Laura's Reviews > Goat Song: A Seasonal Life, A Short History of Herding, and the Art of Making Cheese

Goat Song by Brad Kessler
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Jun 09, 11

bookshelves: biography, nonfiction
Read in June, 2011

Absolutely lovely writing characterizes this book. No matter what subject Kessler could have chosen - including a detailed description of how goats reproduce - the beautiful way he pieces together language transcends. I especially liked how he kept to a pastoral tradition, even directly discussing it at many points throughout the book, but never allows the book to become idealistic or precious in an annoying sense. He stays true to the purity of the life he depicts with simple, clear, pure language. This was a delight to read.
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