Abe Spalding, an Ontario native, is determined to conquer the Canadian prairies, and so uproots his life to move to a bare patch of land in Manitoba. Despite his indomitable spirit and determination, Abe struggles to bring success to his venture, and it takes him a lifetime to discover the true fruits of the pioneering spirit.
Fruits of the Earth has been recognized as an important early Canadian novel and is notable for its realistic portrayal of life in the Canadian West during the pioneer era.
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