Book ‘Pig Years’ by Ellyn Gaydos

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This captivating memoir is a “startling testimony to the glories and sorrows of raising and harvesting plants and animals” (Anthony Doerr, best-selling author of All the Light We Cannot See), as an itinerant farmhand chronicles the wonders hidden within the ever-blooming seasons of life, death, and rebirth. Pig Years catapults American nature writing into the 21st century, and has been hailed by Lydia Davis and Aimee Nezhukumatathil as “engrossing” and “a marvel.” As a farmer in Upstate New York and Vermont, Ellyn Gaydos lives on the knife edge between loss and gain. Her debut memoir draws us into this precarious world, conjuring with stark simplicity the lifeblood of the farm: its livestock and stark full moons, the sharp cold days...
Publisher: Knopf (June 14, 2022)  Pages:  240 pages  ISBN-10: 0593318951  ISBN-13: 978-0593318959  ASIN:‎ B09FPDHX8Y

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Author’s biography: Ellyn Gaydos lives in New York with her husband, daughter and two cats. She is the recipient of the Richard J. Margolis award in social justice journalism. Her work has appeared in the Virginia Quarterly Review, the Columbia Journal, Logic Magazine, the Texas Review and others. She works on a vegetable farm.