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Booker's Point (Paperback) (Megan Grumbling)

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Bernard A. Booker, old Maine codger and unofficial mayor of Ell Pond, knew the right ways to dig an eight-foot hole, build a maple sugar house out of a water heater, and ****** good white granite from other people’s back lots. The wry Yankee woodsman is the subject of Booker’s Point, an oral history-inspired portrait-in-verse. Weaving storytelling, natural history, and the poetry of place, this collection evokes the sensibility of rural New England, meditations on home and elders, and, above all, the pleasures of a good story. From “Some Kind of Hunter”  He coaxed a pregnant woman right acrossthe river, and it weren’t no easy bridge.A cousin of an in-law, broke as dirt,she come up visiting from Vermont too poorto buy a license. Booker paid it, seta rifle in her hands, and took her upto Perkinstown, the brook side, where they comeupon this bridge, just beams and cables, rough.Full six months big, a borrowed gun; to her,that span, it looked like one hell of a stunt 
Number of Pages: 72.0
Genre: Poetry
Sub-Genre: General
Series Title: Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Texas A & M Univ Pr
Author: Megan Grumbling
Language: English
Street Date: March 25, 2016
TCIN: 50781692
UPC: 9781574416343
Item Number (DPCI): 248-11-1825

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