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River is Us
For years, midwesterners have paged eagerly through the Chicago Tribune, searching for the latest finely wrought piece by nature columnist Bill Stokes. His slice-of-the-season essays are always worth savoring. Sometimes, like tart cherry pie, they are laden with sharp reminders of human shortcomings; at other times, they may remind the reader of sweet, homemade apple pie, ...more
Paperback, 223 pages
Published March 1st 1999 by Northword Press
(first published August 1993)
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Bill Stokes is a former columnist with the Milwaukee Journal and Chicago Tribune. This is a collection of his nature essays. I love the pictures he is able to paint with his words. If you enjoy nature, I'm sure you'll enjoy this book. ...more
Born in Barron, Wisconsin, on September 11, 1931, Bill Stokes grew up on a small dairy farm between Barron and Rice Lake. He began his official writing career as an outdoor writer and general reporter for the Stevens Point Daily Journal, where he served as columnist, reporter and outdoor writer. In 1961 he moved to the Wisconsin State Journal, in Madison, where he wrote outdoor and personal column ...more