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We Have All Gone Away-88 (Ihc)

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In We Have All Gone Away, his emotionally moving memoir, Curtis Harnack tells of growing up during the Great Depression on an Iowa farm among six siblings and an extended family of relatives. With a directness and a beauty that recall Thoreau, Harnack balances a child’s impressions with the knowledge of an adult looking back to produce what Publishers Weekly called “a coun

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Paperback, 188 pages
Published February 1st 1988 by Iowa State Press
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James Schaap
Nov 24, 2015 James Schaap rated it it was amazing
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It's a beautiful book, really, one of the finest I've read in some time. Curtis Harnack is local, born and reared on a farm not so very far from here, just outside of Remsen, Iowa, on land his family still owns. Unlike Frederick Manfred, who was older, Curtis Harnack's boyhood didn't include horses. Farming on his Plymouth County farm were more mechanized than they were in Doon in the early years of the 20th century, but still a whole era away from what we now call "agribusiness."

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Sharla
Aug 03, 2014 Sharla rated it it was ok
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I thought a book on growing up in Iowa would be very interesting. Too vulgar. Didn't finish the book.
Catherine
Dec 30, 2013 Catherine rated it it was amazing
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A beautiful memoir. His reflections on life as a boy on an Iowa farm capture the time in a wise and thoughtful way.
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