Hardscrabble: Observations on a Piece of Land
Updated: May 23, 2020
John Graves (RIP 1920-2013), Hardscrabble: Observations of a Piece of Land (1974) describes Graves coming home to Texas and his building a home and a life on a small patch of rough, wild north Texas scrub land. This is an up close and personal journey though the years with Graves as he and the land become woven together. The book reflects the many feelings people have who make a home out of a rough place as their reverence for the land in both its challenges and beauties grow deep.
Terry M Pace (2020)