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The Richlands Agnes Sligh Turnbull

The Richlands

Agnes Sligh Turnbull

Published May 1976
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240 pages
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In this richly detailed novel of a vanished time and way of life, Mrs. Turnbull unfolds the deeply moving story of young Jim Ryall, who loves his land as his family above all.Then two women enter Jims life: his pretty bride Peggy, with whom one ofMoreIn this richly detailed novel of a vanished time and way of life, Mrs. Turnbull unfolds the deeply moving story of young Jim Ryall, who loves his land as his family above all.Then two women enter Jims life: his pretty bride Peggy, with whom one of his brothers falls in love, and the gentle Phoebe, who later cares for his children and quietly waits.There is Duncan, the Scotsman with a shadowy past, and old Aunt Polly, who comes in cap and apron for the main events of cider-making, husking, sausage-making, and birthing- and of course, Christmas and Thanksgiving.But through it all, the work of the farm must go on. As the harvest follows the planting, so does life come to its season of fruitfulness at The Richlands. Through love and suffering, Jim fines a happiness greater than he had dreamed of.