On Monday, I talked about food and farming nonfiction and the three books that started the bug. All three got me thinking about what it means to grow food, whether it’s for your family, your immediate community, or the larger world. But I know there’s more out there! Here are the books that are on my farming nonfiction TBR!
This Life is In Your Hands: One Dream, Sixty Acres, and a Family Undone by Melissa Coleman – In the same way The Blueberry Years did not sugarcoat the small organic farm lifestyle, it sounds this is an important memoir about what it is like to grow up on a homestead.
The Bucolic Plague: How Two Manhattanites Became Gentleman Farmers by Josh Kilmer-Purcell – Excuse me? Michael Perry meets David Sedaris? Sign me up.
Coop: A Family, A Farm, and the Pursuit of One Good Egg by Michael Perry – Speaking of Michael Perry…. Also, if nothing else, I desperately want chickens.
Fair Food: Growing a Healthy, Sustainable Food System for All by Oran B. Hesterman – Tomatoland exposed what is wrong with the tomato industry while offering a short chapter on what is being done to change it and what needs to be done. I think Fair Food will expand on the topic.
Kitchen Literacy: How We Lost Knowledge of Where Food Comes From and Why We Need to Get it Back by Ann Vileisis – I think this title explains enough about why I am interested in this book! It is definitely more on the food side of the equation than the farming, but I imagine that farming plays a big role in it.
A Farm Dies Once A Year by Arlo Crawford – Part memoir, part examination of a local crime. This book sounds so good – but we all have to wait five more months to read it!
And now it is my time to Ask the Expert! Have you read any farming/food memoirs or nonfiction that you think I should add to my TBR? Let me know!
Don’t forget to include your Nonfiction November posts for week 2, whether they are reviews, answers to this week’s prompt, or other musing’s on nonfiction, in this week’s linky at Sophisticated Dorkiness!