Deft, funny, moving and honest. These three diverse and atmospheric stories explore the idealism and realities of rural life. Everybody has a friend who should read "So You Wanna Go Rural", a humorous and sometimes dark reality check for urbanites considering a move to the country. "For Utah" is a memoir that takes the reader to the prairies to learn some harsh realities about the treatment of animals. "Nourishment", set in the Pacific northwest, ponders the place for humans in all this as the narrator, worn out from working on her small farm, experiences the death of a close friend, and signs of Spring.