Joe (Dispatches from the Field) Recommends

Farm City by Novella Carpenter

"Now that I live in the country, you'd think I wouldn't want to read about urban gardening...but the way urban farming has taken off in this country excites me. And Farm City by Novella Carpenter is just a wonderful book. Inspiring, funny, and worth a re-read!" ~Joe

Live By Night by Dennis Lehane

"Easily the best novel I’ve read so far this year, Dennis Lehane has brought to life a rather dark chapter in American history and populated it with very real characters. Fans of crime fiction, literary fiction, and history will be pleased by this excellent novel." ~Joe

The Carrion Birds by Urban Waite

"This is a novel about the choices we make and how you can’t run from your past... People get shot, people die. This is a book fans of Cormac McCarthy will enjoy, fans of Quentin Tarantino, Dennis Lehane… literary crime noir. A most excellent novel!” ~Joe  

The Trapeze Artist by Will Davis 

"The Trapeze Artist is compelling writing, with a story that kept me turning the pages rapidly. It’s about a man in three stages of his life trying to become the man he wanted to become while still getting over the urges, expectations, and disappointments that life piles on…The descriptions of life on the trapeze were detailed and fascinating." ~Joe, our gentleman farmer

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