Terrorized by a shadow from the past, an afflicted farmer attempts suicide under a rotting burial elm, inadvertently unearthing a dark ancestral history and exposing diseased generational roots of abandonment and abuse. But a secret also waits to be discovered, deep in the ordinary soil of the Oklahoma Panhandle, that holds the redemptive power to save both the man and the land.

“Ordinary Soil brings to haunting life the desperate realities of the American heartland but also offers a glimpse into a better future… a call to action for all of us.”

“An epic, beautiful, and compelling story, rich in plot and characters, with a powerful message that needs to be heard by all of us.”
Producer/Director, East New York, The Blacklist, Monk, The Mentalist, NCIS, NYPD Blue, Grey’s Anatomy

“Beautifully written . . . captivates readers with an urgent call to action and a message of pure hope. Woodard eloquently weaves a tale of relatable humanity that inspires us all to embrace our connection to the earth.”
CEO of Kiss the Ground

“Captivating . . . an essential love story between human and earth. They are one.”
Cabinet Minister for Nelson Mandela and Chairman of the UN Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition

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