Five Thousand Days Like This One by Jane Brox
An American Family History

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Wnen her father dies and leaves her to decide the fate of the family farm, Jane Brox wonders how family identity--language, food, a grandfather's wish for "five thousand days like this one"--can endure when so few traces of former lives are left. With a poet's eye and a historian's hunger, she is driven to search out her family's past in the fascinating and quintessentially American history of the Merrimack Valley, its farmers, and the immigrant workers caught up in the industrial textile age.

About Jane Brox

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Jane Brox, who lives in the Merrimack Valley in Massachusetts, was the recipient of a 1994 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship.
Published March 1, 1999 by Beacon Press. 192 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Literature & Fiction, Travel. Non-fiction

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