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The year is 1955. Andy Meyer, a young farmer, manages the pickle factory in Link Lake, a rural town where the farms are small, the conversation is meandering, and the feeling is distinctly Midwestern. Workers sort, weigh, and dump cucumbers into huge vats where the pickles cure, providing a livelihood to local farmers. But the H. H. Harlow Pickle Company has appeared in town, using heavy-handed tactics to force family farmers to either farm the Harlow way or lose their biggest customer—and, possibly, their land. Andy, himself the owner of a half-acre pickle patch, works part-time for the Harlow Company, a conflict that places him between the family farm and the big corporation. As he sees how Harlow begins to change the rural community and the lives of its people, Andy must make personal, ethical, and life-changing decisions. Best Books for General Audiences, selected by the American Association of School Librarians, and Outstanding Book, selected by the Public Library Association

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Other Works by the Author, Copyright
  2. pp. 2-5
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-11
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  1. 1 Pickle Patch
  2. pp. 3-12
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  1. 2 Birthday Party
  2. pp. 13-21
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  1. 3 Pickle Factory
  2. pp. 22-31
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  1. 4 First Cukes
  2. pp. 32-36
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  1. 5 Grist Mill
  2. pp. 37-41
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  1. 6 Pickle Factory Crew
  2. pp. 42-47
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  1. 7 Isaac and Jake
  2. pp. 48-53
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  1. 8 Migrant Pickers
  2. pp. 54-63
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  1. 9 Unloading
  2. pp. 64-68
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  1. 10 Long Days
  2. pp. 69-74
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  1. 11 Pickle Days
  2. pp. 75-89
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  1. 12 Cucumbers Keep Coming
  2. pp. 90-96
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  1. 13 School Closing
  2. pp. 97-104
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  1. 14 Salt Bin
  2. pp. 105-112
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  1. 15 George Roberts
  2. pp. 113-118
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  1. 16 Ames County Fair
  2. pp. 119-129
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  1. 17 Disaster
  2. pp. 130-140
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  1. 18 Love among the Pickle Vats
  2. pp. 141-146
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  1. 19 Missing Workers
  2. pp. 147-156
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  1. 20 Breaking News
  2. pp. 157-162
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  1. 21 Auction
  2. pp. 163-170
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  1. 22 Jake Stewart
  2. pp. 171-177
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  1. 23 Closing Down
  2. pp. 178-184
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  1. 24 What Next?
  2. pp. 185-189
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  1. 25 The Family Farm
  2. pp. 190-198
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  1. 26 Decision Time
  2. pp. 199-204
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  1. 27 Another Mystery
  2. pp. 205-211
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  1. 28 Remembering Jake
  2. pp. 212-216
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  1. 29 Funeral
  2. pp. 217-223
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  1. 30 H. H. Harlow
  2. pp. 224-227
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  1. 31 Mystery Solved
  2. pp. 228-234
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  1. 32 Barn Dance
  2. pp. 235-245
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  1. Author’s Note
  2. pp. 246-248
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780299223038
Related ISBN
9780299223007
MARC Record
OCLC
826515749
Pages
256
Launched on MUSE
2014-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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