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      The Heart of Things: A Midwestern Almanac

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      200 Pages
      ISBN: 9780870206726

      Published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press

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      By John Hildebrand

      "No writer has challenged—and sharpened—my ‘sense of place’ more than John Hildebrand. Throughout these essays—rooted in Wisconsin but relevant the whole world wide—the heart wrestles the mind, and both emerge strengthened. We are lucky to have this man writing on our behalf.” - Michael Perry

      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—weather, animals, family, home—in other words, all the things that matter.

      By John Hildebrand

      "No writer has challenged—and sharpened—my ‘sense of place’ more than John Hildebrand. Throughout these essays—rooted in Wisconsin but relevant the whole world wide—the heart wrestles the mind, and both emerge strengthened. We are lucky to have this man writing on our behalf.” - Michael Perry

      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—weather, animals, family, home—in other words, all the things that matter.

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      Publication Year2014
      Page Count200
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      Format/BindingHardcover
      Trim Size5.5 x 8.5 inches

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      Products specifications
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      PublisherWisconsin Historical Society Press
      ISBN Number

      978-0-87020-672-6

      Publication Year2014
      Page Count200
      Illustrations
      Format/BindingHardcover
      Trim Size5.5 x 8.5 inches
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