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Growing up Iowa based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Through brief, anecdotal chapters, Hill takes readers on a journey back to depression-era Iowa. This nostalgic, 'slice of life' piece treats hardship with humor, includes fun asides like a recipe for real hand-churned ice cream, and offers glimpses into a future Hill still hopes to see (e.g. enjoying a Sousa concert with his great-grandchildren somewhere in the ballpark of 2015). The self-contained chapters are quick and easy reads and cover everything from the significance of a small town band, the bonds between father and son, the importance of knowing the right 5-year-olds, and the joy of being 'renamed' by one's grandchildren. A truly enjoyable read that offers a window not just into one man's life, but an entire generation.