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Growing Up Country

By: Carol Bodensteiner
Narrated by: Dorothy Deavers
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Growing Up Country: Memories of an Iowa Farm Girl delivers a treat as delicious as oatmeal cookies hot out of the oven - a memoir of a happy childhood. In charming and memorable vignettes, Carol Bodensteiner captures rural life in Middle America, in the middle of the 20th Century. Bodensteiner grew up on a family-owned dairy farm in the 1950s, a time when a family could make a good living on 180 acres. In these pages you can step back and relish a time simple but not easy, a time innocent yet challenging. If you grew up in rural America, these stories will trigger your memories and your senses, releasing a wealth of stories of your own. If the rural Midwest is foreign territory to you, Carol's stories will invite you into a fascinating and disappearing world.

©2008 Carol Bodensteiner (P)2015 Carol Bodensteiner

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Loved this authentic and heartfelt reminiscence.

The narrator was perfect. I felt like I was on the farm, experiencing everything the writer did. The ending showed Carol's absolute passion for her subject. Awesome! Thank you, Dorothy Devers, too. Your telling was obviously well-prepared.

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Grandma, tell me a story !

This book is a wonderful collection of real life events, with real families, & real people living real life on the farms of Iowa in the 1940s 1950s & 1960s. How do I know ? --well, As I listened, I felt as though the author was telling MY story, because I grew up on a farm in Iowa having the very same experiences. This book brought back many precious memories that I have ---growing up country.
The reader has a tone & lilt to her voice that made me visualize a Grandmother telling her grandchildren, who were listening intently, stories of when she was a girl.
The author has a true descriptive gift that makes the listener feel as though we are right there with her as she goes about her life on the farm. I loved the book & will listen to it again.

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Family Love

I just loved this book. I could stop listening! I think I felt every emotion if not more as it went thru all the chapters! ♡

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Wonderful

Perfectly wonderful coming-of-age memoir with fantastic descriptions of farm life from the eyes of a child. If you want to know how folks in the country lived, this book is for you. Deavers narration captures the moment.

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Wonderful story

I too was a farm girl with two sisters growing up on an Iowa farm. The author brought back so many memories.