A new voice finds the original personality of the higher Midwest
In the spirit of different writers who percentage an affinity for the normal world---authors resembling Robert Frost, Emerson, and invoice Bryson---Looking for Hickories is Tom Springer's ode to the folk, typical good looks, and lore of the Midwest, a spot the place bustling groups neighbor a delicate mosaic of quiet woods, fertile meadows, and miles of farmland.
Touching and funny by way of turns, Looking for Hickories captures the essence of the higher Midwest's personality with matters specific to the sector but usually common in topic, from barn construction to land protection to the overlooked value of varied bushes within the landscape.
Like Frost's most sensible poems, Springer's essays usually commence with satisfaction and result in knowledge. They mingle a generosity of spirit and the childlike excitement of discovery with a grown-up feel of a time and a spot, if no longer misplaced, then at risk of disappearing altogether---things to treasure and defend for this day and tomorrow.
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