A Farm Dies Once A Year ($25.00, 272 pp) by Arlo Crawford is a memoir about the author returning to the farm where his parents grew crops for nearly forty years. As he chronicles the course of one full growing season, Crawford ponders both the highs and lows of the farmers’ lifestyle while reconciling with his family’s legacy.

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