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Epitaph for a Peach: Four Seasons on My Family Farm

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Publisher Comments:

As pleasurable as a perfect peach, Epitaph for a Peach tells the passionate story of one farmer's attempt to rescue one of the last truly sweet and juicy fruits from becoming obsolete in a world that increasingly values commerciality over quality. The story of Mas Masumoto's Sun Crest peaches begins on the day he turns the bulldozers away from his orchards and vows to give himself four seasons to find a home for the fruits of his labor.

At once a deeply personal story, a sharp commentary about the state of American agriculture, a lighthearted rhapsody of nature, and an intimate glimpse into the Asian American experience, Epitaph for a Peach is about saving a peach, saving a farm, saving a family, saving a way of life - it is a story about finding "home."

Review:

"The book follows Masumoto's yearlong attempt not just to keep his Sun Crest [peaches] alive but to 'farm a new way, working with and not against nature.' It seems clear to him from the start that 'this year will decide my fate,' and somehow, thanks largely to the quiet eloquence of his writing, we know our own destiny is somehow wrapped up in the future of those peaches, too." San Francisco Chronicle

Review:

"[A] wonderful writer....[Masumoto] uses his farm as Thoreau did his Walden Pond." Los Angeles Times

Synopsis:

A lyrical, sensuous and thoroughly engrossing memoir of one critical year in the life of an organic peach farmer, Epitaph for a Peach is "a delightful narrative . . . with poetic flair and a sense of humor" (Library Journal). Line drawings.

About the Author

David Mas Masumoto is a third generation Japanese American peach and grape farmer, a freelance writer, a farm activist, and a member of the California Council for the Humanities.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780062510259
Author:
Masumoto, David Mas
Publisher:
HarperOne
Author:
Masumoto, David M.
Author:
by David M. Masumoto
Location:
San Francisco, Calif. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Farm life
Subject:
Peach.
Subject:
Peach -- California.
Subject:
Japanese American farmers
Subject:
Peach growers
Subject:
Peaches
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
Organic
Subject:
Masumoto, David Mas
Subject:
Peach growers - California - Del Rey
Subject:
Nature Studies-General
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st paperback ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
543
Publication Date:
May 1996
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.14x5.34x.65 in. .43 lbs.

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Product details 256 pages HarperSanFrancisco - English 9780062510259 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The book follows Masumoto's yearlong attempt not just to keep his Sun Crest [peaches] alive but to 'farm a new way, working with and not against nature.' It seems clear to him from the start that 'this year will decide my fate,' and somehow, thanks largely to the quiet eloquence of his writing, we know our own destiny is somehow wrapped up in the future of those peaches, too."
"Review" by , "[A] wonderful writer....[Masumoto] uses his farm as Thoreau did his Walden Pond."
"Synopsis" by , A lyrical, sensuous and thoroughly engrossing memoir of one critical year in the life of an organic peach farmer, Epitaph for a Peach is "a delightful narrative . . . with poetic flair and a sense of humor" (Library Journal). Line drawings.
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