Compared by critics to the writings of Wendell Berry and James Agee, this richly detailed narrative has an unforgettable cast of historic characters and is based on documents found in the upcountry plantation home the author began to renovate in 1989. It is a metaphor of how Southerners carved out a wilderness, developed productive farms, and saw it all destroyed by invaders. Our Fathers' Fields was the Winner of the Fellowship of Southern Writers Award for Nonfiction in 1999.
"This 200-year history of a South Carolina plantation family--seen from the inside, so to speak, in letters and ledgers and the comments of descendants--brings us home to who we are by showing us where we came from. Kibler has researched and presented an overall account that resonates for all of us in the very core of our being."
Number Of Pages: 472
Published: 31st March 2003
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2 x 3.51
Weight (kg): 0.65