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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


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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes English
Print version record
SUBJECT Marty family.
Marty, Gayla -- Homes and haunts
Marty, Gayla -- Childhood and youth
Marty family fast (OCoLC)fst00216706
Marty, Gayla. fast (OCoLC)fst01985947
Marty, Gayla. fast/nic/nac
Subject Farmers -- United States -- Biography
Farm life -- Minnesota -- Pine County -- History -- 20th century
Family farms -- Minnesota -- Pine County -- History -- 20th century
Journalists -- United States -- Biography
Trees -- Minnesota -- Pine County
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Agriculture -- Agronomy -- Crop Science.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Science & Technology.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Agriculture -- Agronomy -- General.
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI)
Family farms
Farm life
Minnesota -- Pine County
United States
Genre/Form Biographies.
Christian fiction.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009045646
ISBN 9780816673797