From the acclaimed author of Coop and Population: 485 comes a portrait of a unique individual and a dedicated way of life.
What can we learn about life, love, and artillery from an eighty-two-year-old man whose favorite hobby is firing his homemade cannons? Visit by visit often with his young daughters in tow author Michael Perry finds out.
Toiling in his shop, Tom Hartwig makes gag shovel handles, parts for quarter-million-dollar farm equipment, and now and then batches of potentially extralegal explosives. Tom, who is approaching his sixtieth wedding anniversary with his wife, Arlene, and is famous for driving a team of oxen in local parades, has stories dating back to the days of his prize Model A and an antiauthoritarian streak refreshed daily by theinterstate that was shoved through his front yard in 1965 and now dumps more than eight million vehicles past his kitchen window every year. And yet Visiting Tom is dominated by the elderly man s equanimity andultimately when he and Perry converse as husbands and the fathers of daughters unvarnished tenderness.
PERRY S the real thing. USA Today"
Автор: Grace, Tom Название: Spyder web ISBN: 1847561225 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781847561220 Издательство: HarperCollins UK Рейтинг: Цена: 1195 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Ex-Navy Seal Nolan Kilkenny is recruited by the US government on a deadly mission to destroy a computer virus that could demolish America... The thrilling new action adventure from the international bestseller.
Автор: Bailey, Tom Название: The Grace That Keeps This World ISBN: 0307238024 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780307238023 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 961 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Gary and Susan Hazen--high school sweethearts married for many years, born and bred in the Adirondack community of Lost Lake--live a simple and honest life and have instilled values in their two grown sons by example. But despite their efforts, Gary senses that his sons are starting to pull away and can't help but feel he is at fault. His younger son, Kevin, has ambitions that extend far beyond the snowy edges of their small town. And his elder, Gary David, so fears disappointing his father that he is keeping an important part of his life secret. The Grace That Keeps This World is a story about family, community, and the shared values that underlie and sustain human relationships. And ultimately, it is a tale of profound loss, human fallibility, and the love--romantic, neighborly, or familial--that can sometimes blur our line of vision. A Book Sense pick Includes a new essay by the author and a preview chapter of his forthcoming novel, Cotton Song.
"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.
Автор: Grace, Tom Название: Quantum ISBN: 1847561233 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781847561237 Издательство: HarperCollins UK Рейтинг: Цена: 1195 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Ex-Navy Seal Nolan Kilkenny is recruited by the US government to find an incredible scientific discovery that could prove to be the ultimate power of the new millennium... The thrilling new action adventure from the international bestseller.
Автор: Grace, Tom Название: Secret cardinal ISBN: 1847561217 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781847561213 Издательство: HarperCollins UK Рейтинг: Цена: 643 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Ex-Navy Seal Nolan Kilkenny finds himself on his dangerous mission yet, one which will take him from the Vatican to the arid steppes of China...
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