Hilarious memoir by John Kenneth Galbraith about growing up in rural Ontario on a farm raising Aberdeen Angus beef cattle among transplanted Highlander Scots. By turns, life in Iona Station is bleak, affectionate, funny, sexy, and mysteriously charming: you'll find out about such recondite subjects as psychological sterility (an ailment of rough climates), the origin of the rebel yell, what it takes to be a True Man of Standing, and others.
If you like Garrison Keillor, you'll LOVE this book. Best dialog, when the young future economist is watching a bull service a cow in the company of his ladylove:
"I think I would like to try something like that."
She: "Well, it IS your cow."