Sunday, September 22, 2013

The Quiet Season: Remembering Country Winters

MY newest book, The Quiet Season: Remembering Country Winters, is now available in bookstores, and also may be ordered from my website,  Wisconsin  Historical Society Press is the publisher. 
One writer said this about the book.“[Jerry] shares stories of growing up and keeping warm on a farm in central Wisconsin in the 1930s and early '40s. His memories are of a quieter season, a winter world that existed before electricity when farmers milked cows by hand by the light of a kerosene lantern. It was an era when a major part of every winter's work was 'making wood' to heat drafty farm homes and rural country schools, and when a lack of indoor plumbing meant every morning began with a rousingly cold dash to an outhouse.  Wisconsin winters then were also a time of reflection, of planning for the next year, and of families drawing together, a "quiet season" that profoundly influenced those who grew up with harsh northern winters]
The Quiet Season book is the subject for a hour-long TV documentary produced by Wisconsin Public TV and will be aired for the first time on Wisconsin Public TV stations December 4, 7:00 p.m.
For those who want a preview of the show, stop by the UW-Madison Memorial Union for a showing on October 1, 6:00 p.m. or the Wild Rose High School auditorium, on November 13, 7:00 p.m.  I will speak briefly at each showing and answer questions.

THE OLD TIMER SAYS: Different from what many say, winter has a lot going for it.

September 23, 6:30-7:30 Mount Horeb Public Library. Limping Through Life
September 26, 5:30 p.m. WPT, Premier Showing, “A Farm Winter with Jerry Apps,” Green Bay, Rock Garden, 1951 Bond Street.  Book signing, A Quiet Season. Tickets required, includes dinner.
September 28, 1:00 Barnes and Noble, Wausau, Book Signing. Limping Through Life and Quiet Season.
October 1, 6:00 p.m. UW Memorial Library Commons, WPT “A Farm Winter with Jerry Apps.” Book signing, A Quiet Season.
October 4-5, Heartland Fall Forum (Book Festival), Crowne Plaza Hotel, Chicago. O’Hare.
October 13, 1-4 P.M. August Derleth Celebration, Circus World Museum, Baraboo.
October 17, 5:30, Park Falls Library, Park Falls.
October 20, Noon. Rib River Ballroom, Marathon City. German-American Group. Limping Through Life.
October 22, 3:00 p.m. Brillion Library. Limping Through Life
October 23, 2:45-3:30, Wisconsin Library Association, Green Bay. Letters from Hillside Farm
October 26, 10:00-2:00 Grafton Book Festival, Liberty Memorial Library, Grafton.
November 2, 9:00-4:00 The Clearing, Door County. Writing From Your Life Workshop
November 6, 3:30 UW PLATO group, Oakwood West, Madison.  Quiet Season.
November 7, 7:00 p.m. Baraboo Public Library. Ringlingville U.S.A.
November 9, 9:30, Sheboygan County Research Center, Plymouth, Limping Through Life.
November 10: 2:00 p.m. Books and Company bookstore, Oconomowoc, The Quiet Season.

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