Harvest Son: Planting Roots In American Soil by Masumoto David MasHarvest Son: Planting Roots In American Soil by Masumoto David Mas

Harvest Son: Planting Roots In American Soil

byMasumoto David Mas

Paperback | September 7, 1999

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David Mas Masumoto, best-selling author of Epitaph for a Peach, returns to the same ground but digs even deeper in a new, "more ambitious book" in which "he lets his philosophy about man and nature emerge from an absorbing chronicle of his life and that of his Japanese antecedents" (The Economist). This is a book about working alongside the ghosts of generations past, about the search for roots in the tragic history of internment camps and in the rural culture of Japan. It is equally about renewal-reinvigorating the farm with organic techniques, teaching his children how to carry on the work that eighty acres of peaches and grapes demand. Masumoto knits past and present to achieve a rare and essential harmony: holding on to what matters, despite the pressures of time and change. "Take your time, linger" with the book, counsels the San Diego Union-Tribune, "Masumoto's serene tales . . . are like a balm." He is a "remarkable" author, sums up The Atlantic, "with a field, and a sensibility, peculiarly his own."
David Mas Masumoto is the author of Harvest Son and Epitaph for a Peach. His organic farm is in Del Rey, California.
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Title:Harvest Son: Planting Roots In American SoilFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.71 inPublished:September 7, 1999Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393319741

ISBN - 13:9780393319743

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This absorbing, philosophical book reflects on the life of the author and his Japanese ancestors. Harvest Son talks about his search for roots in a past that includes brutal internment camps and rural life. David Mas Masumoto also touches on the future and shares with readers the way he taught his children to work on the 80 acres of land that he owns with his father.