Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Liz Marr is an award-winning food and nutrition writer and recipe developer. Liz and her mother, Helen Ruth Poss Marr, are co-authors of the The Richest Soil Grows the Deepest Roots, a compelling historical memoir that intertwines her mother's memories growing up on her family farm in the Missouri River bottoms of Platte County during the Great Depression and World War II with her family saga spanning five generations. Their family story gives rich personal insight into the complex intermingling that occurred in Missouri among Southerners who had been traveling west since the founding of Jamestown and mid-nineteenth century immigrants from Germany. Whatever the differences, their ancestors found much in common as hard-working people building a farm community in the fertile Missouri River Bottoms. Available August 2021.