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Richard Horan
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Richard Horan is a novelist and the author of "Seeds: One Man’s Serendipitous Journey to Find the Trees that Inspired Famous American Writers from Faulkner to Kerouac, Welty to Wharton." His latest work, "Harvest: An Adventure into the Heart of America’s Family Farms," is due out this fall from Harper Perennial, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

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A Community Garden of My Own

(3) Comments | Posted September 6, 2012 | 10:23 AM

Ten years ago I took a job as an English instructor at a state university in upstate New York. The problem was, the home I purchased had no yard: I couldn't garden! But luck would have it that the university was at that time offering a grant to anyone who...

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Authors And The Trees That Inspired Them (PHOTOS)

(69) Comments | Posted May 15, 2011 | 8:21 AM

On a family vacation from Wisconsin to Dauphin Island, Alabama, we stopped at Lincoln's home in Springfield, IL to take a tour. In the front parlor, there was a photograph of Honest Abe hanging on the wall. He was standing out in front of his house next to a young...

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