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Fifty Acres and a Poodle: A Story of Love, Livestock, and Finding Myself on a Farm

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ISBN13: 9780553380156
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Jeanne Marie Laskas had a dream of fleeing her otherwise happy urban life for fresh air and open space — a dream she would discover was about something more than that. But she never expected her fantasy to come true — until a summer afternoons drive in the country.

Thats when she and her boyfriend, Alex — owner of Marley the poodle — stumble upon the place she thought existed only in her dreams. This pretty-as-a-picture-postcard farm with an Amish barn, a chestnut grove, and breathtaking vistas is real ... and for sale. And its where she knows her future begins.

But buying a postcard — fifty acres of scenery — and living on it are two entirely different matters. With wit and wisdom, Laskas chronicles the heartwarming and heartbreaking stories of the colorful two- and four-legged creatures she encounters on Sweetwater Farm.

Against a backdrop of brambles, a satellite dish, and sheep, she tells a tender, touching, and hilarious tale about life, love, and the unexpected complications of having your dream come true.

About the Author

Jeanne Marie Laskas is a columnist for The Washington Post Magazine, where her “Significant Others” essays appear weekly. A contributing writer at Esquire, she also writes for numerous national magazines.

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Liza, October 4, 2008 (view all comments by Liza)
I loved this humorous and touching story of a city girl who dreams of having a farm....and gets one. Fifty acres worth! Hilarious situations with animals and neighbors are intertwined with touching antedotes about life, love and loss.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553380156
Author:
Laskas, Jeanne Marie
Publisher:
Bantam
Location:
New York
Subject:
Women
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Farm life
Subject:
Journalists
Subject:
Regional Subjects - MidAtlantic
Subject:
Farmers & Ranchers
Subject:
Journalists -- United States.
Subject:
Pennsylvania Social life and customs.
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography-Farmers and Ranchers
Subject:
Biography-Women
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
98-581
Publication Date:
20020131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.02x6.04x.82 in. .69 lbs.

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