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The Resource The heart of things : a Midwestern almanac, John Hildebrand

The heart of things : a Midwestern almanac, John Hildebrand

Label
The heart of things : a Midwestern almanac
Title
The heart of things
Title remainder
a Midwestern almanac
Statement of responsibility
John Hildebrand
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In lyrical prose, author John Hildebrand charts the seasons, landscapes, and people of the Midwest. In the same way that E.B. White's essays documented life in Maine, Hildebrand creates a unique portrait of Wisconsin by focusing on ordinary life through the seasons. The almanac style of month-by-month chapters invites readers to approach the book from any direction, entering at whatever chapter strikes their mood at time--January if that's what month it happens to be or July if one is sick of the snow and anticipating summer. Whether describing a night ski race across Chequamegon Bay, a Friday-night fish boil at his local parish, or a possum playing dead atop his backyard compost pile, Hildebrand portrays a place both familiar and fresh. As he explains, "I've never accepted the idea that being from the Midwest meant being one thing all the time, condemned like Minnie Pearl to wear the same hat for every performance. Our lives are more complicated than that. Even when I've written about what appear to be fixed traditions, like church suppers or small town football or deer hunting--they're just snapshots in time. The essays include revised Wisconsin Trails pieces (now free of their 700-word limit) and others pieces written for magazines such as Sports Illustrated, plus a few completely new essays"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
977
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
F581.6
LC item number
.H55 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Label
The heart of things : a Midwestern almanac, John Hildebrand
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn879583427
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 188 pages
Isbn
9780870206726
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014018398
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)879583427
Label
The heart of things : a Midwestern almanac, John Hildebrand
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn879583427
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 188 pages
Isbn
9780870206726
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014018398
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)879583427

Library Locations

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