While I was at my conference in California, I finished the book Population:485 by Michael Perry.
This book tells the story of a volunteer fireman/EMT in rural Wisconsin. He tells humorous reflective stories of calls he has been on and characters from his little town. He paints a beautiful, realistic picture of small town life. As a wife of a volunteer fireman/EMT in rural Iowa, I can relate to so many of the stories he tells as it reminds me of people and things that have happened in our own little town. Hubby read it and recommended it and he is not a reader so this is high praise.
The book will have you laughing and crying….if you listen to it on CD, they have added parts of another of Perry’s books to it. Be patient with the intro, the book is worth it.