Sweet and Sour Pie: A Wisconsin Boyhood (Hardcover)
Crehore’s stories of his youth in 1950s Wisconsin are peppered with engaging characters and a quiet wit. A grouse-hunting expedition goes awry when an eccentric British businessman bags an escaped bantam rooster with a landing net. Crehore's great-grandfather gets in trouble one Christmas when he sneaks a whoopee-cushion under a guest’s seat. The elderly Frau Blau gets trapped in an outhouse by a shady auctioneer during a farm sale. Through all the adventures—and misadventures—in a small town and in the great outdoors of Wisconsin, family is always at the center. This gently humorous look back at a baby-boomer’s awakening to adulthood will be appreciated by members of any generation.
Finalist, Humor, Midwest Book Awards
About the Author
“These vignettes life-lovingly recall the days when the bass just wouldn’t stop biting, when baseball cards were collected because you were a true fan of the game, and when a grandfather might actually deploy a whoopee cushion on freeloading, self-important guests.” —Susanne Skubal, Voyageur
“Some of these stories read like fiction, yet they are wholly believable and compelling. . . . Sweet and Sour Pie is wry, introspective and honest—it’s an excellent piece of writing.”—Shooting Sportsman