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Prairie silence : a memoir / Melanie M. Hoffert.

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  • ISBN: 9780807044735
  • Physical Description: 238 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, ©2013.

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Formatted Contents Note:
The allure of grain trucks -- Silent prairie beginnings -- Harvest retreat -- When love gains a face -- Rubbers and nipples on the farm -- The last kiss -- Yoga in the air -- Born again for the first time -- Small-town tour -- The boy -- Floating toward the light -- Redheaded redneck -- Bible camp -- God's followers -- The plainness of holiness -- Grain truck apprenticeship -- Sheets and lights -- Tiny cowboy town -- Flow -- The last of the barns.
Summary, etc.:
A rural expatriate's struggle to reconcile family, home, love, and faith with the silence of the prairie land and its people. Hoffert longs for her North Dakota childhood home, with its grain trucks and empty main streets. Like most rural kids, she followed the out-migration pattern to a better life: the prairie is a hard place to stay-- particularly if you are gay. Taking a break from the city to spend a harvest season at her family's farm, Hoffert learns about making peace with faith, and belonging to a place where neighbors are as close as blood but are often unable to share their deepest truths.
Subject: Hoffert, Melanie M., 1974-
Lesbians > North Dakota > Biography.
Coming out (Sexual orientation)
Hoffert, Melanie M., 1974-
Coming out (Sexual orientation)
North Dakota.
Genre: Biography.

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East Grand Forks Campbell Library 306.76 HOFFERT (Text) 511426 Non-Fiction Available -

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