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Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | Oct 12, 2017

Although one should never judge books by covers alone, the one gracing Jenny Colville’s Elegies for Uncanny Girls conveys an apt sense of the book’s contents. This befits Colville’s work...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Oct 3, 2017

Author and Iowa City resident Susan Futrell starts out her book 'Good Apples: Behind Every Bite' with the auction of the oldest commercial apple orchard in Iowa: an orchard outside...

Posted by Rick Zollo | Oct 5, 2016

Marc Nieson at the Iowa City Book Festival Sense of Place I panel: City Hall Council Chambers -- Saturday, Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. Reading: Prairie Lights Books -- Saturday,...

Posted by Jon Burke | Jun 21, 2016

Juxtapositions photo slide show and talk Prairie Lights Bookstore -- Tuesday, June 21 at 7 p.m. 'Juxtapositions' officially releases Aug. 1, but Prairie Lights will have copies early. There is...

The True American
Posted by Melody Dworak | Jul 18, 2014

Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade By Walter Kirn The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas By Anand Giridharadas HBO's latest...

Posted by Melody Dworak | Jul 8, 2014

Rebecca Rotert’s debut novel, 'Last Night at the Blue Angel', is a literary page-turner with lovely prose and heart-wrenching relationships. It presents a singer on the brink of something big...

Mortom by Erik Therme
Posted by Melody Dworak | May 12, 2014

Erick Therme reads from his debut novel, Mortom, on Wednesday, May 14 at New Bo Books in Cedar Rapids. -- image courtesy of Erik ThermeThe internet may have democratized publishing,...

Book Plug
Posted by Melody Dworak | Apr 11, 2014

Boy, Snow, Bird By Helen Oyeyemi Helen Oyeyemi wins this month's award for "book I'm most curious about." Her newest novel, Boy, Snow, Bird takes inspiration from Snow White and...

Book Plug
Posted by Melody Dworak | Mar 13, 2014

In February, B.J. Novak made his literary fiction debut with One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories, a collection of 64 darkly comic vignettes. Novak is most well known for...