The Travels of Increase Joseph: A Historical Novel about a Pioneer Preacher
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The Travels of Increase Joseph: A Historical Novel about a Pioneer Preacher

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Plum Falls, New York, 1840s: Dismissed from Harvard Divinity School for his liberal views, Increase Joseph Link arrives home with a heavy heart. He gives up his dream of becoming a minister to settle for life on the farm, until the day he is struck by lightning and hears a voice telling him to rise and speak. Heeding that voice, Increase becomes a preacher, advocating for...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published July 11th 2010 by University of Wisconsin Press (first published November 2003)
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Sherri
This book started out hokey to me. The writing style was different for me. I had to keep in mind that this was a fictional character but used real events and most real places in Wisconsin as a base.

It was slow storytelling at times but once I started I had to find out if in the end what was in the Red Book.
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Jerold W. Apps, born and raised on a Wisconsin farm, is Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the author of more than 30 books, many of them on rural history and country life. His nonfiction books include: Living a Country Year, Every Farm Tells a Story, When Chores Were Done, Humor from the Country, Country Ways and Country Days, One-Room Schools, Cheese, Breweries of Wisc...more
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