The authors tell the interesting and inspiring story of how they made the adjustment from living a treadmill existence in Los Angeles to running a family orchard in rural Virginia. (Feb.)
Many people in the United States and throughout the world practice ``simple living'' because of monetary restraints, but they would quickly complicate their living styles if they could afford to. Levering and Urbanska (husband and wife) willingly chose to simplify their lifestyle when they returned to Virginia to help manage an orchard, leaving behind successful writing careers in Hollywood. Seeking to reinforce their decision, they interviewed people throughout the United States who have made similar choices. They discuss the problems faced when making a major change in lifestyle and share insights into their philosophy of conscientiously working for a better world. Libraries will find an audience for this title in the small but growing minority of people advocating a simpler way of living.-- Marguerite Mroz, Baltimore Cty. P.L.
"This is a story about reaping the harvest of what you sow....As satisfying as the taste of a sweet summer fruit."