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The horizontal world : growing up wild in the middle of nowhere

Author: Debra K Marquart
Publisher: New York : Counterpoint, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A wry memoir about a family farm, a father, and a daughter, and why it's so hard to go home again. Debra Marquart grew up on a family farm in rural North Dakota--on land her family had worked for generations. From the earliest age she knew she wanted out; surely life had more to offer than this unyielding daily grind, she thought. But she was never able to abandon it completely. In this distinctive memoir, she  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Debra K Marquart; Debra K Marquart; Debra K Marquart
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Debra K Marquart
ISBN: 1582433453 9781582433455
OCLC Number: 62090728
Awards: Commended for Society of Midland Authors Award (Adult Nonfiction) 2007
Description: xxiii, 270 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Prologue: Pilgrim Soul xi --
1 Things Not Seen in a Rearview Mirror 1 --
2 The Land Husband 27 --
3 The Most Famous Person from North Dakota 53 --
4 Prodigal Daughters 73 --
5 The Horizontal Life 97 --
6 On Lost and Crazy Sisters 119 --
7 Between Earth and Sky 137 --
8 Great Falls 159 --
9 To Kill a Deer 177 --
10 Failures of the Heart 205 --
11 Signs and Wonders 227 --
Epilogue: Sustainable Agriculture: The Farmer's Daughter Revisited 253.
Responsibility: Debra Marquart.
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A wry memoir about a family farm, a father, and a daughter, and why it's so hard to go home again. Debra Marquart grew up on a family farm in rural North Dakota--on land her family had worked for generations. From the earliest age she knew she wanted out; surely life had more to offer than this unyielding daily grind, she thought. But she was never able to abandon it completely. In this distinctive memoir, she chronicles this process of flight and return--not only from and to a particular landscape, but to respect and admiration for her father. Poet Marquart offers a deeply intelligent rumination on the meaning of native ground, on freedom and security, and on the forging of identity.--From publisher description.

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by bobrobboy (WorldCat user on 2008-05-15)

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Compelling Memoir

by akautzman (WorldCat user published 2008-05-08) Very Good Permalink
If you've grown up in a rural place or on a farm, this book will wash you over with memories. With a loving but realistic look at her life, this book addresses class, gender, town/farm, and education divides. It is also an affectionate retelling of one woman's story -- which, like all good autobiographies,...
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