Moon Over Martinborough by Jared Gulian

The hilarious tale of how two American city boys learn to become olive farmers on a lifestyle block in New Zealand.

'CJ, we know nothing about olive trees,' I explained. I spoke slowly and clearly. 'We no nothing about agriculture at all. We've never even had a garden before. We can barely even cook for ourselves. We've survived for years on takeaway meals and pre-packaged dinners.'

In this endearing, hilarious, wry and warm-hearted book, Jared Gulian describes the first four years of their new life in the country, its disasters and small triumphs, its surprises and pleasures. But most of all he describes the warmth of the local community that welcomed him, saved him from certain peril, taught him how to cook, how to care for animals, and how to understand and love the land.

Its specially commissioned line drawings by artist Greg Keith from Wolfies set this book apart as a little treasure. Published by Random House Books NZ.

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