A Country Year: Living the Questions
When her thirty-year marriage broke up, Sue Hubbell found herself alone and broke on a small Ozarks farm. Keeping bees, she found solace in the natural world. She began to write, challenging herself to tell the absolute truth about her life and the things that she cared about. The result is one of the best-loved books ever written about life on the land, about a woman find...more
She writes extremely well, and in this book she reflects on nature's intricacies and "queerness" and man's place in the world. She (and the reader) become captivated by such oddities as the chigger whose chewing on t...more
Other than the transcendent writing, what impressed me most was Sue's eye and mind. She notices things that I would not, and then she reflects upon them and understands them bette...more
If I can find other books that make me this excited to read...more
What an awesome book. Maybe I appreciate it more because she reflects on life in the Ozarks and observes the flora and fauna I'm familiar with, but her calm and intriguing style is access...more
This book came to me from a used bookstore in a college town. A past reader made beautiful little notes on slips of paper, which are sprinkled throughout the book. From these notes, I can tell we shared a similar experience while reading this book.
It's like a breath of fresh air!
It's the memories of a 50-something divorcee who lives out in a cabin in the Ozark Mountains. She tells the stories in seasons starting with Spring. I love her descriptions of the wildlife and plants. She's a beekeeper and her stories about the bees and their culture are fascinating. She has a great up front writing style, very easy to read. I really enjoyed this book and will check out others by this author!
Her honesty is matched by her writing skill and have read this several times and discover something new every time.
A delightful account of five seasons in a cabin in the Ozarks. I loved it.