What makes life meaningful for Kooser are the ways in which his neighbors care for one another and how an afternoon walking with an old dog, baking a pie, or decorating the house for Christmas can summon memories of his Iowa childhood.
This writer sees the extraordinary within the ordinary, the deep beneath the shallow, the abiding wisdom in the pithy Bohemian proverbs that are woven into his essays.
©2002 The University of Nebraska Press; (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
"Ted Kooser's Local Wonders is the quietest magnificent book I've ever read." (Jim Harrison, author of Legends of the Fall)
"Local Wonders should be read and reread. It is a treasure." (Dallas Morning News)
"A series of sometimes sparkling, other times electrifying, and always engaging scenes that read like a poet's diary." (Colorado Review)
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