Tom Springer lives in an 1870s farmhouse near Three Rivers, Michigan, where he writes, gardens, fishes and mistrusts any tool more complex than a broom rake. His Looking for Hickories (University of Michigan Press) was named a Michigan Notable Book. He has worked in communications for the University of Notre Dame and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
"I dipped the now limp turkey into a cauldron of boiling water, plucked its feathers and gutted it. On a chilly afternoon, it felt perfectly natural and pleasurable to warm one’s stiff fingers inside a steaming body cavity..."