A fascinating one-year sojourn across America in search of greener pasturesand the finest goat cheese * Many people dream of leaving the workaday world for a life of simplicity and freedom, and Margaret Hathaway and her then-boyfriend Karl did just that. InThe Year of the Goat, the reader can jump in the "goat mobile" with them as they ditch their big-city lifestyle to trek across forty-three states in search of greener pastures and the perfect goat cheese. Along the way, the reader is introduced to a vivid cast of charactersincluding farmers, breeders, cheese makers, and world-class chefsand discovers everything there is to know about goats and getting back to the land. But readers beware: When it comes to goat cheese, it can be love at first bite. "Hathaway's descriptions of the various characters they meetboth human and goatare funny and vivid. . . . This is a book for anyone who's ever imagined going back in time to a simpler lifeor anyone who loves cheese."Entertainment Weekly "Back-to-the-land fantasies aren't new, but Hathaway gives theirs a modern twist." Publishers Weekly

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