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Kristin Kimball | Good Husbandry: A Memoir

k kimballCome listen to Kristin Kimball, author of the beloved bestselling memoir The Dirty Life, read from and discuss her new book Good Husbandry: A Memoir.

The Dirty Life chronicled Kimball's move from New York City to 500 acres near Lake Champlain where she started a new farm with her partner, Mark. In Good Husbandry, she reveals what happened over the next five years at Essex Farm.

 

Farming has many ups and downs, and the middle years were hard for the Kimballs. Mark got injured, the weather turned against them, and the farm faced financial pressures. Meanwhile, they had two small children to care for. How does one traverse the terrain of a maturing marriage and the transition from being a couple to being a family? How will the farm survive? What does a family need in order to be happy?

"Kimball writes in vivid but unsentimental language, equal parts dirt and poetry." -- Burlington Free Press

Kristin Kimball is a farmer and a writer living in northern New York. Prior to farming, Kimball worked as a freelance writer, writing teacher, and as an assistant to a literary agent in New York City. A graduate of Harvard University, she and her husband Mark have run Essex Farm since 2003, where they live with their two daughters.


Free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended as space is limited. Please call 802-649-1114 or email info@norwichbookstore.com to save a seat.

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
291 Main St
Norwich, VT
Good Husbandry: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501111532
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Published: Scribner - October 15th, 2019

From the celebrated author of the beloved bestseller The Dirty Life, a “beguiling memoir about the simple life” (Elle), Kristin Kimball describes the delicious highs and sometimes excruciating lows of life on Essex Farm—a 500-acre farm that produces a full diet for a community of 250 people.

The Dirty Life chronicled Kimball’s move from Ne


The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781416551614
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Published: Scribner - April 12th, 2011

From a “graceful, luminous writer with an eye for detail” (Minneapolis Star Tribune), this riveting memoir explores a year on a sustainable farm.

When Kristin Kimball left New York City to interview a dynamic young farmer named Mark, her world changed. On an impulse, she shed her city self and started a new farm with him on five hundred acres near Lake Champlain.