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Home In Alfalfa [Paperback]

Hugh Cook
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Nov. 26 2007
Welcome to a year in the life of Alfalfa, a small town like all small towns of middle-America, a farm community where you will meet strange and wonderful characters such as... Hilbert TeBrake, who is convinced this is the year he will finally beat Earlie Prior in the giant cauliflower championship at the Alfalfa Fair.Robert Meyer the town photographer, a bachelor and the best friend an Alfalfa bride ever had on her wedding day - until one day the police have good reason to step into his home and discover the unexpected. A cast of characters which will remind the reader of Garrison Keillor's world.

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Hugh Cook is the author of numerous novels and stories, including the Homecoming Man and the award-winning Home In Alfalfa. In 1997 The Word Guild of Canada awarded Cook the Leslie K. Tarr Award. Cook is emeritus professor of English at Redeemer University College. He and his wife reside in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Cook at Home with Stories Sept. 22 1999
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Format:Hardcover
Storyteller Hugh Cook is at home writing stories with humor, empathy and a sense of extraordinary grace in the ordinary. He breathes life into small-town Dutch Reformed Canadian characters so well that you think you might like to put down the book and travel to the town of Alfalfa, but putting down the book is not that easy. It sticks to your fingers like marshmallows on a hot night around the campfire. Besides that, Alfalfa is not a town you'd find on a roadmap, but you will recognize the coffeehouse (center of town, center of information) and the town churches (centers of controversy and accidental holy moments). Throughout the book you may find yourself affirming one wife's viewpoint and then having to change your mind when you hear her husband's side of the story. You might shake your head ruefully or bust a gut laughing or sometimes--as I did throughout one chapter late in the book--you will cry and keep wiping away tears because you want to keep reading. Just because it's true. It doesn't cheat; it stays honest. How novel.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cook at Home with Stories Sept. 22 1999
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Format:Hardcover
Storyteller Hugh Cook is at home writing stories with humor, empathy and a sense of extraordinary grace in the ordinary. He breathes life into small-town Dutch Reformed Canadian characters so well that you think you might like to put down the book and travel to the town of Alfalfa, but putting down the book is not that easy. It sticks to your fingers like marshmallows on a hot night around the campfire. Besides that, Alfalfa is not a town you'd find on a roadmap, but you will recognize the coffeehouse (center of town, center of information) and the town churches (centers of controversy and accidental holy moments). Throughout the book you may find yourself affirming one wife's viewpoint and then having to change your mind when you hear her husband's side of the story. You might shake your head ruefully or bust a gut laughing or sometimes--as I did throughout one chapter late in the book--you will cry and keep wiping away tears because you want to keep reading. Just because it's true. It doesn't cheat; it stays honest. How novel.
5.0 out of 5 stars A little bit of home Sept. 10 2005
By K. Austin - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I attended the University in which Hugh Cook was a professor, and was his student in English. This is a wonderful book - very enjoyable to read! It feels a bit like Little House on the Prarie with wonderful characters and settings! I look forward to more of his books!!
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