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Joan Donaldson

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Reading and writing summarize how I spent most of my childhood, and then I married a farmer. I still love both activities, but now I must braid together reading, writing and caring for a farm, a large garden, and all the other various activities that sustain our homestead. Yet, those jobs precipitate stories that flow into both my personal essays and novels.
When I am not working, I play my harp and piece quilts for the love of color.


The Irish coined the phrase: bright spells and showers, and those words describe the fall view out my window. Brilliant red and orange sassafras leaves, tawny oaks, against a flow blue sky...then clouds darken and fling rain across my farm.
Another bright spots during the showers is a visit to our mushroom logs. I've picked several perfect shiitake mushrooms that looked like chocolate truffles a... Read more of this blog post »
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A Pebble and a Pen
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Wedded to the Land: Stories...
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The Real Pretend
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How to Make Maple Syrup
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A Stranger On My Land by Sandra Merville Hart
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In A Stranger on My Land by Sandra Merville Hart, readers will discover a tender story and learn more about the Civil War battle that took place on Lookout Mountain near Chattanooga, Tennessee. One of this novella’s strengths is the strong sense of p ...more
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Strange Love by Lisa Lenzo
"I loved this collection. The characters are extremely well-drawn and distinct. Lenzo has a great eye for telling moments between people. Annie and Marly, a mother and daughter both looking for love, encounter men that run the gamut from the scary..." Read more of this review »
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"I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads. The simple lifestyle that Joan Donaldson displays through her book, Wedded to the Land: Stories from a Simple Life on an Organic Fruit Farm, is surprisingly alluring. Joan's vivid descri..." Read more of this review »
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Wedded to the Land by Joan Donaldson
"The author of this collection of essays is my friend. She and her husband live on an organic blueberry farm near Lake Michigan. These essays are a window into a life intimately connected -- wedded -- to the land. They illuminate the struggles and..." Read more of this review »
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