Holm celebrates the austere beauty of rural life in the Heartland of America (Minnesota) and the melancholy fact of its erosion as family farms are absorbed by corporate agribusiness.
Praire Days, says author Bill Holm, "is a story of my life, and how yours, and how the flow together to make the life of comminity, and then a world." In twenty short essays, lyrical and poignat, Holm celebrates both the austere beauty of rural life in the heartland of america and the melancholy fact of its erosion as family farms are absorbed by copartae agibusiness. We are inroduced to Holm's Scandinavian ancestors, fellow townspeople and good friends in Minneota, Minnesota. And Tom Guttormsson's sensive black-and-white photographs draw us further into a world of praire vistas, windmills and white frame churches-a world poised, now, on the brink of extinction. Prose and photos intertwine, creating a fabric of magic and mystrey that will lieave the reader quietly thoughtful.
Taken from the cover.