But the centerpiece of this book is the title essay which embodies every element of Larry Brown's most emotional attachments-to the family, the land, the animals. This is a book for every Larry Brown fan. It is also an invaluable book for every reader interested in how a great writer responds, both personally and artistically, to the patch of land he lives on.
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“Thicker Than Blood,” short but effective, returns to Brown’s frequent subject, hunting, to tell how the older men in his small-town community initiated him into the world of hunting and its “reserves of good memories,” filling in for the father who died when he was 16 (and who didn’t hunt anyway).| Read Full Review of Billy Ray's Farm
As Brown details his own efforts to impose harmony on his farm by building a house ("Shack"), protecting his stock from predators ("Goatsongs"), clearing brush and stocking fish ("By the Pond"), he balances pastoral odes with a clear-eyed accounting of the costs of country living.| Read Full Review of Billy Ray's Farm
You will not drive past farmland again after reading "Billy Ray's Farm" without thinking of that story.Jan 21 2011 | Read Full Review of Billy Ray's Farm
These are quite literally epistles from Tula -- the tiny Mississippi hamlet of the subtitle -- where novelist Brown (Fay and Joe) lives and writes.Aug 10 2001 | Read Full Review of Billy Ray's Farm
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