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Local wonders: seasons in the Bohemian Alps

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Ted Kooser describes with exquisite detail and humor the place he calls home in the rolling hills of southeastern Nebraska--an area known as the Bohemian Alps. Nothing is too big or too small for his attention. Memories of his grandmother's cooking are juxtaposed with reflections about the old-fashioned outhouse on his property. When casting his eye on social progress, Kooser reminds us that the closing of local schools, thoughtless county weed control, and irresponsible housing development destroy more than just the view.

In the end, 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, or baking a pie, or decorating the house for Christmas can summon memories of his Iowa childhood. This writer is a seer in the truest sense of the word, discovering the extraordinary within the ordinary, the deep beneath the shallow, the abiding wisdom in the pithy Bohemian proverbs that are woven into his essays.

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ils:.b15863591BookBooksEnglishUniversity of Nebraska Press, c2002.xvii, 153 p. ; 25 cm.
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seriesAmerican lives
series_with_volumeAmerican lives|
Country life -- Nebraska -- Garland Region
Garland Region (Neb.) -- Description and travel
Garland Region (Neb.) -- Rural conditions
Garland Region (Neb.) -- Social life and customs
Kooser, Ted
Natural history -- Nebraska -- Garland Region
Nebraska -- Description and travel
Nebraska -- Social life and customs
Poets, American -- 20th century -- Biography
Poets, American -- Homes and haunts -- Nebraska
Seasons -- Nebraska -- Garland Region
title_displayLocal wonders : seasons in the Bohemian Alps
title_fullLocal wonders : seasons in the Bohemian Alps / Ted Kooser
title_shortLocal wonders
title_subseasons in the Bohemian Alps
topic_facetCountry life
Description and travel
Homes and haunts
Kooser, Ted
Natural history
Poets, American
Rural conditions
Social life and customs