Measure of the Year: Reflections on Home, Family, and a Life Fully Lived

byRoderick Haig-brownForeword byBrian Brett

Paperback | September 15, 2011

Measure of the Year: Reflections on Home, Family, and a Life Fully Lived by Roderick Haig-brown
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Roderick L. Haig-Brown welcomes us onto his lush farm for a year of insights and observations. In this eloquently written account, Haig-Brown, his wife Ann and their four children tour us through each season, and teach us the ways in which the Earth governs the events in our lives. Haig-Brown observes salmon, blue grouse, blacktail deer and robins, with a soft eye and gentle appreciation for their trials. He discerns how the weather interacts with the land, and how the land interacts with our attempts at civilization. Haig-Brown also discusses his work at a magistrate, and the challenges of marriage, amateur book collecting, the craft of the writer, and the meaning of community. A snap shot of rural BC in the 1950s, Measure of the Year is a country story, told by a man happy in his chosen way of life.

Roderick L. Haig-Brown (1908-1976) was a Canadian writer, magistrate and conservationist. A prolific writer, he is the author of twenty-eight books and hundreds of articles, essays and poems. Some of the titles include Saltwater Summer (Governor General Award Winner, 1948), A River Never Sleeps, and Fisherman’s Summer. In recognition o...
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Title:Measure of the Year: Reflections on Home, Family, and a Life Fully LivedFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:240 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.62 inShipping dimensions:240 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.62 inPublished:September 15, 2011Publisher:TouchWood EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1926971655

ISBN - 13:9781926971650

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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