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The farmer's son : calving season on a family farm / John Connell.

Connell, John 1986- (author.).

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Rockville Public Library B CONNELL B&T (Text to phone) 34035144448988 Adult Biography Checked out 07/01/2019

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General Note: First published, titled "The cow book : a story of life on an Irish family farm", in Great Britain by Granta Books, 2018.
Summary, etc.: "For fans of The Shepherd's Life, a poignant memoir -- and #1 Irish bestseller -- about a wayward son's return home to his family's farm, and how he found a new beginning in an age-old world Farming has been in John Connell's family for generations, but he never intended to follow in his father's footsteps. Until, one winter, after more than a decade away, he finds himself back on the farm. Connell records the hypnotic rhythm of the farming day -- cleaning the barns, caring for the herd, tending to sickly lambs, helping the cows give birth. Alongside the routine events, there are the unforeseen moments when things go wrong: when a calf fails to thrive, when a sheep goes missing, when illness breaks out, when an argument between father and son erupts and things are said that cannot be unsaid. The Farmer's Son is the story of a calving season, and the story of a man who emerges from depression to find hope in the place he least expected to find it. It is the story of Connell's life as a farmer, and of his relationship with the community of County Longford, with his faith, with the animals he tends, and, above all, with his father." --
Subject: Calves Ireland Anecdotes
Cattle Breeding Ireland Anecdotes
Cattle Parturition Ireland Anecdotes
Farm life Ireland Biography
Connell, John 1986-
Genre: Biographies.

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