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Archibald's Swiss Cheese Mountain by Sylvia Lieberman
Arkfall by Carolyn Ives Gilman
The Blunder by Joe Kilgore
A Bell for Adano by John Hersey
The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder
The Chinese Orange Mystery by Ellery Queen
The Copenhagen Connection by Elizabeth Peters
Eat, Drink and Be Married by Eve Makis
Forty Days by Jill Smolinski
Four Seasons in Five Senses by David Mas Masumoto
The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton
Hello Piglet! by Muff Singer
Idaho Snapshots by Rick Just
Inside Story by Albert E. Cowdrey
Just Visiting by Nancy Sparling
King, Queen, Knave by Vladimir Nabokov
King of the World by David Remnick
The Last Plague by Glen E. Page
Lifeguard by James Patterson and Andrew Gross
Marvin K. Mooney Will Please Go! by Dr. Seuss
The Mental Environment by Bob Gebelein
Moscow Rules by Daniel Silva
Night Train to Memphis by Elizabeth Peters
Nine Whispered Opinions Regarding the Alaskan Secession by George Guthridge
Peachblossom by Eleanor Frances Lattimore
Picnic at Pentecost by Rand B. Lee
Ookpik by Bruce Hiscock
Quondam by Jayel Gibson
Run! Run! by John Aikin
Salad for Two by Robert Reed
Search Continues for Eldery Man by Laura Kasischke
Shed That Guilt! Double Your Productivity by Michael Swanwick and Eileen Gunn
Small Worlds by Gretchen Laskas
Templeton Turtle Goes Exploring by Ron Pridmore
The Twenty Dollar Bill by Elmore Hammes
The Uncertainty Principle by Lynda Curnyn

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Comments for Four Seasons in Five Senses

Four Seasons in Five SensesFour Seasons in Five Senses: 09/19/08

Old farm
Ripe peach leaps
Kur plop
(p. 98)

I begin my review of Four Seasons in Five Senses with the haiku David Mas Masumoto uses to end his chapter "Sound of a Ripe Peach." It sums up the contemplative nature of this book about running a family farm in California perfectly.

David Mas Masumoto is a third generation peach and raisin farmer in California. His book chronicles his life and work on the farm through the seasons as experienced by each of the five senses: sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch.

The book is best read outside in a garden or a park where nature can be experienced. It should be read slowly and savored like the peaches and grapes he describes in the book. You may find yourself distracted by day dreams of fresh fruit. I even stopped midway through the book to bake a pie.

If you'd like to learn more about the author and his farm, visit his website.

Read other reviews at Rice Daddies and Asleep Sitting Down.

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