Upstairs the Peasants are Revolting

More Family Life in a Farmhouse
Product Number: EB00681693
Released: Jul 28, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781680992762
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
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Entertaining tales of life in rural Oregon from a Mennonite minister's wife and mother of six. With some books, you can't tell if the tears you suddenly find on your cheeks are from laughing or from crying. Dorcas Smucker writes so vividly about life with her six kids that you'll be convinced you have a place at their table, your own seat in their van, a list of chores with your name at the top, and a small hankering for trouble-just like one of the family. Jenny asks questions endlessly like, What's inside your lips? Matt has serial obsessions-animals to astronomy. Ben drops caterpillars down the gaps in the porch floor and has a twelve-year collection of scars. Emily moves effortlessly from being a whirling Queen of the Smuckers to posing as a pompous science lecturer. Amy phones home to report that New York City is not dangerous and We girls walk outside at night. And nine-year-old Steven from Kenya joins the family, soon demonstrating the same compulsion as his new brothers by throwing balls in the living room. What makes this essay collection a standout is Dorcas's Mother voice. With each new development, she's clear about the outcome she's hoping for, less certain about how she'll accomplish it, willing to confess the way things unfold. Bravely honest and hilariously humble, she never fails to give courage to parents and others who enjoy tagging along on her personal maternal joyride.

Author(s): Dorcas Smucker
Genre: Religion
Original Publish Date: Sep 01, 2007

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