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The Good Life

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Paperback published by Schocken (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group)

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This one volume edition of Living the Good Life and Continuing the Good Life brings these classics on rural homesteading together. This couple abandoned the city for a rural life with minimal cash and the knowledge of self reliance and good health.
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This one volume edition of Living the Good Life and Continuing the Good Life brings these classics on rural homesteading together. This couple abandoned the city for a rural life with minimal cash and the knowledge of self reliance and good health.
Product Details
Paperback (432 pages)
Published: January 3, 1990
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint: Schocken
ISBN: 9780805209709
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