Tara Fox Hall's writing career began in the pages of a small print magazine, Catnip Blossoms!, that a friend, Harald Moore, put out to promote his catnip farm in Johnsonville, New York. One short nonfiction article followed another, detailing her adventures saving wildlife, her experiences living on an acreage, and more than a few humorous recountings detailing the antics of her wacky pets.
Written to delight, fascinate, and move readers, her simple but enchanting stories of country life quickly found a following. Tara kept publishing stories for the next five years, even as the name of the magazine changed to Meanwhile and then to On the River when the catnip farm went out of business and Harald moved with his family to a new home near a river.
These previously published stories are collected here for the first time with new added content in the hopes of bringing a little more hope and inspiration into everyday life.
Would you listen to Deep Breaths again? Why?
I have long been a fan of Tara Fox Hall’s fiction so I was quite keen to try her only (as far as I know) non-fiction work.
This is a very moving and often humorous collection of short articles about her life on the farm and her many acts of animal rescue.
Beautifully written, as I would expect from Ms Hall.
A delightful, charming book. Highly recommended.
Since I wrote this, I downloaded the audio book and I would like to say how much I enjoyed Deborah Green’s sympathetic reading of the narrative. It was, if anything, even more moving to listen to the words.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Deep Breaths?
That's a hard one. Maybe the butterflies that got caught on the windows.
What about Deborah Green’s performance did you like?
She speaks clearly without sounding like an automaton.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I both laughed and cried whilst reading this book.
Any additional comments?
If I were Audible I would not insist on such a detailed review. It will definitely put people off.