In this eminently readable story, Jerry Apps delves into the heart of small-town America. Reckoning with timely problems and opinions that divide us, he shows us the power in restoring our relationships with nature and our communities.
“A heck of a read. Settlers Valley comfortably ambles in typical Jerry Apps fashion even as chapters bristle with action and explore complex issues of the day. Every page is a reminder of his deep understanding of and love for rural Wisconsin.”—Bill Berry, author of Banning DDT: How Citizen Activists in Wisconsin Led the Way
“Apps weaves a story of intrigue as a rural settlement of veterans finds itself up against unimagined odds. Flames leap, gunshots crackle, lovers swoon as a once peaceful Wisconsin valley is fractured by deception, hatred, and the remnant stresses of war.”—Jim Guhl, author of Eleven Miles to Oshkosh
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About the Author
Jerry Apps has written more than forty fiction and nonfiction books about life in the upper Midwest, including In a Pickle and Simple Things: Lessons from the Family Farm. He is a professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and has appeared in five documentaries about rural history and country life produced by Wisconsin Public Television.
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Go to www.jerryapps.com for more information.