Long Way Round by John Hildebrand

Cover Image, "Long Way Round: Through The Heartland By River"

Monday, March 1, 2021 through Friday, March 19, 2021. Read by Jim Fleming.

Wisconsin is in the midst of an identity crisis, torn by new political divisions and the old gulf between city and countryside. Cobbling rivers together, from the burly Mississippi to the slender wilds of Tyler Forks, Hildebrand navigates the beautiful but complicated territory of home. In once prosperous small towns, he discovers unsung heroes—lockmasters, river rats, hotelkeepers, mechanics, environmentalists, tribal leaders, and perennial mayors—struggling to keep their communities afloat.

(UW Press; ISBN-10: 029932480X)

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Theme: “Lush Life” from Reflection on Duke : Jean-Yves Thibaudet Plays The Music Of Duke Ellington, Decca Records 1999.