Carrying Water as a Way of Life by Linda Tatelbaum
A Homesteader's History

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When Linda Tatelbaum and her husband headed "back-to-the-land" in 1977 to build a solar house and raise their food in Maine, they found the simple life more complex than they ever imagined. With ingenuity, grit, and flexibility, they balanced their idealistic values with the pragmatic demands of adult life. Through two decades of witnessing rural towns vanishing under pressure from development, Linda's eloquent voice has defended the land, insisting it is not a commodity. A chronicle of keeping faith with nature, these lyrical, wry, and feisty essays celebrate human effort while mourning the loss of wilderness and community.

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Romance author Jayne Ann Krentz was born in Borrego Springs, California on March 28, 1948. She received a B.A. in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Masters degree in library science from San Jose State University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a librarian. Her novels include: Truth or Dare, All Night Long, and Copper Beach. She has written under seven different names: Jayne Bentley, Amanda Glass, Stephanie James, Jayne Taylor, Jayne Castle, Amanda Quick and Jayne Ann Krentz. Her first book, Gentle Pirate, was published in 1980 under the name Jayne Castle. She currently uses only three personas to represent her three specialties. She uses the name Jayne Ann Krentz for her contemporary pieces, Amanda Quick for her historical fiction pieces, and Jayne Castle for her futuristic pieces. She has received numerous awards for her work including the 1995 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Trust Me, the 2004 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Falling Awake, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, the Romantic Times Jane Austen Award, and the Susan Koppelman Award for Feminist Studies for Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance.
Published April 1, 1997 by About Time Press. 128 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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In the mid-1970s, when the New Hampshire college where she was an assistant professor collapsed, Tatelbaum and her husband, her former dean, joined the homesteading movement in Maine, buying 75 acres

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