The Farmer's Son

Calving Season on a Family Farm
Product Number: EB00729908
Released: May 07, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781328578006
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For fans of The Shepherd's Life, a poignant memoir-and #1 Irish bestseller-about a wayward son's return home to his family's farm, and how he found a new beginning in an age-old worldFarming has been in John Connell's family for generations, but he never intended to follow in his father's footsteps. Until, one winter, after more than a decade away, he finds himself back on the farm. Connell records the hypnotic rhythm of the farming day-cleaning the barns, caring for the herd, tending to sickly lambs, helping the cows give birth. Alongside the routine events, there are the unforeseen moments when things go wrong: when a calf fails to thrive, when a sheep goes missing, when illness breaks out, when an argument between father and son erupts and things are said that cannot be unsaid.The Farmer's Son is the story of a calving season, and the story of a man who emerges from depression to find hope in the place he least expected to find it. It is the story of Connell's life as a farmer, and of his relationship with the community of County Longford, with his faith, with the animals he tends, and, above all, with his father.

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Author(s): John Connell
Original Publish Date: May 07, 2019

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Author(s): John Connell
Narrator(s): Alan Smyth
Product Number DD45231
Released: May 07, 2019
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Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781684574070
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Author(s): John Connell
Narrator(s): Alan Smyth
Product Number Z100150217
Released: May 07, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781684574063

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