By David Stark, Nancy Warner

The numbers of farms and farmers at the nice Plains are dwindling. Disappearing even swifter are the farm places―the homes, barns, and outbuildings that made the agricultural panorama a spot of habitation. Nancy Warner's pictures inform the tales of structures that have been as soon as enjoyed but have now been deserted. Her evocative photographs are juxtaposed with the voices of Nebraska farm humans, lovingly recorded by way of sociologist David Stark. those plainspoken reminiscences inform of a lifestyle that maintains to conform within the face of wrenching change.

Warner's spare, formal images invite readers to hear the cadences and tough-minded humor of daily speech within the nice Plains. Stark's afterword grounds the venture within the ancient courting among humans and their land. within the culture of Wright Morris, this mix of phrases and photographs is either paintings and record, evoking thoughts, feelings, and questions for someone with rural American roots.

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