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Author Marty, Gayla.

Title Memory of trees : a daughter's story of a family farm / Gayla Marty
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 237 pages) : illustrations
Contents Attachment : light : elm -- Things of the spirit : maple -- Two barns : oak -- The word : birch -- Houses : spruce -- Separation : husbands and wives : apple -- Memory of trees : fig -- The way out : pine -- Wake : cedar -- Epilogue : what remains
Summary Memory of Trees is a multigenerational story of Gayla Marty's family farm near Rush City, Minnesota. Cleared from woodlands by her great-grandfather Jacob in the 1880s, the farm passed to her father, Gordon, and his brother, Gaylon. Hewing to a conservative Swedish Baptist faith, the two brothers worked the farm, raising their families in side-by-side houses. As the years go by, the families growand slowly grow apart. Uncle Gaylon, more doctrinaire in his faith, rails against the permissiveness of Gayla's parents. Financial tensions arise as well when the farm economy weakens and none of the
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Subject Marty, Gayla -- Childhood and youth.
Marty, Gayla -- Homes and haunts.
Marty family.
Family farms -- Minnesota -- Pine County -- History -- 20th century.
Farm life -- Minnesota -- Pine County -- History -- 20th century.
Farmers -- United States -- Biography.
Journalists -- United States -- Biography.
Trees -- Minnesota -- Pine County.
Genre/Form Biography.
Christian fiction.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009045646
ISBN 0816673799 (electronic bk.)
9780816673797 (electronic bk.)