Northwoods Hymnal

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Northwoods Hymnal

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The Northwoods Hymnal is full of stories about connecting and coping, hoping that a little community will keep out the cold of winter. Hawley's characters, from young punk rockers to tight-permed, white-haired women, accomplish that in a myriad of ways: drizzling the world in almond bark, a sauna, and a jump in the snow, disinterring loved ones only to bury them closer to home. The stories are wholly Midwestern, unassuming and funny, and you'll find they stay with you through the bleak, help with the coping, without asking much in return. And that's just the stories. The songs, also quiet, also sneaky in the way they win you over, will keep you warm all the winter long.

ISBN

9780983553045

Publication Date

2-2013

Department

English

Publisher

River Otter Press

City

St. Paul, Minnesota

Keywords

short stories

Disciplines

American Literature

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Table of Contents
Your bones get old --
A pretty good gig --
The favorite season --
The smell of burning leaves --
My Father's favorite hymn --
Halfway home --
Electric blues --
Snow angels --
Savages --
The clinch --
The tender kind --
Painting elephants --
All the winter long --
Almond bark --
Murder n the heart, murder in the hand --
Fifty-seven ways to kill a rat --
What holds us together --
The devolution of man --
Shoot the lights out --
Tomato soup.

Northwoods Hymnal

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