deep into the country,lol I started reading it ,and I fell in love with the charecters ,I wanted to take care of Bob,I fell in love with the poodle,and I took the move with them.My husband and I moved back to the country 2 years ago,we like them werent married yet we where ingaged,and so we had our heads in the clouds,we didnt even have enough sense to be scared aboat what we where doing until we got here and on moving day discovered that one of our bedrooms had been used to house a tom cat all day intil they both got home from work,it took us months to get the tom cat spray smell out of our room,what a night mare.It just went on and on from there ,we also could write a book.But I loved the way she injected hummor into her stle of writing,I sobbed and sobbed ,when bob died,anyone who has suffered a loss of a pet new what they all where feeling.I just cant say enough I loved this book .I laughed ,I cried,and I didnt want it to end.I came looking to see what else she wrote,so I could go on line and order it so guess what?lol my librarry on wheels can bring it to me next month.June.P
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553802634
Author:
Laskas, Jeanne Marie
Publisher:
Random House
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Farm life
Subject:
Journalists
Subject:
Farmers
Subject:
Pennsylvania
Subject:
Rural families
Subject:
Women farmers
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
November 2003
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.54x5.80x1.02 in. .94 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , From conception to completion, Laskas recounts her heartwarming, heartfelt, and--sometimes--heartbreaking journey toward understanding her mother and toward becoming one herself, aided and abetted by a cast of hilarious old and new characters.
"Synopsis" by , "Truly happy endings are rare, and to read about two extremely likable people making their dreams come (mostly) true means a pleasurable read indeed," raved Newsday on Laskas' poignantly tender debut, Fifty Acres and a Poodle. Now, with her trademark wit and extraordinary wisdom, Laskas returns to grapple with her own mother's grave illness and to chronicle the birth of an entirely unanticipated passion. From conception to completion, Laskas recounts her heartwarming, heartfelt, and--sometimes--heartbreaking journey toward understanding her mother and toward becoming one herself, aided and abetted by a cast of hilarious old and new characters. The Exact Same Moon confirms Laskas' reputation as a remarkable writer with heart, soul, and the courage to pursue her dreams. Wholesome praise for Fifty Acres and a Poodle:
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