Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living

Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living

A Novel

Book - 2005
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The "Better-Farming Train" slides through the wheat fields and small towns of 1930s Australia, bringing advice to farmers. Amid the swaying cars full of cows, pigs, and crops, a strange and swift seduction occurs between Jean Finnegan, a sewing instructor, and Robert Pettergree, a scientist with an unusual taste for soil. In an atmosphere of heady idealism, they settle in the impoverished Mallee farmland with the ambition of transforming the land through science.

In luminous prose Tiffany writes about the challenges of farming, the character of small towns, the stark and terrifying beauty of the Australian landscape, and the fragile relationship between man, science, and nature. This is a sensual and startlingly original debut that establishes Carrie Tiffany as one of the great new voices in fiction.
Publisher: New York :, Scribner,, [2005]
Edition: First Scribner paperback edition
ISBN: 9780743286381
Branch Call Number: F TIF NVD
Characteristics: 224 pages


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Jun 29, 2013

Amazing book about the Australian Dust Bowl. Contains deep insights into love, marriage, and our connection to the earth.

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