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Gene everlasting : a contrary farmer's thoughts on living forever

Author: Gene Logsdon
Publisher: White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing, [2014]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contains the reflections, by turns humorous and heart-wrenching, on nature, death, and eternity - all from the perspective of the contrary farmer, Gene Logsdon. Readers will find Logsdon in top philosophical form as he recounts the joys and tragedies from his childhood in Ohio, adulthood, and childrearing, as well as his recent bout with cancer. With each story, Logsdon keeps an eye toward the lessons that farming  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal Narratives
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Logsdon, Gene.
Gene everlasting
(DLC) 2013040398
(OCoLC)861324109
Named Person: Gene Logsdon; Gene Logsdon; Gene Logsdon
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gene Logsdon
ISBN: 9781603585408 1603585400
OCLC Number: 897468342
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 177 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Impermanent pastures --
Garden therapy along with chemotherapy --
How long is forever? --
Killdeer woman --
Marble orchards can be fruit orchards, too --
Oh, those glorious keys to eternal life --
Georgie the cat --
Intimations of immortality I : The chickweed version --
Intimations of immortality II : The pigweed version --
Why are they killing themselves? --
Maybe God is a pure red iris --
Resilience in nature --
The parsnip way to everlasting life --
The day the pigs must die --
Buzzard bait --
Confound compound interest : Our almost immortal invention --
How to survive people --
Staying longer in the saddle --
Secret crying places --
Facing death --
One more spring.
Other Titles: Contrary farmer's thoughts on living forever
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Contains the reflections, by turns humorous and heart-wrenching, on nature, death, and eternity - all from the perspective of the contrary farmer, Gene Logsdon. Readers will find Logsdon in top philosophical form as he recounts the joys and tragedies from his childhood in Ohio, adulthood, and childrearing, as well as his recent bout with cancer. With each story, Logsdon keeps an eye toward the lessons that farming and his underlying connection to nature have taught him about life and its mysteries.

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Kirkus Reviews- STARRED REVIEW: "A self-proclaimed contrarian and octogenarian cancer survivor finds renewal in the prospect of death while raising issues that challenge science and religion alike. Read more...

 
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