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The Earth Abideth

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The Linthorne family settle in the untilled farmland of Ohio in 1866--a man who could turn raw earth into prosperity--but could not know the love of his sons; a beautiful woman who sacrifices her feelings for the sake of her family; and four children who fulfill destinies far different from their parents' dreams.
Hardcover, 342 pages
Published October 1st 1986 by Ohio State University Press
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The Earth Abideth is a tale of life in rural Ohio of the last half of the 19th century. The quote, "One generation passeth away and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth forever," is the underlying theme. It's a story of family and community, of pride, of life and death. The setting is Bloom Township, Fairfield County, Ohio, which is about halfway between Columbus and Lancaster.
The book is a well written and a perceptive look into life of the times. I worked in Lithopolis for 16 yea
I actually enjoy historical novels and this one did not disappoint at all. I was entranced from the beginning and I wanted more, but alas, it what all good books do to reader...They leave us wanting...
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