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Five Thousand Days Like This One: An American Family History

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Amid the turmoil after her father's death-decisions to be made, the future of the family farm to be settled-Jane Brox, using her acclaimed "compassion, honesty, and restraint" (The Boston Globe), begins a search for her family's story. The search soon leads her to the quintessentially American history of New England's Merrimack Valley, its farmers, and the immigrant workers caught up in the industrial textile age.

Jane Brox's first book, Here and Nowhere Else, won the 1996 L. L. Winship/PEN New England Award. Her work has appeared in numerous journals and magazines, and has been represented in Best American Essays. She is a frequent contributor to The Georgia Review. Jane Brox lives in the Merrimack Valley of Massachusetts.

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Wnen her father dies and leaves her to decide the fate of the family farm, Jane Brox wonders how family identity--language, food, a grandfather's wish for "five thousand days like this one"--can endure when so few traces of former lives are left. With a poet's eye and a historian's hunger, she is driven to search out her family's past in the fascinating and quintessentially American history of the Merrimack Valley, its farmers, and the immigrant workers caught up in the industrial textile age.

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Jane Brox, who lives in the Merrimack Valley in Massachusetts, was the recipient of a 1994 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807021071
Author:
Brox, Jane
Publisher:
Beacon Press (MA)
Location:
Boston
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Farm life
Subject:
Family/Interpersonal Memoir
Subject:
Merrimack river and valley
Subject:
Regional Subjects - New England
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
memoir;history
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
April 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.42x5.48x.53 in. .64 lbs.

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Wnen her father dies and leaves her to decide the fate of the family farm, Jane Brox wonders how family identity--language, food, a grandfather's wish for "five thousand days like this one"--can endure when so few traces of former lives are left. With a poet's eye and a historian's hunger, she is driven to search out her family's past in the fascinating and quintessentially American history of the Merrimack Valley, its farmers, and the immigrant workers caught up in the industrial textile age.
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