In A Pickle

In A Pickle

A Family Farm Story

Book - 2007
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"The year is 1955. Andy Meyer, a young farmer, manages the pickle factory in Link Lake, a rural town where the farms are small, the conversation is meandering, and the feeling is distinctly Midwestern. Workers sort, weigh, and dump cucumbers into huge vats where the pickles cure, providing a livelihood to local farmers. But the H. H. Harlow Pickle Company has appeared in town, using heavy-handed tactics to force family farmers to either farm the Harlow way or lose their biggest customer - and, possibly, their land. Andy, himself the owner of a half-acre pickle patch, works part-time for the Harlow Company, a conflict that places him between the family farm and the big corporation. As he sees how Harlow begins to change the rural community and the lives of its people, Andy must make personal, ethical, and life-changing decisions."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : Terrace Books, c2007
ISBN: 0299223000 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780299223007 (cloth : alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: FIC APPS
Characteristics: viii, 248 p. ; 24 cm

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I arranged for this book for my dad to read and then I finally read it afterwards and found it to be an interesting, poignant and even sad book though at times I laughed or nearly did, not because of humour or humourous situations, it is just that was the response that I had at the time. I highly recommend this book.

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