The Mission Creek Bookshelf: What every living room is missing, but only one living room will have


Each spring, the Mission Creek Festival brings diverse thinkers and makers to Iowa City for a weeklong exchange of ideas and hospitality. In this spirit, Little Village is asking Mission Creek artists about books that are important to them. At the end of the week, one recommended book from up to 20 artists will be placed on a “bookshelf,” which will be given away to one lucky winner.

The Mission Creek Bookshelf is a collaboration between the Tuesday Agency, Little Village and the Best of IC app. All individuals who install the app this week will be entered to win. If you already have the app, you can enter by sharing the app with friends — every friend you share it with is another chance to win.

Books for the Bookshelf will be purchased locally from Prairie Lights, and delivered to one winner courtesy of  Iowa City’s literary agency, the Tuesday Agency. Watch this space to see what’s been added to the bookshelf as the week goes on, and more recommendations are collected.

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Here’s what’s on the bookshelf:

Hannibal Buress: The Iron Will of Shoeshine Cats, by Hesh Kestin
Mark McGuire: The Idyll of the White Lotus, by Mabel Collins
Kevin Barnes (of Montreal): Blood Meridian, by Cormac McCarthy
Angela Pelster: Darling: A Spiritual Autobiography, by Richard Rodriguez
Jenny Hval: I Love Dick, by Chris Kraus
Ben Chasny and Donovon Quinn (New Bums): The Brothers Karamazov, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Basia Bulat: How Should A Person Be?, by Sheila Heti
Jesse Sykes: Monologue of a Dog, by Wislawa Szymborska
Caroline Smith: Ethan Frome, by Edith Warton
Kishi Bashi: Hard Boiled Wonderland at the End of the World, by Murakami Haruki
Mission Creek Headlining Author: The Flamethrowers, by Rachel Kushner
Mission Creek Headlining Author: The Empathy Exams, by Leslie Jamison
Mission Creek Headlining Author: Pranksters: Making Mischief in the Modern World, by Kembrew McLeod
Mission Creek Headlining Author: Made to Break, by D. Foy
Mission Creek Headlining Author: Praying Drunk, by Kyle Minor
Mission Creek Headlining Author: Limber, by Angela Pelster

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