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In Fertile Soil: Stories of the California Dream, Mary Smathers presents the light and dark sides of contemporary California, the perseverance of its residents and the richness of its culture across a grand sweep of history. Smathers focuses on those who demonstrate tenacious resilience as they tackle adversity, accepting challenges they could more easily shirk. The charac ...more
Kindle Edition, 248 pages
Published August 6th 2016 by mks publishing
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It is inserting book, i definitely recommend this book to anyone.
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For whatever reason, I was expecting historical stories...the 1800's type. Fooled me. lol It was however, an interesting read. You were drawn in to each vignette and end up wanting to know more when it was finished. I did like how the last several chapters tied in to each other. It was well written and enjoyable to read.
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After a full career in education and business, Mary Smathers shifted her focus to creativity and writing. Mary reports for La Voz de Guanacaste, a bilingual, regional Costa Rican newspaper. Fertile Soil: Stories of the California Dream is her first work of fiction.

Smathers’s interest in both the resilience of working people tackling adversity, and the historic roots and wide-reaching consequenc
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