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Truck: A Love Story (P.S.) by Michael Perry
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Truck: A Love Story (P.S.)

by Michael Perry

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Humorist Michael Perry brings readers the true story of a truck, a garden, and a girl. As a confirmed bachelor, Perry enjoys a comfortable life in Wisconsin. He proudly serves with his neighbors on the New Auburn Area Fire Department and spends his time writing. He is surrounded by family, good friends, and fun times. However, as Perry approaches forty, he yearns for something more.

Peppered with anecdotes about the characters he encounters on a daily basis, readers follow Perry through a year of truck restoration, amateur gardening, and finding true love. Will he finally settle down with the girl of his dreams? Check this one out for your book club and discuss his adventures.

The Bottom Line: This is an endearing look at small town life in the Midwest. No matter where you live, readers will relate to searching for true love and finding a sense of belonging. Perry writes about family and friends with humor, kindness, and respect. His writing brings a unique focus to everyday things and an appreciation for living in the present. Recommended for car enthusiasts, gardeners, and romantics who enjoy a happy ending.

For the complete review including Book Club Notes, please visit the Mini Book Bytes Book Review Blog. ( )
  aya.herron | Mar 3, 2017 |
Perry is the rural poet laureate of Wisconsin (in my humble opinion). His essays on life in a small town are poetic, tender, touching, and hilarious. I laughed out loud at his descriptions of “squirrel wars,” read aloud to my husband his paean to seed catalogues, and found myself misty-eyed when he waxes poetic about the love of his life (I’m talking about his wife, not the truck). Oh, and about the truck … he’s definitely in love with it, as well. It forms the frame for this work, which covers the span of a year, while he was working to refurbish and return to working order his beloved 1951 International Harvester L-120. It’s just a delightful read. ( )
  BookConcierge | Jan 24, 2016 |
awesome. In a way, the book has two endings. both powerful ( )
  Thomas_Cannon | Nov 5, 2014 |
awesome. In a way, the book has two endings. both powerful ( )
  Thomas_Cannon | Nov 5, 2014 |
awesome. In a way, the book has two endings. both powerful ( )
  Thomas_Cannon | Nov 5, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060571187, Paperback)

The author of Population: 485 returns, delivering a truckload of humor, heart, and . . . gardening tips? Think Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, complete with stock cars, sexy vegetables, and a laugh track.

"All I wanted to do was fix my old pickup truck," says Michael Perry. "That, and plant my garden. Then I met this woman. . . ." Truck: A Love Story recounts a year in which Perry struggles to grow his own food ("Seed catalogs are responsible for more unfulfilled fantasies than Enron and Penthouse combined"), live peaceably with his neighbors (one test-fires his black powder rifle in the alley; another's best Sunday shirt reads 100 PERCENT WHUP-ASS), and sort out his love life. But along the way, he sets his hair on fire, is attacked by wild turkeys, takes a date to the fire department chicken dinner, and proposes marriage to a woman in New Orleans. As with Population: 485, much of the spirit of Truck: A Love Story may be found in the characters Perry meets: a one-eyed land surveyor, a paraplegic biker who rigs a sidecar so that his quadriplegic pal can ride along, a bartender who refuses to sell light beer, an enchanting woman who never existed, and half the staff of National Public Radio.

By turns hilarious and heartfelt, a tale that begins on a pile of sheep manure, detours to the Whitney Museum of American Art, and returns to the deer-hunting swamps of northern Wisconsin, Truck: A Love Story becomes a testament to the surprising and unintended consequences of love. 1006

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The author chronicles a year during which he struggled to grow his own food, live peaceably with volatile neighbors, and fix his pickup truck, at a time when he also fell in love and befriended a paraplegic and quadriplegic biker team.

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