Never Curse the Rain (Hardcover)
A Farm Boy’s Reflections on Water
Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 9780870207945, 160pp.
Publication Date: January 12, 2017
In Never Curse the Rain, Jerry shares his memories of water, from its importance to his family’s crops and cattle to its many recreational uses—fishing trips, canoe journeys, and the simple pleasures of an afternoon spent dreaming in the haymow as rain patters on the barn roof. Water is still a touchstone in Jerry’s life, and he explores the ways he’s found it helpful in soothing a troubled mind or releasing creativity. He also discusses his concerns about the future of water and ensuring we always have enough. For, as Jerry writes, "Water is one of the most precious things on this planet, necessary for all life, and we must do everything we can to protect it."
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Praise For Never Curse the Rain: A Farm Boy’s Reflections on Water…
Apps sets words into sentences as if they were jewels; he’s a beautiful writer whose warm reflections are shadowed with anxiety for the future. (Dave Luhrssen, Shepherd Express, February 3, 2017)
This book is like a handshake from a friend … [it is] the literary version of comfort food: put it in your hands, and you’ll feel as though you’re wrapped in Grandma’s hand-knitted afghan while sipping tomato soup on a grey day. Author Jerry Apps will do that to you; he’s a consummate storyteller who can sadden you on one page, tickle your funny bone two pages later, and astound you with facts in between. (Credit Terri Schlichenmeyer, The Bookworm Sez Review, March 2017)