Bittersweet Harvest: The Weight of the Plow - Book

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Bittersweet Harvest: The Weight of the Plow is Harold Thorpe's follow up book to Giddyap Tin Lizzie. Bittersweet Harvest follows Will O'Shaughnessy as he moves his family to a dairy farm in the hills of southwest Wisconsin. Now, as the Great Depression gives way to World War II, his daughters are growing up. Neighbors are driving gasoline tractors, but he's still plowing with horses and milking by hand. Will is living his dream. Family and financial challenges, accidents, unreliable farmhands and weather take their toll. Will begins to think that he doesn't have what it takes to run a farm.


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Author: Harold Thorpe
Softcover - 5.75 in. x 8.625 in.
252 pages
ISBN: 9780989643146


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Harold Thorpe grew up in Southwest Wisconsin. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Platteville where he earned his degree in education. He went on to earn his Master's in education from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and his doctorate degree in education from Utah State University. He taught several years at both the high school and college level and upon retirement decided he wanted to learn how to write fiction. Giddyap Tin Lizzie is his first book.