Michael Perry, Author of Visiting Tom

Event date: 
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 6:30pm

A Room of One's Own is heartily pleased to welcome acclaimed local author, EMT, musician, and funny man Michael Perry back for a reading in our new store! Perry will bring his wit, warmth, and wisdom to his not-to-be-missed show, reading from his latest book Visiting Tom, hot off the presses and on sale in our store now.

Michael Perry, grinning and standing in front of an askew wood shed

Michael Perry: Photo by Andi Stempniak


In Population: 485, Michael Perry introduced us to New Auburn, Wisconsin, and the raging fires, smelt feeds, and car wrecks that brought him back to his hometown as a firefighter and EMT. Truck: A Love Story took us on a yearlong ride as Perry struggled to fix his 1951 International pickup and sort out his love life; in Coop, he shared the joys and challenges of putting down roots in a ramshackle farmhouse, and taking on the responsibilities of thirty-seven acres and a new baby. Now this acclaimed author returns with the tale of Tom Hartwig, an old- timer best known locally for building and firing homemade cannons in Visiting Tom: A Man, A Highway, and the Road to Roughneck Grace.

This event is FREE and open to the public! Seating will be first come, first served, so please plan to arrive early.

Event address: 
315 W. Gorham St.
53703-2218 Madison
Visiting Tom: A Man, a Highway, and the Road to Roughneck Grace Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061894442
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Harper - August 21st, 2012