Limestone County Almanac

Limestone County Almanac

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The bible of prairie life was once the almanac.Limestone County Almanac is a beautifully honed collection of loosely related stories about the people of Mount Nebo, a farm town in southern Illinois. The four parts of the book correspond to the seasons that governed country life - planting, growing, harvesting, and hunkering down for winter. The vivid, sometimes somber, often hilarious personal stories youa€™ll encounter span the years of the Great Depression, World War II, and the post-war recovery, as lived in the sprawling prairie countryside.Through the eyes of the mysterious rural postman, Denton Kamermeyerer, you will come to know a marvelous assembly of characters whose lives intertwine with secrets, joys, and the occasionally tragic costs of everyday life. The opening scene is an early foggy morning at the towna€™s old cemetery, where a lone figure contemplates a fresh grave - that of postman Kamermeyerer, surrounded by the headstones of the people whose lives he observed in his daily rounds.After WWI, fleeing the qstill fresh blood of memory, q the postman comes to know the simple-living, singular people of Limestone County. And ultimately, he finds his own peace among them. As he drives his daily route he jots down observations in his little notebooks - things he witnessed that qnot even Faulkner could have imagined!qIa#39;ve kept enough out from my savings, however, for a train ticket back to Mount Nebo to visit you and my family once more before the fall registration in September. ... In my senior English class this past spring I wrote the enclosed short essay.

Title:Limestone County Almanac
Author:Lynne Bevan DeMichele
Publisher:Publish on Demand Global - 2012-08-08


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