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The summer of ordinary ways

Author: Nicole Lea Helget
Publisher: St. Paul, MN : Borealis Books, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Practicing baseball with Dad, then watching him go after a cow with a pitchfork in a fit of rage. Playing chicken on the county road with semi trucks full of hogs. Flirting with the milkman. Chasing with your sisters after Wreck and Bump, mangy mutts who prowl farmsteads killing chickens and drinking fuel oil. Moonshine and dandelion wine. The ghost of a girl buried alive over a century ago. These unforgettable,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Anecdotes
Biography
Named Person: Nicole Lea Helget; Nicole Lea Helget
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nicole Lea Helget
ISBN: 0873515439 9780873515436 0873515889 9780873515887
OCLC Number: 59756016
Awards: Commended for Minnesota Book Award (Autobiography/Memoir) 2006
Description: 182 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Stain you red (Summer 1983) --
Burn to black (Summer 1993) --
Cockleburs in the laundry (Summer 1984) --
Brewing (Summer 1982) --
Brimstone (Summer 1985) --
Courting the milkman (Summer 1988) --
Rooted here (Summer 1984) --
Vanity and the Immaculate Heart (Summer 1988) --
Caterpillar hunting (Summer 1983) --
The summer of ordinary ways (Summer 1982).
Responsibility: Nicole Lea Helget.
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"Practicing baseball with Dad, then watching him go after a cow with a pitchfork in a fit of rage. Playing chicken on the county road with semi trucks full of hogs. Flirting with the milkman. Chasing with your sisters after Wreck and Bump, mangy mutts who prowl farmsteads killing chickens and drinking fuel oil. Moonshine and dandelion wine. The ghost of a girl buried alive over a century ago. These unforgettable, sometimes hilarious images spill from a fierce and wondrous childhood into the pages of this memoir"--Jacket flap.

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Rural Minnesota is a Rough Place

by ricklibrarian (WorldCat user published 2006-03-25) Very Good Permalink
Nicole Lea Helget grew up on a farm near the small town of Sleepy Eye in south central Minnesota. The Summer of Ordinary Ways is a collection of well-crafted stories about her experiences as one of six daughters in a very disfunctional family. It opens with a story that is so violent and disturbing that...
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