New Stuff Tuesday – October 25, 2016

Roughneck Grace book cover

Roughneck Grace:
Farmer Yoga, Creeping Codgerism, Apple Golf, and Other Brief Essays From On and Off the Back Forty
by Michael Perry
AC8.5 .P47 2016
New Arrivals, 2nd floor

Michael Perry has brought us yet another colorful collection of essays, many inspired by the place he calls home and by the people from New Auburn, Wisconsin. Originally written as a column for the Wisconsin State Journal, some anecdotes in this collection bring back familiar themes – such as intermittent, amateur pig farming and restoring the chicken coop on wheels. Others bring to light other considerations of consequence such as septic tank dilemmas (“a problem not zappable by app”) and how to market yoga to farmers (focus on the utility of the plow pose, or the wheel pose, “a good choice if you were trying to locate a grease zerk on the underside of the hay baler.”)

Check out this and other titles by Michael Perry from Andersen Library:

Population, 485 : meeting your neighbors one siren at a time / Michael Perry.
Truck : a love story / Michael Perry. (print and audio)
Off Main Street : barnstormers, prophets, and gatemouth’s gator : essays / Michael Perry.
Coop : a family, a farm, and the pursuit of one good egg / Michael Perry. (print and audio)
The scavengers / Michael Perry. (young adult fiction)

About Ellen Latorraca

Reference & Instruction Librarian Liaison for the College of Education & Professional Studies
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