Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Five top books about farmers

Evie Wyld grew up in Australia and London, where she currently lives. She received an MA in Creative and Life Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London, and was featured as one of Granta’s New Voices in May 2008.

Her novels are After the Fire, a Still Small Voice and All the Birds, Singing.

One of Wyld's five favorite books about farmers, as told to the Telegraph:
Pearl S Buck’s The Good Earth (1931) shows a life of almost relentless toughness for Wang Lung and O-Lan. Plough the earth in the morning, give birth in the afternoon, sow seeds as night falls, always keeping their eyes turned to the soil.
Read about the other four books Wyld tagged.

The Good Earth is one of Tiger Mom's 5 best books on being a Mother.

Visit Evie Wyld's website.

The Page 69 Test: After the Fire, a Still Small Voice.

--Marshal Zeringue