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Sarah Frey's THE GROWING SEASON, with journalist Ada Calhoun, the story of the author's rise from humble beginnings, on her own terms, without ever leaving the land she loved; fed up with her parents' continual cycle of losing the farm to the bank, then buying it back, at age 15 she started her own business selling pumpkins and melons out of the family station wagon and ...more
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    The Growing Season: How I Saved an American Farm--And Built a New Life
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    Thomas Kelley
    Mar 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    The Growing Season is one of those books that from the first page you will want to crawl into your comfy spot to read because you will not want to stop till you get to the end.

    Sarah Frey the author and of course the main focus of this book is a special kind of person who grows up on Southern Illinois farm where on the outward appearance is idyllic with an 80 acre farm/ranch with a white farm house she has 21 yes 21 sisters, brothers and half siblings. They are not living all together but what a
    Mar 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    While this is similar to Heartland and Educated, where it differs is that Sarah Frey created an organization that brought jobs to her community and her family together. She told the story of her family growing up and the tough lessons her father taught her and her brothers. Those lessons made Sarah tough to begin earning her own way starting at 15. She went to high school, worked, and took college classes at night. She started her business small picking up the melon routes from her mother then ...more
    Mar 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    I received an advanced copy, and this proved to be a quick, enjoyable read. I especially appreciated gaining insight into Frey's unique circumstances (significant poverty in the rural Midwest), as well as her ingenious methods for rising far, far above the situation into which she was born. In the memoir, she tells stories of generosity, strength, and forgiveness that are incredibly inspiring. Her positive attitude, self-confidence, and unwavering belief that she has the ability to meet any ...more
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    Mar 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Given what we all are facing with CV19, we all could use a little Sarah Frey in us. The woman has grit and sass. Not finished, but it is an excellent read!
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