Mary Helen Stefaniak’s latest novel, a mystery, is set in a nursing home where the game ends once its creators die.
Wendy Henrichs Books Apr. 23, 2022 6:00 am230d ago
Livy's alter ego — Viola — is the dark-side voice in her head that’s always overpowering her with negative talk in ‘Living with Viola.’
Rob Cline Books Apr. 16, 2022 7:00 am241d ago
Iowa City author Erik Therme recently released “If She Wakes,” the follow-up to his novel “If She Dies,” which recounted the story of a mother beset by grief and the dangerous decisions she makes as a result.
Books Apr. 1, 2022 7:15 am249d ago
A suggestion from a friend got Jennifer Fawcett started on a book project — a project that would eventually become her debut (and quite scary) novel “Beneath the Stairs.”
Books Mar. 26, 2022 7:00 am255d ago
“Behind the Big House: Reconciling Slavery, Race, and Heritage in the U.S. South,” by Jodi Skipper, provides insight on how to fully tell the difficult history of slavery in the U.S. The book is out now from the University of Iowa Press.
Books Feb. 26, 2022 7:00 am283d ago
Jennifer Ohman-Rodriguez, who lives and works in Eastern Iowa, lost her husband of 21 years to drowning while on a family vacation. In the aftermath, she began writing in a journal. Over time, that journal formed the basis for the book “A Time to Mourn and a Time to Dance: A Love Story of Grief, Trauma, Healing, and Faith.”
Books Feb. 12, 2022 7:00 am298d ago
In Larry Baker’s “Wyman and the Florida Knights,” family secrets are plentiful and drive the drama of the book.