Back to the Land During Difficult Times

Does “rural” equal “righteous”? Sometimes going back to basics can be triggered by a simple wish to reconnect with the Earth ... and raise some chickens, too.

Coop Michael Perry
Michael Perry recounts a year of living in a rickety Wisconsin farmhouse in “Coop: A Year of Poultry, Pigs and Parenting,” a humorous, heartfelt memoir of a new life in the country.