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Harvest
Harvest: A Novel | Jim Crace
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SHORT-LISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE A Christian Science Monitor Best Book of the Year On the morning after harvest, the inhabitants of a remote English village awaken looking forward to a hard-earned day of rest and feasting at their landowner's table. But the sky is marred by two conspicuous columns of smoke, replacing pleasurable anticipation with alarm and suspicion. One smoke column is the result of an overnight fire that has damaged the master's outbuildings. The second column rises from the wooded edge of the village, sent up by newcomers to announce their presence. In the minds of the wary villagers a mere coincidence of events appears to be unlikely, with violent confrontation looming as the unavoidable outcome. Meanwhile, another newcomer has recently been spotted taking careful notes and making drawings of the land. It is his presence more than any other that will threaten the village's entire way of life. In effortless and tender prose, Jim Crace details the unraveling of a pastoral idyll in the wake of economic progress. His tale is timeless and unsettling, framed by a beautifully evoked world that will linger in your memory long after you finish reading.
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Susanita
Harvest: A Novel | Jim Crace
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Fun fall festival a few years ago. #harvest #fallisbooked

OriginalCyn620 Love it! 🧡🍁🍂 1mo
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AnneCecilie
Harvest: A Novel | Jim Crace
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#Harvest #FallisBooked

What will happen in a village when 3 strangers arrive?

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RiaWritten
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I went to the used bookstore and library in my town today and between sales and book credits at the used bookstore, I got these 11 books ($187.65 cover price) for $10! I feel really happy and fortunate with this #bookhaul which includes some stellar stuff. But I gotta curb my physical book acquiring rate so this‘ll be it for quite a while. I hope.

Tamra Brown Girl Dreaming itself is with lots of $! 💜 10mo
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BarbaraBB
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A beautifully written novel about a rural community which changes completely in the week after the harvest. Over the course of seven days Walter Thirsk sees all he believed in for the past twelve years fall to pieces and finds himself confronted with mainly himself. Subtle and gripping. #booker #manbooker Picture: My daughter, deeply asleep 😍

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Pagesflutter
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Reading in bed tonight because the doctor told me to! #wellokaythen #noproblemshere #betterdothistomorrowtoojustincase

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RanaElizabeth
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When good villages go bad. This was shortlisted for a bunch of prizes, not least the Man Booker.
#setinasmalltown
#photoadaynov16

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