Epitaph for a peach

four seasons on my family farm by David Mas Masumoto

Publisher: HarperSanFrancisco in [San Francisco, Calif.]

Written in English
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Places:

  • California,
  • Del Rey,
  • Del Rey.

Subjects:

  • Masumoto, David Mas,
  • Peach growers -- California -- Del Rey -- Biography,
  • Japanese American farmers -- California -- Del Rey -- Biography,
  • Farm life -- California -- Del Rey,
  • Peaches -- California -- Del Rey,
  • Raisins -- California -- Del Rey

Edition Notes

StatementDavid Mas Masumoto.
GenreBiography.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsS417.M366 A3 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 233 p. :
Number of Pages233
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1113611M
ISBN 10006251024X, 0062510258
LC Control Number94039527

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Yet I cling to a spirit of survival. I observe others, my family and neighbors, as we brace for the storm with a humbling humility.”.

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weeds) to grow in his orchards and vineyards as part of the ``natural system at work''; sterilized fields do not, he contends, produce juicy grapes or succulent peaches.

He records his day-to-day chores and his battles with oriental fruit moths, peach twig borers (worms), the weather. Recommended to book clubs by 1 of 1 members A lyrical, sensuous and thoroughly engrossing memoir of one critical year in the life of an organic peach farmer, Epitaph for a Peach is "a delightful narrative with poetic flair and a sense of humor" (Library Journal).5/5(1).

David Mas Masumoto brought light and audience to living and working on the farm through writing many books, the most well known: Epitaph for a Peach. A documentary film was also produced about the family and farm that captures a moment of next generational transition. “Sun Crest is one of the last truly remaining juicy peaches.”.

Epitaph for a Peach: Four Seasons on My Family Farm David Mas Masumoto, Author, David Mas Masumoto, Author HarperOne $20 (p) ISBN. Epitaph for a Peach centers around Masumoto's quest to save an orchard of Sun Crest peaches.

A very flavorful peach that is several generations old in genetic terms, the Sun Crest lacks the appearance and the travel-hardiness of newer varieties, and as a result becomes more difficult each year to sell to the marketplace.

"Epitaph for a Peach" details the stresses and successes of a year on his family's peach farm. "Country Voices: The Oral History of a Japanese American Family Farm Community" combines interviews and his own memories to detail the history experiences of Japanese-Americans, including America's "relocation camps" of World War II.

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