Several people guessed, and came up with three out the five First Lines of Favorite Books. You can see who by looking at the Comments. I don’t see a reason to wait a week to give the remaining answers, as the guesses have petered out (almost literally).
The rundown, including those already identified:
1-Letters of a Woman Homesteader by Eleanor Pruitt Stewart
2-For the Life of the World by Alexander Schmemann
3-We Die Alone by David Howarth, a true survival story from WWII
4-Perelandra by C.S. Lewis
5-The Land Was Everything by Victor Davis Hanson. Hanson spoke for my father and thousands of other farmers like him–and Hanson himself–about the farmer’s life in California’s Central Valley.