Coop: A Year of Poultry, Pigs, and Parenting by Michael Perry.


Life in rural Wisconsin, or anywhere else for that matter, has rarely been chronicled as thoughtfully and honestly as by Michael Perry. After writing about his experiences as a volunteer firefighter and resident of New Auburn, Wisconsin in Population 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time and Truck: A Love Story, this time out Perry writes about building a chicken coop. Or does he? This book is a deeply enriching memoir of love, devotion, responsibility, dedication, friendship and loss. Perry’s voice as a writer is reminiscent of two long time neighbors sharing a glass of lemonade across a picnic table while discussing the trials of life and family over the past year. He unabashedly shares his love for his wife, both his daughters and the rest of his friends and family. He’s also fond of a few pigs and chickens! But this is a memoir of love and about one man’s ability to both realize it and share it. We, as readers, are the better for it.

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