The Year of the Goat
40,000 Miles and the Quest for the Perfect CheeseBook - 2007
A couple and their dog travel throughout the United States researching farm life, animal husbandry, and cheese production.
Globe Fearon Co
A fascinating one-year sojourn across America in search of greener pastures—and 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 characters—including farmers, breeders, cheese makers, and world-class chefs—and 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 meet—both human and goat—are funny and vivid. . . . This is a book for anyone who’s ever imagined going back in time to a simpler life—or anyone who loves cheese.”—Entertainment Weekly
“Back-to-the-land fantasies aren’t new, but Hathaway gives theirs a modern twist.”