The American Homeplace by Donald McCaig
In 1971, after a brief career on New York’s Madison Avenue, Donald McCaig and his wife moved to a farm in remote Highland County, Virginia, and began raising sheep and sheep dogs. In 1984, his heart-warming novel of a sheepdog, Nop’s Trials, propelled him into national prominence. His subsequent literary efforts have been quite eclectic, but this memoir of farm life is particularly poignant.
Charlottesville, University of Virginia, 1997 - 228 pages