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The Year of the Goat: 40,000 Miles and the Quest for the Perfect Cheese

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Publisher Comments:

Many people dream of leaving the workaday world for a life of simplicity and freedom, and Margaret Hathaway and her then-boyfriend Karl did just that. In The  Year of the Goat, you can jump in the “goat mobile” with them as they ditch their big-city lifestyle to trek across forty-three states in search of greener pastures and the perfect goat cheese. Along the way, you’ll meet a vivid cast of characters. But beware: When it comes to goat cheese, it can be love at first bite.

“Hathaway’s descriptions of the various characters they meet—both human and goat—are funny and vivid.”

—Entertainment Weekly

 “Anyone who has watched someone fall in love will recognize the symptoms: It’s sweet; it’s naive; it’s insane; it’s contagious. But what Hathaway and Schatz . . . have fallen for is the idea of raising goats.”

—Washington Post

“Back-to-the-land fantasies aren’t new, but Hathaway gives theirs a modern twist.”

—Publishers Weekly

“Reading Margaret and Karl’s delightful journey reminded me of the ideals that brought many of us at Moosewood together over thirty years ago. . . . And boy did I learn a lot about goats and cheese!”

—Wynnie Stein, co-owner/author, Moosewood Restaurant

 

Review:

This is a book for anyone who's ever imagined going back in time to a simpler life--or anyone who loves cheese. Entertainment Weekly

Review:

Back-to-the-land fantasies aren't new, but Hathaway gives theirs a modern twist. Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

From Maine to Arizona, and back again, Margaret and Karl and their dog, Godfrey, travel across America in search of green pastures, simple tradition, and the perfect goat cheese.

Synopsis:

From Maine to Arizona and back again, Margaret and Karl and their dog, Godfrey, travel across America, visiting dairy farms and goat meat ranches. They meet a colorful cast of farmers, cheese makers, breeders, and chefs. They sample cheese from all over the country, learn how to make goat cheese themselves, keep a farm, care for the animals, and learn the protocols of participating in festivals and auctions. Once again back in Maine, they have a goat-themed wedding, and go on to purchase ten acres of pasture and their own herd of goats. Hathaway's polished and entertaining prose is complemented by Schatz's extraordinary photography.

About the Author

Margaret Hathaway is a freelance writer and aspiring farmer. A former manager of the Magnolia Bakery in New York City, she is a founding member of the Portland Slow Food Convivium, as well as an active volunteer with the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners' Association. She lives in Maine with her husband Karl, her daughter Charlotte, their dog Godfrey, and an ever-growing group of animals.

Karl Schatz is the former on-line photo editor for Time Magazine. He is currently the operations manager for Aurora Photos.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781599217987
Author:
Hathaway, Margaret
Publisher:
Lyons Press
Photographer:
Schatz, Karl
Author:
Schatz, Karl
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Travel
Subject:
Travel - U.S. - General
Subject:
General Nature
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
bandw photos throughout
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » General
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Product details 224 pages Lyons Press - English 9781599217987 Reviews:
"Review" by , This is a book for anyone who's ever imagined going back in time to a simpler life--or anyone who loves cheese.
"Review" by , Back-to-the-land fantasies aren't new, but Hathaway gives theirs a modern twist.
"Synopsis" by ,
From Maine to Arizona, and back again, Margaret and Karl and their dog, Godfrey, travel across America in search of green pastures, simple tradition, and the perfect goat cheese.
"Synopsis" by , From Maine to Arizona and back again, Margaret and Karl and their dog, Godfrey, travel across America, visiting dairy farms and goat meat ranches. They meet a colorful cast of farmers, cheese makers, breeders, and chefs. They sample cheese from all over the country, learn how to make goat cheese themselves, keep a farm, care for the animals, and learn the protocols of participating in festivals and auctions. Once again back in Maine, they have a goat-themed wedding, and go on to purchase ten acres of pasture and their own herd of goats. Hathaway's polished and entertaining prose is complemented by Schatz's extraordinary photography.
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