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A Year of Poultry, Pigs, and Parenting

Michael Perry


List Price: 25.99*
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May 2009 Indie Next List

“Our favorite, home-spun memoirist is back with his heartfelt, moving, and always hilarious recollections of his new life on 'the farm,' with a brand-new baby, and, of course, his long-awaited coop of chickens. A delight.”
— Diane Gressman, Books & Company, Oconomowoc, WI
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"Beneath the flannel surface of this deer-hunting, truck-loving Badger is the soul of a poet."
Chicago Tribune

You'll find in this book a slender silver cord of smart contemplation about meaning and purpose."
Minneapolis Star Tribune

"He's the real thing."
USA Today

Harper, 9780061240430, 368pp.

Publication Date: April 21, 2009

About the Author

Michael Perry is a humorist, radio host, songwriter, and the New York Times bestselling author of several nonfiction books, including Visiting Tom and Population: 485, as well as a novel, The Jesus Cow. He lives in northern Wisconsin with his family and can be found online at