After the death of her father and the loss of his fortune, Selina takes a job teaching school in the Dutch community of New Holland. She stays with the Pools and teaches young Roelf piano. He has a crush on her, but it is Pervus she marries. Dirk is their only child. After a few years Pervus dies. With a young child and only the farm, Selina begins her quest to grow high quality vegetables. She wants more for Dirk and guides his life until he graduates from college as an architect. As her vegetable label prospers, she sees Paula control Dirk's life as he moves away from creating and into sales, which is not where he wants to go.
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Did You Know?
Author Edna Ferber based the character of the Widow Paarlenburg on the real life Antje Paarlberg. The Paarlberg house and farm is now the Paarlberg Historical Farm and Museum in South Holland, Illinois, a suburb near the southern border of Chicago. See more
There is no such thing as a red cabbage growing out of the ground. They are green or purple. The red color is only created when the cabbage is subjected to low pH (acid). See more
What I don't have, Dirk, I don't need.
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