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“The meat of this new book is lovely stories about being a country boy, contemplation about the ways of nature and sage dollops of advice, sometimes delivered with gentle, dry humor. From his thoughts for May: Do nothing in haste, except running away from an angry dog.”
WisconsinState Journal (Madison, WI), July 1, 2007
“Jerry Apps, the UW-Madison emeritus agriculture professor, is one of the people who define Wisconsin, not only for those from other states, but also for those of use who are natives.”
Jerry Apps, bestselling author of Country Wisdom, chronicles a country year through warm-hearted tales of months growing up on a Midwestern dairy farm in the 1940s. Adding aphorisms and the occasional recipe for good measure, he tells of skating on a frozen pond on a moonlit night, driving the hired man’s Model T touring car at the age of 10, recovering from polio by driving a tractor during disking season, and learning to ride bareback on a pony named Ginger. Throughout, Apps is a delightful companion, by turns witty and profound, getting to the heart of the country.
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if you are thinking about buying this book, you probably should just pull the trigger on it. I bought for my parents and read it - it's full of great stories that are very relatable if you understand the time and place which they're directed at.
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Jerry Apps writes novels and nonfiction about the outdoors, country life, and rural living for adults and children. He received the 2008 First Place Nature Writing Award from the Midwest Independent Publishers Association and the 2007 Major Achievement Award from the Council for Wisconsin Writers, and was elected a Fellow in Wisconsin Academy of Sciences Arts and Letters in 2012.
For further information, visit Jerry's website, www.jerryapps.com