Epitaph for a Peach: Four Seasons on My Family Farm

by David M. Masumoto

Paperback, 1996




HarperOne (1996), 256 pages


An eloquent piece of nature writing by a young author with a farmer's calluses and a poet's soul, this book is about saving a peach, saving a farm, saving a family, saving a way of life--it is a story about finding "home."--From publisher description.

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LibraryThing member bfister
The memoir / reflections of a small fruit farmer in California who decides not to bulldoze an orchard of trees that produce yummy peaches that can't be easily placed in the market because they are too tender to be easily shipped. It's a quiet and thoughtful book about farming and families and our attitudes toward food.
LibraryThing member csoki637
It's unfortunate I didn't write a review while the book was still fresh in my mind. From what I remember, it was a well-written account of the author's experience as a third-generation Japanese farmer in Central California. The memoir offers a glimpse into the difficulty of farming today. The discussions of immigrant farming, pesticides, and the role of consumer demands were interesting, and the scene of the author and his family rushing to save their crop of raisins from the rain is one that stayed vivid in my mind.… (more)


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