Weaving together the strong threads of family and friends in a pattern of grace, forgiveness, and kindness, A Can of Peas invites readers into a place where every day brings a new story and neighbors are more than just people who live down the road. Sometimes funny and often poignant, these vignettes will draw both men and women into the reassuring rhythms of life as it ought to beand as it still is in the heart of America. After the death of his grandfather, Peter Morgan and his new bride, Mae, face a life-changing decision: should they embrace the career-chasing ambitions of their family and friends in St. Paul or accept the absurd challenge of saving the family farm in the Minnesota countryside? Enticed by the romance of a simple, quiet life, the Morgans set out to follow in the footsteps of Peters grandparents. Soon, Peter is farming around the clock, barely one step ahead of failure as Mae struggles to find her place in Peters life and in the community. Will the strain of saving the farm tear their marriage apart? Was it a mistake to dream?From the Trade Paperback edition.