Mark Brown, a former homeless veterans outreach specialist and street musician, details the life he took for granted.
Parents in three Corridor school districts have filed book challenges in the last year with complaints about a movie, books in verse and graphic novels, including a Caldecott Medal-winning book a Clear Creek Amana parent called "complete and utter garbage."
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70-year-old author said it took time for him to have the maturity to write a good novel.
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Novelist Kellye Crocker had lost the joy she once found in writing when a friend encouraged her to find it again by taking a playful approach. She took her friend’s advice to heart and started a story about an Iowa girl who doesn’t want to visit Colorado.
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“The Family Chao” is a rich literary murder mystery about family dynamics, ambition, and the various ways we chase the American Dream.
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Katie Runde and her husband lived in Iowa City from 2005 to 2009 while he was in medical school. During that time, many people wanted to know about the place where she grew up — a place that provides the setting for her beautifully crafted debut novel, “The Shore.”
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‘Printmaker’s Daughter, Painter’s Wife’ proves that Nina Barragan - the pen name for Rocio Lasansky Weinstein - is herself an artist. Barragan, daughter of Mauricio Lasansky and wife to Alan Weinstein, captivates you with her journeys as both a child and wife.
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The Cedar Rapids Public Library kicks off its 2022 Summer Dare program Saturday with a celebratory Circus Party from 10 a.m. to noon at its Ladd Library, 3750 Williams Blvd. SW. There will be circus games, balloons and more.