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More Scenes From the Rural Life

By Verlyn Klinkenborg (Princeton Architectural Press, 2013) Buy It Now

Born and raised on an Iowa farm, longtime New York Times columnist Klinkenborg celebrates the milestones and grace notes of life on his own farm in upstate New York. Attuned to details of both nature and phrase, he is excellent company. Although one of these eloquent essays describes listening to Middlemarch during a cross-country drive, his own writing suggest a humbler geography, perfectly sized to be read while enjoying a first cup of coffee in a sunlit kitchen.