Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living
By (author) Carrie Tiffany
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Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living by Carrie Tiffany
Book DescriptionThe "Better-Farming Train" slides through the wheat fields and small towns of 1930s Australia, bringing advice to farmers. Amid the swaying cars full of cows, pigs, and crops, a strange and swift seduction occurs between Jean Finnegan, a sewing instructor, and Robert Pettergree, a scientist with an unusual taste for soil. In an atmosphere of heady idealism, they settle in the impoverished Mallee farmland with the ambition of transforming the land through science. In luminous prose Tiffany writes about the challenges of farming, the character of small towns, the stark and terrifying beauty of the Australian landscape, and the fragile relationship between man, science, and nature. This is a sensual and startlingly original debut that establishes Carrie Tiffany as one of the great new voices in fiction.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780743286381
Paperback / softback
(202mm x 134mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Scribner Book Company
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
Publish Date: 10-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United States
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It is 1943; billowing dust and information, the government 'Better Farming Train' slides across rural Australia, bringing expert advice to those living on the land. Amongst the swaying cars an unlikely seduction occurs between Robert, a man with an unusual taste for soil, and Jean, a young seamstress.
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