After a childhood marked by the Great Depression and his family's displacement, Arliss Greene seems to love his cattle more than his wife and children. His bookish son Daniel tries to distance himself, but after his marriage he is inexplicably drawn back to the East Tennessee hilltop farm. Daniel is shocked and disappointed when his wife, a city girl, begins to work the farm with Arliss and cultivates her own powerful relationship with the land.
Filled with deeply human characters and the rich texture of Appalachia, Harvest is a gripping story of the power of memory, what sustains people through loss, and finding strength to start anew.
New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 2004 - 338 pages