Visiting Tom: a man, a highway, and the road to roughneck grace

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"Somewhere between Garrison Keillor's idyllic-sweet Lake Wobegon and the narrow-mindedness of Sinclair Lewis's Main Street lies the reality of small-town life. This is where Michael Perry lives." --St. Paul Pioneer Press

"Perry can take comfort in the power of his writing, his ability to pull readers from all corners onto his Wisconsin spread, and make them feel right at home." --Seattle Times

Tuesdays with Morrie meets Bill Bryson in Visiting Tom, another witty, poignant, and stylish paean to living in New Auburn, Wisconsin, from Michael Perry. The author of Population: 485, Coop, and Truck: A Love Story, Perry takes us along on his uplifting visits with his octogenarian neighbor one valley over--and celebrates the wisdom, heart, and sass of a vanishing generation that embodies the indomitable spirit of small-town America.

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subject_facet Farm life -- Wisconsin, Farmers -- Wisconsin -- Biography, Hartwig, Tom, Perry, Michael, -- 1964-, Perry, Michael, -- 1964- -- Friends and associates, Wisconsin -- Biography
title_display Visiting Tom : a man, a highway, and the road to roughneck grace
title_full Visiting Tom : a man, a highway, and the road to roughneck grace / Michael Perry, Visiting Tom A Man, a Highway, and the Road to Roughneck Grace
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