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“Underneath the hilarity in The Baileys
Harbor Bird and Booyah Club are themes of
caring, sharing, honesty, and a love for rural
—Jerry Apps, author of
Blue Shadows Farm
A droll and amiable chronicle of retirement, friendship,
mishap, fish, and three good dogs on Wisconsin’s scenic
Door Peninsula
Open this book and you are in Door County, Wisconsin, strolling
down Coot Lake Road—a one-lane, dead-end gravel track just a few
miles from Baileys Harbor and the Lake Michigan shore. Along the
way you meet George and Helen O’Malley, who are growing old grace-
fully. Russell, their brave and empathetic golden retriever, wags hello
and offers you a paw to shake.
The Olsons and the Berges live just down the road. Bump Olson
is the local septic tank pumper and birdwatcher extraordinaire, and
Hans Berge, MD, PhD, was at one time the only Norwegian psychia-
trist in Chicago—or so he says. In a cottage out by the highway, you
may spot Lloyd Barnes, ex–Tennessee state trooper, hound fancier, and
local man of mystery. Uncle Petter Sorenson, visiting from Grand
Forks, takes the polar bear plunge at Jacksonport. Around the
neighborhood you’ll meet Deputy Doug, the flirtatious cellist Debbie
Dombrowski, and Italian import Rosa Zamboni.
Dave Crehore’s sketches of life on the Door Peninsula also
expound on:
• the delights of codfish pizza
• how to insult Canadians
• what to expect at your fiftieth high school reunion
• how to lose a school board election
• the prevention of creeping old-fogyism
• Marilyn, a buxom eight-pound smallmouth bass
• and what goes on in the winter, when no one is there.
is a longtime resident of northeast
Wisconsin and a retired writer and photographer
for the Wisconsin Department of Natural
Resources. His first book,
Sweet and Sour Pie
, was
also published by the University of Wisconsin
• SPRING 2012 •
May 2012
LC: 2011043964 PS
128 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
Cloth $19.95 t
ISBN 978-0-299-28670-5
e-book $9.99 t
ISBN 978-0-299-28673-6
Of related interest
A Wisconsin Boyhood
“These vignettes lovingly recall the days when the bass just wouldn’t stop biting, when base-
ball 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.”—
Published May 2009
LC: 2008039538 F 176 pp. 6 x 9
ISBN 978-0-299-23060-9 Cloth $19.95 t ISBN 978-0-299-23063-0 e-book $9.99 t
A trade imprint of the University of Wisconsin Press