Apps-etizers with Jerry Apps!
One of Wild Rose's own, Jerry Apps, will be at the library to share "Apps-etizers" and stories, while introducing his two newest books: Limping Through Life: A farm boy's polio memoir and Letters From Hillside Farm.
Limping Through Life chronicles Jerry's life from the night he contracts polio in 8th grade, to his marriage to Ruth, "the most attractive woman in the room," and on through to Jerry receiving his PhD.
The book is moving and a poignant look at rural life and life on the farm. Jerry overnight went from being the fastest kid to win a can of asparagus, to not being able to walk. He became the shortest-lived baseball player on the Wild Rose Team. Jerry became a commissioned officer in the Army, and went on to write (as we know) many, many books!
Letters From Hillside Farm is a fictionalized account of farm life during the great depression, as seen through the letters of a small boy to his grandma, and her responses back.
I hope you will join us. Jerry is a huge supporter of our library and village, and a magnificent storyteller. As a boy, he was not allowed to check out books from the library in Wild Rose. As an adult, he has become one of our greatest benefactors. We are, says Jerry, "the worldwide distributors" of the DVD Jerry Apps: A Farm Life, for which I am eternally grateful.
Join us June 7 at 6pm in the community center for "Apps-etizers with Jerry Apps" a book release, talk and signing. We will enjoy hors d'oeuvres from 6-about 6:45, then Jerry will give a "short talk" about his books and answer questions. After the program, Jerry will sign books next door in the library.