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The Heart of Things (Hardcover)

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?I?ve never believed that living in one place means being one thing all the time, condemned like Minnie Pearl to wear the same hat for every performance. Life is more complicated than that.?
In this remarkable book of days, John Hildebrand charts the overlapping rings?home, town, countryside?of life in the Midwest. Like E. B. White, Hildebrand locates the humor and drama in ordinary life: church suppers, Friday night football, outdoor weddings, garden compost, family reunions, roadside memorials, camouflage clothing. In these wry, sharply observed essays, the Midwest isn?t The Land Time Forgot but a more complicated (and vastly more interesting) place where the good life awaits once we figure exactly out what it means. From his home range in northwestern Wisconsin, Hildebrand attempts to do just that by boiling down a calendar year to its rich marrow of weather, animals, family, home?in other words, all the things that matter.
Genre: Humor, Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Form / Essays, Personal Memoirs
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Street Date: August 28, 2014
TCIN: 16165129
UPC: 9780870206726
Item Number (DPCI): 247-26-0837
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