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  • Ansay, A. Manette
    VINEGAR HILL.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Avon, (1998.). Set in 1972, this is the story of Ellen, who finds herself living with her in-laws, narrrow-minded, rigid, eccentric, former farmers, Catholics who live in a world 'as rigid, as precise as a church.' A quiet, intense novel, often poetic in its language - Amy Tan called the author ".a powerful storyteller with lyrical gifts and a wry, observant eye." 240 pp. ISBN: 0-670852538.

    Condition: Very good condition.

    Book ID: 47045
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  • A TIPPY CANOE AND CANADA TOO: An Adventure in Animal Antics and Wilderness Wisdom. by Campbell, Sam.
    Campbell, Sam.
    A TIPPY CANOE AND CANADA TOO: An Adventure in Animal Antics and Wilderness Wisdom.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Boise, Idaho and Ontario, Canada: Pacific Press Publishing Association, nd (c 1974, 1946.). One of the books in the 'living forest series' by a man who, with his wife Giny, found a wilderness home on 'Sanctuary Lake' in Wisconsin, where the North woods stretch from there into Canada, a land of no roads, towns or man-made intrusions, a land where peace lives on. It was his trusty, but aging, birchbark canoe that took them to their island sanctuary. Illustrated by Lars Justinen. 250 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 40411
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  • MOOSE COUNTRY: A Boy Naturalist in an Ancient Forest. by Campbell, Sam.
    Campbell, Sam.
    MOOSE COUNTRY: A Boy Naturalist in an Ancient Forest.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Boise, Idaho and Ontario, Canada: Pacific Press Publishing Association, nd (c 1978, 1950.). One of the books in the 'living forest series' by a man who, with his wife Giny, found a wilderness home on Sanctuary Lake in Wisconsin, where the North woods stretch from there into Canada, a land of no roads, towns or man-made intrusions, a land where peace lives on. A young boy and his family join the Campbells for a winter visit to Sanctuary Lake - skiing, snowshoeing, tobagganing, and animals in the deep snow. Cover illustrated by Lars Justinen, interior drawings by Bob Meyers. 235 pp.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 40412
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  • Campbell, Sam.
    CALAMITY JANE: The Wise Old Raccoon.

    Edition: First printing.

    Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, (1962.) dj. Hardcover first edition - One of the later (and harder to find) books in the 'living forest series' written by a man who, with his wife Giny, found a wilderness home on 'Sanctuary Lake' in Wisconsin, where the North woods stretch from there into Canada, a land of no roads, towns or man-made intrusions, a land where peace lives on.This is a realistic story of a mother raccoon and her four baby coonlets. Illustrated with photographs by Charles Philip Fox. 127 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (prev owner's name, some edgewear and small chips to the dj.) Uncommon.

    Book ID: 28834
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  • Campbell, Sam.
    MOOSE COUNTRY: A Boy Naturalist in an Ancient Forest.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Boise, Idaho and Ontario, Canada: Pacific Press Publishing Association, nd (c 1978, 1950.). One of the books in the 'living forest series' by a man who, with his wife Giny, found a wilderness home on Sanctuary Lake in Wisconsin, where the North woods stretch from there into Canada, a land of no roads, towns or man-made intrusions, a land where peace lives on. A young boy and his family join the Campbells for a winter visit to Sanctuary Lake - skiing, snowshoeing, tobagganing, and animals in the deep snow. Cover illustrated by Lars Justinen, interior drawings by Bob Meyers. 235 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 27342
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  • Campbell, Sam.
    LOONY COON: Antics of a Rollicking Racoon.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Boise, Idaho and Ontario, Canada: Pacific Press Publishing Association, nd (c 1954.). One of the later and harder to find books in the 'living forest series' by a man who, with his wife Giny, found a wilderness home on Sanctuary Lake in Wisconsin, where the North woods stretch from there into Canada, a land of no roads, towns or man-made intrusions, a land where peace lives on. Cover illustrated by Lars Justinen, interior drawings by Alexander Key. 236 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 27345
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  • WILD SEASON. by Eckert, Allan W.
    Eckert, Allan W.
    WILD SEASON.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1967.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Eckert watches the month of May as spring arrives at Oak Lake near the Illinois-Wisconsin border. Illustrated by Karl E. Karalus. 244 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (usual toning to the pages, some rubbing and wear to the dj, but a tight and clean copy.)

    Book ID: 75560
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  • OTHER MAIN-TRAVELLED ROADS. by Garland, Hamlin.
    Garland, Hamlin.
    OTHER MAIN-TRAVELLED ROADS.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, (1910). Hardcover first edition - A collection of short stories, written between 1887-1889, a companion to 'Main-Travelled Roads', inspired by Garland's return to the West of his youth - Iowa, Dakota, & Wisconsin. Bound in tan cloth with gilt titling a gilt Art Nouveau corn motif decoration. viii, 350 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine - a lovely copy.

    Book ID: 75103
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  • Gray, James.
    PINE, STREAM & PRAIRIE: Wisconsin and Minnesota in Profile,

    Edition: 2nd printing before publication.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1945. Hardcover - Illustrated with many photographic plates. Frontispiece of a fold-out map of Minnesota and Wisconsin. The 'heartland,' agriculture, fishing, creativity (including Frank Lloyd Wright) are just some of the topics covered. Index. 312, x pp.

    Condition: Very good in tan cloth with gilt lettering, no dj (front flap of dustjacket laid in).

    Book ID: 35991
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  • Knaplund, Paul.
    MOORINGS OLD AND NEW: Entries in an Immigrant's Log.

    Edition: 2nd printing, 1964.

    Madison, WI: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1963. dj. Hardcover - Foreword by Merle Curti. The author of these memoirs was born in Norway, the son of a fisherman-farmer, and in 1909, at the age of 20, he emigrated to America - primarily because he could not get the education he sought in Norway. Includes information on living on a Norwegian fishing-farming island in the Arctic Circle and his early years as an immigrant in the rural Middle West, as well as life as a history professor. Index. 276 pp.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 36964
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  • THE RAFT. by LaMarche, Jim.
    LaMarche, Jim.
    THE RAFT.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Nicky isn't happy about having to spend the summer with his grandmother in the Wisconsin woods - but "one afternoon, while Nicky is trying to catch their dinner, a raft drifts down the river towards him.The raft has a calming magic about it, affecting both Nicky and the wildlife of the river and woods.Through the raft and the adventures it brings him on, Nicky finds new common ground with his grandmother, a fellow river rat, who encourages him to explore his newfound talent for art." Includes a note from the author/llustrator who talks about how events from his own childhood inspired this book. SIGNED on the half title page. Oblong format. Unpaginated. ISBN: 0-688139779.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 72822
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  • A WILD COLD STATE. by Monroe, Debra.
    Monroe, Debra.
    A WILD COLD STATE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1995). SIGNED first edition - Second collection of short stories by this award-winning author - stories "linked by the cold, unforgiving geography of rural Wisconsin." SIGNED on the title page. 272 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 67427
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  • A MEMOIR OF MY DAYS IN CHINA AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA by Pereira, Percival E (1926+-2002)
    Pereira, Percival E (1926+-2002)
    A MEMOIR OF MY DAYS IN CHINA AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

    Edition: First printing.

    By the author, (1996). SIGNED first edition - Autobiography of a man born in 1926 into a Portuguese family in Shanghai and who lived there with his family during World War II - leaving in 1946 for the United States, where he attended a school of pharmacy in Philadelphia, relocated to South Dakota, enlisted in the military during the Korean War and retired as a Colonel. Written to tell his grandchildren of the 20 years in Shanghai and the fifty years that followed in the United States. He was also very involved with the Boy Scouts so the chronology of special events in his life includes both attending World Jamboree and his promotions in the military. Illustrated with many…

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    By the author, (1996). SIGNED first edition - Autobiography of a man born in 1926 into a Portuguese family in Shanghai and who lived there with his family during World War II - leaving in 1946 for the United States, where he attended a school of pharmacy in Philadelphia, relocated to South Dakota, enlisted in the military during the Korean War and retired as a Colonel. Written to tell his grandchildren of the 20 years in Shanghai and the fifty years that followed in the United States. He was also very involved with the Boy Scouts so the chronology of special events in his life includes both attending World Jamboree and his promotions in the military. Illustrated with many photographs. INSCRIBED inside the front cover and dated in 1996. Very uncommon - WorldCat has a listing, but does not show any holdings. 114 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 85516
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  • Perry, Michael
    POPULATION: 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: HarperPerennial, (2003.). SIGNED first edition - After being gone for more than a decade, Perry returns to his hometown--New Auburn, Wisconsin, population: 485--and joins the volunteer fire and rescue department. INSCRIBED on the title page "for --- welcome to 'Nobbern'". 234 pp. ISBN: 0-060958073.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 39956
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  • POPULATION: 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time. by Perry, Michael
    Perry, Michael
    POPULATION: 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - After being gone for more than a decade, Perry returns to his hometown--New Auburn, Wisconsin, population: 485--and joins the volunteer fire and rescue department. SIGNED on the title page with the words "Welcome to 'Nobbern'". 234 pp. ISBN: 0-060198524.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79493
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  • CRUNCHING GRAVEL: Growing Up in the Thirties. by Peters, Robert.
    Peters, Robert.
    CRUNCHING GRAVEL: Growing Up in the Thirties.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Mercury House, (1988.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A poet's account of growing up during the Depression on a farm in Wisconsin. 122 pp. ISBN: 0-916515-346.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket (faint remainder mark, some toning to the pages, short closed tear to dj.)

    Book ID: 79107
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  • CRUNCHING GRAVEL: Growing Up in the Thirties. by Peters, Robert.
    Peters, Robert.
    CRUNCHING GRAVEL: Growing Up in the Thirties.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Mercury House, (1988.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A poet's account of growing up during the Depression on a farm in Wisconsin. 122 pp. ISBN: 0-916515-346.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (some toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 56910
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  • Pochmann, Ruth Fouts.
    TRIPLE RIDGE FARM.

    Edition: Family Bookshelf edition.

    New York Morrow, 1968. dj. Hardcover - August Derleth called this 'A persuasive adventure in country living, written with beguiling warmth and charm.' - the story of the a family's devotion to their Wisconsin farm and how they restored its natural wonders and beauty. Map endpapers. Illustrations by Lydia Rosier. 232 pp

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (prev owner's name.)

    Book ID: 28160
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  • ORCHARD. by Watson, Larry.
    Watson, Larry.
    ORCHARD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel by this award winning writer set in 1950s Wisconsin. "Ned Weaver, an internationally acclaimed painter, is famous in Door County, Wisconsin, for his luminous work - and for his affairs with his models. His wife, Harriet, has learned to accept these dalliances in the belief that his immense talent will ultimately make up for his shortcomings as a husband. Sonja Skordahl, a Norwegian immigrant, came to America looking for a new life. Instead, she married Henry House, only to find herself defined, like so many other mid-twentieth-century women, by her roles as wife and mother." SIGNED on the title page. 241 pp. ISBN: 0-37580523x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83024
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  • ORCHARD. by Watson, Larry.
    Watson, Larry.
    ORCHARD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel by this award winning writer set in 1950s Wisconsin. "Ned Weaver, an internationally acclaimed painter, is famous in Door County, Wisconsin, for his luminous work - and for his affairs with his models. His wife, Harriet, has learned to accept these dalliances in the belief that his immense talent will ultimately make up for his shortcomings as a husband. Sonja Skordahl, a Norwegian immigrant, came to America looking for a new life. Instead, she married Henry House, only to find herself defined, like so many other mid-twentieth-century women, by her roles as wife and mother." SIGNED on the title page. Review copy with promotional material laid in, 241 pp. ISBN: 0-37580523x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83025
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  • ORCHARD. by Watson, Larry.
    Watson, Larry.
    ORCHARD.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Random House, (2003). SIGNED first edition - Novel by this award winning writer set in 1950s Wisconsin. "Ned Weaver, an internationally acclaimed painter, is famous in Door County, Wisconsin, for his luminous work - and for his affairs with his models. His wife, Harriet, has learned to accept these dalliances in the belief that his immense talent will ultimately make up for his shortcomings as a husband. Sonja Skordahl, a Norwegian immigrant, came to America looking for a new life. Instead, she married Henry House, only to find herself defined, like so many other mid-twentieth-century women, by her roles as wife and mother." SIGNED on the title page. 239 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 83026
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