I recently read two great books by Wisconsin native Michael Perry:
Population 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren At A Time
Life in a small Wisconsin town is descibed in this well written and emotional memoir. The author, a volunteer firefighter, uses his on the job experiences as a backdrop for exposing his own life and feelings. This page turner is a gem of a memoir. Check catalog for availabilty.
Truck: A Love Story
Truck isn't quite a sequel to Population 485, but it does refer to some of the same characters. The author's life in a small western Wisconsin town unfolds around him while passionately restoring a 1951 International Harvester pickup truck. Told with an eye for humor and detail, this memoir will warm you on a cold day. Check catalog for availability.
- Submitted by Dan @ Central