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Jerry Johnson with the latest Old Coots book!


Everyone is invited to join Dragonfly Books with local Decorah author Jerry Johnson as he shares his new book in the Old Coots series, A Limit of Coot: A Curmudgeon’s Final Observations. A call to renew our appreciation and respect for the natural world, A Limit of Coot expresses the joy and awe of days spent in the wild places. Jerry Johnson will shares his stories and talk about his Old Coot series on Monday, April 3 at 7:00 pm at Dragonfly Books.


Beginning with Crazy Old Coot, Jerry Johnson has given readers glimpses of life and hunting in the north country. Johnson continues his humorous and heart-breaking observations in this last installment of the Old Coot series. Including bird hunting, deer hunting, fishing, and dog training, the north country’s resident curmudgeon captures the passion, spirit, and sage advice in pursuit of outdoor sport and spiritual connection with the natural world.

Jerry Johnson is a curmudgeon, bird hunter, dog trainer, and indifferent wing shot. In addition to A Limit of Coot and the Old Coot series, Johnson is the author the historical fiction novel Ivory and Gold and the short story collection Hunting Birds. A retired journalist and college public relations director, Johnson lives with his wife Patti in a 130-year-old log house on a small farm they manage for wildlife habitat.

Jerry Johnson will share his stories and talk about A Limit of Coot on Monday, April 3rd at 7:00 pm. If you find that you can't make it to the event but would still like to purchase one of Johnson’s books, just give Dragonfly Books a call at 563-382-4275. One of the Dragonfly Books staff will be glad to reserve a book and have it autographed for you.

This event is sponsored by Dragonfly Books at 112 W. Water St., Decorah, and is free and open to the public. To learn more about this and other events at Dragonfly Books, please visit www.dragonflybooks.com, or contact us at events@dragonflybooks.com or 563-382-4275.


Event date: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
112 W Water Street
Decorah, IA 52101
A Limit of Coot: A Curmudgeon's Final Observations about Life in the North Country Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781537394800
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - February 8th, 2017

Crazy Old Coot: A Curmudgeon's Stories about Bird Hunting and Life in the North Country Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781500923242
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Createspace - August 29th, 2014

Old Coots Never Forget: More of the Curmudgeon's Stories about Hunting and Life in the North Country Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781511440448
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - April 28th, 2015

Coot Stews Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781519253637
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - October 31st, 2015

Hunting Birds: The Lives and Legends of the Pine County Rod, Gun, Dog and Social Club Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781497575233
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 2-6 business days
Published: Createspace - October 1st, 2011

Ivory and Gold: A Safari Into the Sandhills and Across the Athi Plain Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781535294638
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 2-6 business days
Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - September 2nd, 2016