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By Jo McDougall,Hilary Masters

Jo McDougall brings a poet's sensibility to memoir. Recounting 5 generations of Delta rice farmers, via family members records and oral histories, she lines how the extended family made their approach into the cloth of the United States, starting along with her Belgian-immigrant grandfather, a pioneer rice farmer at the Arkansas Delta on the flip of the 20 th century. As John Grisham has for a Fifties Arkansas cotton farm, McDougall illuminates an Arkansas rice farm within the Nineteen Thirties and Nineteen Forties. The Garot family's acreage close to DeWitt and the city itself give you the degree for McDougall's wry, compelling, and layered account of the daily of rice becoming at the farm that her father inherited. In that surroundings she discovers a wealthy "universe of phrases" within the nice melancholy, comes of age in the course of international struggle II, and reveals her approach along "that complete quirky, compelling forged of characters" that comprised her family. during this conflicted, ironic, southern-but-universal account of betrayal, heartbreak, loss, and pleasure, "the vagaries and the grace" of the land subscribe to forces with the facility of cash as kin bonds are either solid and dissolved. Deeply felt, unsentimental, and sometimes humorous,Daddy's Money provides McDougall's lifestyles and the lives of her kin within the method that each one our lives are finally framed-as tales. "When all else is lost," the writer continues, "the tales remain."

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