A family place: a Hudson Valley farm, three centuries, five wars, one family

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Viking,
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[2001]
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English
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A Family Place is an evocative, first-person account of Leila Philip's search to uncover and then to come to terms with her family's rich and complicated past. This is a past populated by manor lords and tenant farmers, romantic-era gentlemen farmers and Civil War heroes, wealthy ne'er-do-wells, renegade aunts, and secret children, all of them inextricably linked to a white-columned mansion named Talavera, located two hours from New York City in the Hudson Valley. Today, Talavera is managed as a commercial fruit farm called Philip Orchards. Since inheriting the estate after their father's death in 1992, Leila Philip and her four siblings have struggled to find the means to keep the house intact and the land from being consumed by development. This uphill battle has forced Philip to ask: What compels a family to risk everything -financial well-being, its place in the modern world, even each other -to hold on to a piece of land? In her quest for answers, Philip began researching her family's unbreakable bond with this remarkable place. From 1730, the first year of the family tenure on the land, to the present, A Family Place chronicles a fascinating history that is full of surprises. Like Tobias Wolff's This Boy's Life
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subject_facet Biographies, Columbia County (N.Y.) -- Biography, Columbia County (N.Y.) -- Description and travel, Columbia County (N.Y.) -- History, Country life -- New York (State) -- Columbia County, Fruit growers -- New York (State) -- Columbia County -- Biography, Hudson River Valley (N.Y. and N.J.) -- Description and travel, Hudson River Valley (N.Y. and N.J.) -- History, Orchards -- New York (State) -- Columbia County, Philip, Leila, Phillips family
title_display A family place : a Hudson Valley farm, three centuries, five wars, one family
title_full A family place : a Hudson Valley farm, three centuries, five wars, one family / Leila Philip
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topic_facet Country life, Description and travel, Fruit growers, History, Orchards, Philip, Leila, Phillips family