Gene Everlasting: A Contrary Farmer's Thoughts on Living Forever
Gene Everlasting contains the reflections, by turns humorous and heart-wrenching, on nature, death, and eternity-all from the perspective of the contrary farmer, Gene Logsdon. In this book, readers find Logsdon (Letter to a Young Farmer, Holy Shit) in top philosophical form as he recounts the joys and tragedies from his childhood growing up in Ohio, through adulthood and childrearing, to his final bout with cancer in his later years. Logsdon died in 2016.
With each story, Logsdon keeps an eye toward the lessons that framing and his underlying connection to nature has taught him about life and its mysteries. Whether his subject is parsnips, pigweed, immortality, irises, green burial, buzzards, or compound interest, Logsdon generously applies as much heart and wit to his words as he does to his fields.
Copyright 2017, softcover, 192 pages