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In the Autumn Grass

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In the Autumn Grass by Hamlin Garland is a beautifully written novel that captures the essence of rural life in the Midwest during the late 19th century. The author's vivid descriptions of the landscape and characters draw the reader into the story and create a sense of nostalgia for a simpler time.

The protagonist, young John Westerveld, is a sympathetic and relatable character who must navigate the challenges of growing up in a changing world. Through his eyes, we see the struggles of farm life, the joys of family and community, and the pain of loss and change.

Garland's writing is poetic and evocative, painting a picture of a world that is both harsh and beautiful. His characters are fully realized and complex, with their own hopes, fears, and dreams.

Overall, In the Autumn Grass is a moving and powerful novel that explores themes of love, loss, and the passage of time. It is a timeless work that will resonate with readers of all ages.

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LibriVox volunteers take us out on the prairie among the wind and blue stem with readings of In the Autumn Grass by Hamlin Garland. This is the fortnightly poem for November 8, 2015.

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