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Author: Howard Kohn
ISBN: 0803278152
Language: English
Pages: 288 pages
Category: Regional U.S.
Publisher: Bison Books (November 1, 2004)
Rating: 4.1
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Howard Kohn’s The Last Farmer is a memoir of his father’s last seasons working the Michigan farm where they both were raised.

Howard Kohn’s The Last Farmer is a memoir of his father’s last seasons working the Michigan farm where they both were raised.

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Howard Kohn's The Last Farmer is a memoir of his father's last seasons working the Michigan farm where they both were raised.

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Howard Kohn’s The Last Farmer is a memoir of his father’s last seasons working the Michigan farm where they were both raised. Fredrick Kohn had farmed the family homestead in the Saginaw Valley since his return from World War II. After forty years, with advancing age, failing health, bad weather, falling prices, pesky oil drillers, creeping suburban sprawl, and the exodus of his children, he starts to wonder if maybe the time has come to stop.

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Howard Kohn’s The Last Farmer is a memoir of his father’s last seasons working the Michigan farm where they both were raised. It is a place that Kohn, a former editor at Rolling Stone, has left many times but keeps coming back to.

Fredrick Kohn farmed the family homestead in the Saginaw Valley since his return from World War II. After forty years, with advancing age, failing health, bad weather, falling prices, pesky oil drillers, creeping suburban sprawl, and the exodus of his children, he starts to wonder if maybe the time has come to stop. The habits of a lifetime of hard work and economy are not easy to give up. Nor are the independence, the small gratifications, and the countless responsibilities that are the traditional farmer’s lot.

The Last Farmer is a rare story of a father’s determination and adaptation, a son’s realizations about his father, and a family’s love for the land that leads to understanding rather than tragedy.

Comments (7)
Snowseeker
Family. Heritage. History. Farming. German. Lutheran. Hardships. Reality. Dow Chemical Company. Money. Proliferation. Environment. Ecology. Economy. Life/Death. Choices. Love. Respect. Life. The Last Farmer is the author’s microscopic look back on the life he could have had and the one he chose, and in doing so, saw his life and family with new eyes and appreciation. I liked the no-fairy-tale ending, the Afterward and the Epilogue; the rest of the story.
energy breath
Fantastic! I read it. Sent it to my sister and she and her husband read it. Now, my nephew and niece are reading it
and will give it to his mother to read next! This was a bargain. A well-written book! My sister went to school with Howard
and his dad's farm was just around the corner from place I own and the place my sister owns. Went over to locate the
place but the buildings seem to be missing-the church is not.
LONUDOG
This book is captivating from beginning to end. I've recommended it to many people--what great character descriptions and such a moving story! Howard Kohn left his family farm for a writing career, and though the theme of this book seems to be change and Kohn details many challenges farmers face today, it's the characters that grab you. His stubborn farmer father is a truly memorable character, but the best part of this book was Kohn's surprising realization near the end that he was actually a lot like his father and that "writing and farming are endeavors of the solitary driven soul, driving against the odds." An inspiring book for memoir writers and local food advocates. A timeless book that will stay on my bookshelf for a long time!
Ance
Kohn writes in a style that drew me in and left me wanting more. This was an honest, open introspection that revealed as much about the community in which he grew up as it did about his father, family and himself. A great read! I enjoyed it very much.
Qiahmagha
Very good book about a German Family farming and how each generation must change for the challenges ahead of them.
Debeme
Thanks
Usaxma
Great book
I was very happy with the books I ordered. Howard Kohn is actually a relative of my children on their dad's side. It was nice to be able to give them a part of their history.