Books

Review: ‘Not A Sound’

Heather Gudenkauf has done it again. Her sixth novel, #x201c;Not a Sound#x201d; is a gripping thriller with just the right amount of love story and re ...

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Iowa inspiration: Dubuque author doesn’t have far to turn for ideas for her books, including latest thriller

The sixth novel by Dubuque resident and best-selling author Heather Gundenkauf centers around a decidedly personal topic for the writer. The main char ...

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Review: ‘Beneath The Bonfire’

In the acknowledgments at the end of #x201c;Beneath the Bonfire,#x201d; Nickolas Butler opens with: #x201c;Infinite thanks to the Iowa Writers' Worksh ...

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‘The Bravest Guy:’ Story of World War II veteran from Iowa told in new book

CEDAR RAPIDS - Don Wedewer faced death - twice. While serving in World War II, he lost both his legs in a blast on the battlefield. Two days later, h ...

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Review: ‘Finding Bix’

Cornet player Bix Beiderbecke wasn't your average guy from Davenport as Brendan Wolfe explains in his academic work, #x201c;Finding Bix: The Life and ...

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Review: ‘I Let You Go’

I was sufficiently creeped out by this book so much that I didn't even want to read it. This merging of stalking with technology and media would make ...

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Review: ‘Saints For All Occasions’

J. Courtney Sullivan delves deeply into the nature of sacrifice and the nature of family in her new novel, #x201c;Saints for All Occasions.#x201d; The ...

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Review: ‘Off Speed: Baseball, Pitching, and the Art of Deception’

Tom McDermott, a native of Cascade, combines memoir, historical research, and the details of a perfect game thrown by Felix Hernandez in #x201c;Off Sp ...

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Author profile: Novelist ponders motherhood in latest novel, life

J. Courtney Sullivan traveled to Ireland 12 years ago to see the home of her great grandmother, a woman who immigrated to America alone when she was 1 ...

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Minnesota author Brian Lutterman finds niche in corporate thrillers

Brian Lutterman, who hails from the Twin Cities, has recently released the third entry in his Pen Wilkinson series. The novels - #x201c;Downfall,#x201 ...

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Review | ‘Freefall’

The third entry in Brian Lutterman's Pen Wilkerson series finds the intrepid protagonist in a desperate search for her nephew. Enemies old and new sta ...

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REVIEW | ‘HOSTAGE’

It was early in the morning on July 2, 1997, when Christophe Andre, an administrator serving with Doctors Without Borders in Zazran, Russia, just west ...

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Author Profile: Local author Charlotte Gunnufson releases her latest picture book

Local children's book author Charlotte Gunnufson was feeding the family fish one morning when a new idea for a picture book struck her.#x201c;I always ...

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Author Profile: Marion woman writes book based on her trauma to inspire others

Marion author Dawn Marie Bailey never set out to be a writer. She was more concerned with securing her own health and security after being affected by ...

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Books as wonderful as blooming apple trees

I have been writing this column for a long time now. And I still love doing it! What is more fun than sharing wonderful books with the world? Not much ...

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