- Narrated by: Michael Perry
- Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 04-15-05
- Language: English
- Publisher: HarperAudio
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Book Sense Book of the Year Award Finalist, Adult Non-Fiction, 2003
2005 Audie Award Nominee, Classic and Short Stories/Collections
"This is a quietly devastating book; intimate and disarming and lovely." (Esquire)
"Tragic at times, funny at others, Perry's memoir will appeal to anyone curious about small-town life." (Booklist)
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By Steve on 12-12-05
A little slow, but it is a small town world....
This one takes patience to appreciate. I grew up in small town Iowa so I can appreciate the slow pace of the narratives and the verbose delivery of the author/narrator. This is a book of essays on the author's life and experiences living in a small town. Most of them are long roads to not too much but that's the midwest. There are lots of long roads there that don't go anywhere so it's up to you to appreciate riding the road you're on. If you can approach this book that way then you'll enjoy the ride.
You may want to keep a dictionary close. The author likes to use 50 cent words to describe 25 cent stories.
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