MY newest book, The Quiet Season: Remembering Country Winters, is now available in bookstores, and also may be ordered from my website, www.jerryapps.com. 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.