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The Pull of the Earth Hardcover – 1 May 1985

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Hardcover, 1 May 1985
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Product details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (T) (May 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0395368049
  • ISBN-13: 978-0395368046
  • Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 14.2 x 3 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,332,202 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Return to the 60's on the Farm 7 Aug. 2012
By Thoughtful Choices - Published on Amazon.com
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What a beautiful retrospective of life on the farm! Well titled and absolutely beautifully written. A reader is taken to the New England Farm where you smell the wheat, understand the financial and health struggles of hardworking Americans, and their need for intense joy and forgiveness. I first read Pull of the Earth at least 30 years ago, reread more than once, and kept looking for another copy and more novels by Alfred Alcorn. He so well captures both the pull of the earth and the pull on one's heartstrings and emotions. Very happy to have found it again on Amazon. If you like this, I also recommend Vestments by Alcorn, as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not very uplifting, but definately worth reading! 9 April 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I wasn't sure what to expect when I picked this book up at a used book store. I had never read anything by this author and it is his first book so I was slightly apprehensive.
I shouldn't have been. The author slowly brings you in to the world of these characters who are well developed and complex. The relationship between Janet and Lucien was almost excruciating for me to read because it was so real to me. The author perfectly describes how you can get involved with a person who you know you shouldn't. How you can convince yourself the person has changed or wasn't as bad as you thought and then the progression of how you then see reality, of who you are and who they are.
Do not read it if you are depressed at all because this book will do nothing to lift your spirits but it will make you think.
Also, this book is definately sexual. If that sort of thing offends you, do not read it.
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