The Farmer's Son

The Farmer's Son by Irish cattle farmer John Connell is both natural history and memoir. Readers will gain a far broader knowledge of cattle as well as an understanding of the long and mythic history of humans and the animals they tend. The book also recounts daily life on an intergenerational farm, capturing the moving interactions between a son and a father who inevitably clash against and wound one another. Connell's raw honesty about overcoming depression while keeping the farm afloat are nothing short of literary nourishment in a beleaguered time. Highly recommended. – Kelly

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ISBN: 9781328577993
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - May 7th, 2019

For fans of James Herriot, a poignant memoir—and #1 Irish bestseller—about a wayward son’s return home to his family’s farm, and how he found a new beginning in an age-old world

Farming has been in John Connell's family for generations, but he never intended to follow in his father's footsteps.