Books

Review - ‘Notes on the Assemblage’

Juan Felipe Herrera was named the Library of Congress Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry in 2015 and was reappointed in 2016. He is the 21st Poet Laur ...

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One Book Two Book is back

Children's literature lovers - young and old - will find themselves right at home in downtown Iowa City next Saturday for the annual One Book Two Book ...

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Linn Area Reads urges residents to pick up Dan Gable’s ‘A Wrestling Life’

This year's Linn Area Reads selection is "A Wrestling Life" by Dan Gable, published by University of Iowa Press in 2015. Linn Area Reads is a collabo ...

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Review: ‘Escape Clause’

John Sandford (aka Cedar Rapids native John Camp) has a gift. The man can write a riveting police procedural thriller with the creepiest bad guys imag ...

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Review: ‘The Invisible Library’

Where #x201c;The Invisible Library#x201d; falls short - lots of world building explanations that drug down the action bits - #x201c;The Masked City#x2 ...

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Review: ‘The Masked City’

Where #x201c;The Invisible Library#x201d; falls short - lots of world building explanations that drug down the action bits - #x201c;The Masked City#x2 ...

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Review: ‘March’

#x201c;March,#x201d; a three-book series by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell, explores the remarkable life of Lewis as well ...

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Review: ‘Sinner Man’

Lawrence Block managed to lose track of his very first crime novel for nearly 50 years. Block, now a highly respected practitioner of crime fiction, c ...

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Mission Creek unveils its author lineup for April 4-9 festival

IOWA CITY - Mission Creek Festival organizers have released the full lineup of authors slated to attend the Iowa City festival of music, literature an ...

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Review: ‘The Lost Eleven’

It's a sad truth that after World War II stories of the valor and bravery of white American soldiers were preserved far better than those of American ...

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Review: ‘I’m Lost Again’

Robert Buckley of Marion likes to travel. Fortunately, he also likes to write about it.In #x201c;I'm Lost Again#x201d; (Irish Enterprises, $15 paperba ...

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Review: ‘Bookburners’

At the start, #x201c;Bookburners#x201d; by Max Gladstone shines. Episode 1 contains known elements (a cop seeking to help her wayward brother) and unk ...

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Author Profile: Marion woman turns fascination with Jack the Ripper into writing career

'I've always had sort of a morbid fascination with serial killers.#x201d;Stacy Green, a thriller writer from Marion, indulges that fascination in her ...

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Finnish comic strip offers tranquility, humor for winter hibernation

Sometimes attitude is everything.Here in the United States, we view winter as a drudgery to withstand. In Finland and other Nordic countries, winter i ...

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REVIEW | ‘KILLING JANE’

A killer who might be obsessed with Jack the Ripper - and who might be a woman - terrorizes Washington, D.C., in Stacy Green's new novel, #x201c;Killi ...

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