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Nailing it : the sound of distant hammering in the attic of my brain

Author: Norman Dietz
Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio Inc., 2005.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : MP3 : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Nailing it is a warm, knowing, and often hilarious commemoration of small-town life during the Great Depression of the 1930s. A celebration of the humor and indomitability of the human spirit, the tale tells the story of one young man, a local volunteer fireman, who is determined to rescue his neighbors from boredom and sadness if nothing else in the tiny village of Oliver, New York, deep in the snow country east of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Biography
History
Named Person: Norman Dietz; Norman Dietz
Material Type: Biography, Document, Audio book, etc., Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Dietz
ISBN: 0786151382 9780786151387
OCLC Number: 71782016
Notes: Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Unabridged.
Duration: 2:53:27.
Performer(s): Read by Norman Dietz.
Details: Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 41549 KB; MP3 file size: 81466 KB).; Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Responsibility: Norman Dietz.

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Nailing it is a warm, knowing, and often hilarious commemoration of small-town life during the Great Depression of the 1930s. A celebration of the humor and indomitability of the human spirit, the tale tells the story of one young man, a local volunteer fireman, who is determined to rescue his neighbors from boredom and sadness if nothing else in the tiny village of Oliver, New York, deep in the snow country east of Buffalo. He banishes both ennui and melancholy with community hijinks of manic inventiveness and, too frequently breathtaking embarrassment, in his last years before a fatal encounter with an unsuspected cancer. Vivid, moving, and also wickedly funny, the tale is a reminder that although life is short and unpredictable, its transience and danger can often be transformed by the love and occasionally also by the downright silliness of those whose company we treasure: a comic paean to life in the midst of death.

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