Can you imagine leaving behind a big city lifestyle, complete with big city job and big city amenities, in favor of moving to a five hundred acre cattle farm? That’s exactly what Susan McCorkindale and her family did a few years ago, and her writing became inspired by the experience. Her first memoir Confessions of A Counterfeit Farm Girl was published in 2008, and the follow-up is out now with the release of 500 Acres and No Place to Hide: More Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl.
McCorkindale knows humor, there’s no doubt about it, and this memoir has that in droves. But, there’s a darker side to the telling of her family’s experience as well, for during this time period, her husband becomes ill and her life as farm hand, wife and mom changes in so many unexpected ways.
For more of my take on this new memoir, please read my full review of 500 Acres and No Place to Hide on the Kirkus Reviews blog.
Dawn is a big fan of her own life in a city with a small-town community in the Washington, DC, suburbs, and she chronicles the highs and lows on her blog, my thoughts exactly.