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  • Hardcover: 514 pages
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation (April 16, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1469178133
  • ISBN-13: 978-1469178134
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,856,697 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Joan Mathy Norgord was born and raised in the small town of Prentice, Wisconsin. She and her siblings grew up in the home of their great-grandfather, an elderly gentleman that they would come to love. Long after his death, she was inspired to write about him, but education, marriage and raising two children took priority. After attending Edgewood College in the early 1980s, she began to study ancestry. Curiosity about faces in old photographs, led to an examination of family history, especially in regard to her paternal great-grandfather. It would take more than 10 years to complete her mission. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By GoneCoastal on June 15, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Excellently researched book in the tradition of historical memoirs that bridge personal stories with bigger events. This is a challenge for any author, and all the more pleasant because it's a masterful work by this author.
A great story about the author's family ( but it could have been mine too) from the perspective of the family patriarch. She covers the landscape of rural america in the early part of the last century and show's us how the big events of that period affected us all. As a multigenerational view, she does well with covering the times of each successive generation while maintaining the humanity of the people involved. I think that though it has a great midwest appeal, the fact that it brings to life the history of a state (Wisconsin) that is currently in the midst of creating history once again at the national level, makes it both current and historical at the same time.

The author brings a fresh perspective and humor to her writing, and understandably it's got an very deep feel about it because it's the author's own family. I can only hope that Ms. Norgord has other efforts in mind - I'll be looking forward to watching her grow as a writer.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By fifi on February 13, 2013
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I read this book that of a friend gave me. I liked it so much I ordered it
for my son which he loved the book also. We are from Prentice so we
know alot of the people she talks about. I could hardly put the book down
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anna on August 12, 2012
Format: Hardcover
This fascinating historical novel opened an window on the realities of the late 1800s in Wisconsin as first and second generation immigrants struggled to establish themselves in the vast open and lonely space - in many ways the realities faced by this family could have been that of any other family living in the Midwest. The author artfully portrays how World War I and II and other historical events shaped and greatly influenced the lives of the author's family. We are shown the particularities of each generation, from the one room school to the formal, old-fashioned courting customs.

On a more intimate level, the fascinating and turbulent love story between Sam and his wife Carrie engulfs the reader completely, making it difficult to put the book down.
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Format: Paperback
I found this book quite compelling. This man could be anyone's great grandfather, but he was mine. I learned of him at an early age from my father . I have tried to achieve his kind regard for people and especially children throughout my life. I am so pleased this book was written and I am grateful for the dedication and hard work on it's authenticity. I believe this book would be enjoyed by many of us who have ancestors who came to America looking for a better life. What courage and what heart in both the author and Samuel Pierson.
thank you both
Christin Mathy Anderson
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