Last edited by Mokinos
Monday, July 20, 2020 | History

4 edition of Epitaph for a Peach found in the catalog.

Epitaph for a Peach

by David M. Masumoto

  • 276 Want to read
  • 17 Currently reading

Published by HarperCollins in New York .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatElectronic resource
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24275884M
ISBN 109780061669514, 9780061741739, 9780061669521

Description of the book "Epitaph for a Peach": An eloquent piece of nature writing by a young author with a farmer's calluses and a poet's soul, "Epitaph for a Peach" is about saving a peach, saving a farm, saving a family, saving a way of life--it is a story about finding "home.".   Buy a cheap copy of Epitaph for a Peach: Four Seasons on My book by David Mas Masumoto. 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. 5/5(5).

Get this from a library! Epitaph for a peach: four seasons on my family farm. [David Mas Masumoto] -- An eloquent piece of nature writing by a young author with a farmer's calluses and a poet's soul, this book is about saving a peach, saving a farm, saving a .   One of my favorite food books is "Epitaph for a Peach," the soulful, first-person account by an organic farmer in California who allowed himself one year to find a way to save the endangered Sun.

  In , Masumoto published a book-length meditation on farming, also called Epitaph for a Peach. The farm became a landmark in the local-food movement. People sought out his fruit, and the farm.   I first read Epitaph for A Peach, written by 3rd generation California farmer David Mas Masumoto, almost 20 years ago, shortly after it was moved me then, and remains one of my all time favorite books. Epitaph for a Peach is the story of Masumoto’s struggle to continue growing the Sun Crest Peach – a “real” peach, grown for its phenomenal .


Share this book
You might also like
The joss bird

The joss bird

Ged Practice Test English Form Aa-10 Printed Tests

Ged Practice Test English Form Aa-10 Printed Tests

Cyprus Investment and Business Guide

Cyprus Investment and Business Guide

campaign guide.

campaign guide.

The Misunderstood Jew

The Misunderstood Jew

Merge and mutate

Merge and mutate

Bloomsbury biography.

Bloomsbury biography.

Groupes finis et algèbres de Hecke.

Groupes finis et algèbres de Hecke.

Soils of the Southampton district

Soils of the Southampton district

Plain talk

Plain talk

Invisibles, realities

Invisibles, realities

Ronald Reagan National Airport

Ronald Reagan National Airport

Processed strong-motion records from the Coalinga, California, aftershock on July 9, 1983 0740 UTC

Processed strong-motion records from the Coalinga, California, aftershock on July 9, 1983 0740 UTC

The social future of science

The social future of science

Enzymatic patterns of ionocytes in Oncorhynchus tshawytscha

Enzymatic patterns of ionocytes in Oncorhynchus tshawytscha

Year of Birth: A Month-By-Month Companion to Pregnancy, Birth, and the First Three Months of Infancy

Year of Birth: A Month-By-Month Companion to Pregnancy, Birth, and the First Three Months of Infancy

Advanced Computer Workshop

Advanced Computer Workshop

God and the world

God and the world

Epitaph for a Peach by David M. Masumoto Download PDF EPUB FB2

Epitaph for a Peach chronicles a year on Mas Masumoto's farm in the great Central Valley of California. If you are not familar with his work, Mas is a third generation Japanese American (Sansei) farmer, a disappearing breed. If you were raised on a family farm, Mas nails the experience right on the by: 8.

Epitaph for a Peach is a memoir about David "Mas" Masumoto wanting to rescue a variety of peaches, his Sun Golds, that have a superior flavor and is in his estimation are the epitome of a peach.

Unfortunately Sun Golds are out of fashion they are not "red" enough and they don't store well for fruit brokers/5. Epitaph for a Peach is rich in sensory descriptions, philosophy, and nostalgic flashbacks. It is a picture of the way a farmer's life is connected to the seasons, capricious weather patterns, and changing market conditions/5(43).

As pleasurable as a perfect peach, Epitaph Epitaph for a Peach book a Peach tells the passionate story of one farmer's attempt to rescue one of the last truly sweet and juicy fruits from becoming obsolete in a world that increasingly values commerciality over quality.

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).

Line drawings.4/4(3). ‎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).

Line drawings/5(9). 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).

Line drawings. Lessons David Masumoto Learned from a Special Peach. Alan Suemori Commentary, Special to The Hawai‘i Herald. InDavid “Mas” Masumoto’s novella, “Epitaph for a Peach: Four Seasons on My Family Farm,” was published to unexpected acclaim. It was a lilting dreamscape of memory, meditation and soliloquy.

In his book "Epitaph for a Peach" Masumoto writes about the demise of the "Suncrest" variety. "Epitaph for a Peach" is published by HarperSanFrancisco.

Epitaph For A Peach. Epitaph for a Peach Quotes Showing of 8 “I feel persecuted by the power of mother nature, who dwarfs my farm with her unpredictable character. 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.”. 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).

Line drawings. He allows some ``natural grasses'' (a.k.a. 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.

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).

Compare book prices from overbooksellers. Find Epitaph for a Peach: Four Seasons on My Family Farm (X) by Masumoto, David Mas/5(). Epitaph for a Peach: Four Seasons on My Family Farm by Masumoto, David M.

and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. 8th One Book, One Bakersfield Read February – March, Read the Book. The One Book Project was lead by the Kern County Library and the Kern County Superintendent of Schools.

This One Book, Epitaph for a Peach, was also selected through community balloting.An eloquent piece of nature writing by a young author with a farmer's calluses and a poet's soul, Epitaph for a Peach is about saving a peach, saving a farm, saving a family, saving a way of life--it is a story about finding "home."/5().Epitaph for a Peach is rich in sensory descriptions, philosophy, and nostalgic flashbacks.

It is a picture of the way a farmer's life is connected to the seasons, capricious weather patterns, and changing market conditions/5(37).