For some reason I really like prose written by poets. Ted Kooser was a Poet Laureate who won the Pulitzer Prize, and he writes beautiful, lyrical prose that never detracts from his subject matter.
Kooser describes and pays tribute to his ancestors and other relatives, most of whom settled in the Turkey Valley near Osterdock and Guttenberg. He brings them to life in a sweet little book that is so tiny it is hard to spot on the library shelf.
Do search for it: he has made me want to visit that area to see the terrain his ancestors from Switzerland chose to settle in because it reminded them of home.