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Settlers Valley
by Jerry Apps
University of Wisconsin Press, 2021
Paper: 978-0-299-33214-3 | eISBN: 978-0-299-33218-1
Library of Congress Classification PS3601.P67S48 2021
Dewey Decimal Classification 813.54

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No matter what Reader’s Digest would have you believe, C.J. Anderson wants you to know he’s no hero. Broken and reeling from the untimely death of his parents, the young vet with PTSD begins working a small farm plot at the suggestion of his grandfather. As the land yields its first crops, C.J. begins to heal and contacts a few wounded Army friends to join him in Settlers Valley. They build a collective of sustainable farmers who called themselves the Back to the Land Veterans. Their progressive ideas and neighborly spirit are welcome by many in the tight-knit town. But others would much rather things stay exactly the way they were, thank you very much. When a series of tragic events hits the valley, will neighbors come together, or will the town fall apart?
 
In this eminently readable story, Jerry Apps delves into the heart of small-town America. Reckoning with timely problems and opinions that divide us, he shows us the power in restoring our relationships with nature and our communities.

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