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The Heart of Things : A Midwestern Almanac
by John Hildebrand


Overview - 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 ringshome, town, countrysideof life in the Midwest.
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Overview
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 ringshome, town, countrysideof 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, homein other words, all the things that matter.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780870206726
  • ISBN-10: 0870206729
  • Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society Press
  • Publish Date: August 2014
  • Page Count: 188
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.7 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds


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