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Sweet and Sour Pie: A Wisconsin Boyhood

$19.95
Sweet and Sour Pie: A Wisconsin Boyhood

ISBN: 978-0-299-23060-9
Condition: New
Binding: Hardcover
Book Size: 6 x 9in
Pages: 176
Publisher: Terrace Books
Publish Place: Madison, WI
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As a young boy, Dave Crehore moved with his parents from northern Ohio to the shipbuilding town of Manitowoc on the shores of Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan, where the Germanic inhabitants punctuate their conversations with “enso,” the local radio station interrupts Beethoven for commercials, and the outdoors are a wellspring of enlightenment. Crehore’s stories of his youth in 1950s Wisconsin are peppered with engaging characters and a quiet wit. A grouse-hunting expedition goes awry when an eccentric British businessman bags an escaped bantam rooster with a landing net. Crehore’s great-grandfather gets in trouble one Christmas when he sneaks a whoopee-cushion under a guest’s seat. The elderly Frau Blau gets trapped in an outhouse by a shady auctioneer during a farm sale. Through all the adventures—and misadventures—in a small town and in the great outdoors of Wisconsin, family is always at the center. This gently humorous look back at a baby-boomer’s awakening to adulthood will be appreciated by members of any generation.

Other books by Dave Crehore:
The Baileys Harbor Bird and Booyah Club
The Baileys Harbor Bird and Booyah Club

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