A dream she never expected to come true. Until a hot summer afternoon led to a drive in the country, where a place that had existed only in her fantasies turned out to be real—and for sale. The place is almost too perfect to be believed, but there it is: And in that moment she knows that this is the spot where her future begins. So she drags her boyfriend Alex, a committed urban dweller with zero agricultural awareness who owns a poodle, into her scheme, hoping that love will somehow conquer all.
But buying a postcard—fifty acres of scenery—and living on it are two entirely different matters.marsel.nichost.ru/modules
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It is a journey peopled by unforgettable characters: Her descriptions are strong enough to make even readers unfamiliar with her situation feel moved, as when she writes, "A mother's love comes on like a thunderstorm. You may or may not hear the rumble as it approaches, you may or may not have time to close your windows and call in your cat. But when the storm comes, the storm is all there is. The sky opens and weeps and howls and devours. She should also get coverage in the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania media, which could help sales.
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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The Exact Same Moon: Fifty Acres and a Family 3. Now she returns with a funny, touching, and personal new memoir of what happens after your dream comes true With a picture-postcard farm, a wonderful marriage, two mules, and a new refrigerator that spits crushed ice, what more can a girl In Fifty Acres and a Poodle , Jeanne Marie Laskas described how she survived her first hilariously tumultuous year at Sweetwater Farm.
With a picture-postcard farm, a wonderful marriage, two mules, and a new refrigerator that spits crushed ice, what more can a girl ask for? Two years ago they left the city behind for a life filled with the practical, often comical, lessons of living close to the land—and they never looked back. Yet when her strong-willed mom is hospitalized with a sudden and mysterious paralysis, Jeanne Marie rushes home to Philadelphia and her extended, sometimes chaotic, but always loving family.
With warmth, wisdom, and unfailing humor, Laskas tells the poignant story of her search for motherhood—and what happens when a woman risks happily-ever-after for something even more precious.
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As she tends to her own ailing mother, Jeanne Marie discovers that the challenges and rewards of living with Mother Nature pale in comparison to those awakened by the nature of mothering. From "borrowing" sheep to help mow the lawn and sitting in on the racy hay jokes at the Agway Equine Clinic, to befriending the notorious old lady who holds the water rights to their future pond, corrupting the neighbors with satellite TV, and learning the fine art of going a-calling, Laskas proves once again that laughter, love, and wisdom are truly homegrown.
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Lists with This Book. Dec 16, Sarah rated it it was ok Shelves: I decided to give this author another try after being underwhelmed by Fifty Acres and a Poodle. It became increasingly obvious that the author follows a distinct and to me, displeasing formula and her chatty style began to grate. Still, I had the third book in the Sweetwater Farm series home from the library already so Mar 22, Amy rated it it was amazing Shelves: I just loved, loved this! The author's conversations with herself and stream of consciousness type writing. It was all so real.
I could picture myself saying and thinking some of the exact same things. The beginning is a bit slow, but then the beautiful last half as she goes through IVF and adopting from China. One of my favorite memoirs in a long time. Nov 16, Sally rated it really liked it Shelves: Review to follow - Pg " I lower my head onto the steering wheel. And it's here, outside an abandoned coal mine, sitting in a car next to a beagle wearing a bright red bow, that I sob the sob of a lifetime Oct 19, Lauren rated it it was ok.
There is absolutely no coherant story line to this "book. The author is likeable, and I'm happy for her, but this stream-of-consciousness was tedious and distracting. Only mildly interesting, and written in a very annoying style.
The Exact Same Moon: Fifty Acres and a Family
Apr 19, Melissa Kayden rated it really liked it. Really enjoyed the second book in her series about her personal life on the farm. Looking forward to getting the third one soon! Feb 24, Antof9 rated it liked it Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Recently we noted that we were beginning to finish each other's sentences. Pretty soon we may start speaking our own language, like kids raised by wolves.
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Is this author that unaware of what people-who-spend-time-together do, or That's one of my favorite things about marriage. We know each other. And it's a favorite part of other relationships, too.
When a friend and I start singi "We have been cooped up together for two happily-ever-after years. When a friend and I start singing the same song at the same time, or start a quote from FRIENDS that we don't even need to finish, we know exactly what the other person is thinking. And that's a good thing. Maybe, though, what she's really saying, even in the beginning of the book without acknowledging it yet, that she wants a child. Because that's where this is going. Toward a baby girl from China. But I'm getting ahead of myself. There's some great writing in this.
I found myself tearing up so many times that I stopped tracking where. Her mother gets sick and there is just some great stuff in there, even if I don't have the relationship with my mother that she has with hers. I did think this was interesting, though, and it's the part that earned the "made me think" shelf tag here on Goodreads: She said she's done with GBS. It's time to go forward. That's me, I'm a moving-forward kind of person.
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