Memoir will be Featured in Minnesota in October 2011

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Author Jean Studebaker’s book will be featured at the American Association of School Librarians Book Exhibit

There’s No Place Like Home by Jean Studebaker will be featured at the American Association of School Librarians Book Exhibit in Minneapolis, MN on October 26-30, 2011. It is the story of a Kansas farm family in a time before technology and automation changed how things were done on the farm. It was an age, when farm work was a family project, and everyone contributed.

In the 1950’s and 60’s, Kansas farm life meant milking cows, gathering eggs, and butchering hogs and steers. It meant raising a garden, preparing meals from scratch, sewing clothes, and churning butter. It meant living close to the earth. It was a special time when children could wander through pastures and fields without fear and come home dirty from a day of hard play and even harder work. Farmers produced much of what they needed to live, and were almost completely self-sufficient. Farm life was basic, simple and sweet, and family was the most important thing.

There’s No Place Like Home is a collection of anecdotes and oral histories including recollections of a childhood on a Kansas farm in the mid 20th century, narrating the joys and regrets for generations of such a life. Recalling life on the Kansas prairie, this new novel is a celebration of the land and people of Kansas and a re-telling of the histories of one family, recounted around the kitchen table. It tells of the struggles, hopes and disappointments of life in a simpler time and place.

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About the Author
Jean Studebaker has been a secondary school librarian and English teacher for 35 years. She has lived for 30 years in Fredonia, Kansas, where she met and married her husband, Jack. They have two grown sons and one daughter-in-law. She has lived in southeastern Kansas all her life.

There's No Place Like Home * by Jean Studebaker
The Oral Histories of a Kansas Family
Publication Date: June 29, 2011
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 163 pages; 978-1-4628-9250-1
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 163 pages; 978-1-4628-9249-5
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4628-9251-8

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