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From renowned social critic, energy expert, and bestselling author James Howard Kunstler, The Harrows of Spring is a moving and gripping novel that completes the story of the quaint upstate New York town of Union Grove, thrown into a future world that in many ways resembles the nineteenth century.In Union Grove, early spring is a challenging season, known as the "six weeks want," a time when fresh food is scarce and the winter stores are dwindling. The town is struggling in particular this year as the Hudson River trade route to Albany has been halted by the local plantation tycoon Stephen Bullock, who has deemed it too resource-intensive and is now striving for self-sufficiency. Meanwhile, after returning from his travels around what is left of the United States, Daniel Earle is intent on resurrecting a newspaper for the community, and finds an interesting story to cover when representatives of a group of anti-establishment, hyper-liberals known as the Berkshire People's Republic arrive in the town.

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James Howard Kunstler

James Howard Kunstler is probably best known as the author of "The Long Emergency" (The Atlantic Monthly Press 2005) , and "The Geography of Nowhere" (Simon and Schuster, 1993) . Two other non-fiction titles in that series are "Home From Nowhere" (Simon and Schuster, 1996) , and "The City in Mind" (Simon and Schuster, 2002) . He's also the author of many novels, including his tale of the post-oil American future, "World Made By Hand" (The Atlantic Monthly press, 2008) and its three sequels. His shorter work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic Monthly, Metropolis, Rolling Stone, Playboy, and many other periodicals.

James Howard Kunstler was born in New York City in 1948. He attended New York's High School of Music and art and SUNY Brockport (BA, Theater, 1971) . He was a reporter for the Boston Phoenix, the Albany Knickerbocker News, and later an editor with Rolling Stone Magazine. In 1975 he dropped out of corporate journalism to write books, and settled in Saratoga Springs, New York. He now lives in nearby Washington County, N.Y., the setting of his "World Made By Hand" series.

Kunstler's popular blog, Clusterf**k Nation, is published every Monday morning at www.kunstler.com and his podcast, The KunstlerCast, is refreshed once per month.

Kunstler is also a serious professional painter. His work may be seen at www.kunstler.com

Find JHK on Patreon at: https://www.patreon.com/JamesHowardKunstler

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