Michael Perry will read from Coop: A Family, a Farm, and the Pursuit of One Good Egg, at 7:30pm this coming Tuesday at Magers & Quinn Booksellers.
Faced with thirty-seven acres of fallen fences and overgrown fields surrounding his rickety Wisconsin farmhouse, and informed by his pregnant wife that she intends to deliver their baby at home, Michael Perry plumbs his unorthodox childhood--his city-bred parents took in sixty-some foster children while running a ramshackle dairy farm--for clues to how to proceed as a farmer, a husband, and a father. Coop is filled with humor, but Perry also writes from the quieter corners of his heart, chronicling experiences as joyful as the birth of his child and as devastating as the death of a dear friend.
"Beneath the flannel surface of this deer-hunting, truck-loving Badger is the soul of a poet."--Chicago Tribune
We're pleased to have Michael Perry back again. He's a lot of fun. You don't want to miss this reading. Details are here.--David E