Oct 26, 2012
Tall Corn Book Talk, Fall, 2012 with Ethel Barker
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Tall Corn Book Talk, Fall, 2012 with Ethel Barker

The Fall Tall Corn Book Talk for 2012 is out, our guest author is Ethel Barker, author of the new historical fiction novel on Orphan Train, For The Love of Pete . We also talk about creativity, farming, the role of historical fiction in young adults and tell a joke or two.
Oct 02, 2012
Farmscape in Grist Magazine
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Farmscape in Grist Magazine

Check out this cool story on Farmscape with Grist Magazine: Drama for your farmer: A play captures the demise of the small farm
Aug 28, 2012
Praise of For The Love of Pete | Orphan Train
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Praise of For The Love of Pete | Orphan Train

“Ethel Barker’s novel is rich in the kind of detail that brings a past era to vivid life. Readers young and old will feel as though they are riding on that orphan train and braving the unknown in the wilds of Iowa! Best of...
Aug 16, 2012
Farmscape Events | Changing Rural Environment
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Farmscape Events | Changing Rural Environment

September 27- 30: South Dakota Book Fair         Sioux Falls, SD October 10 Prairie Lights Bookstore         Iowa City, IA October 25 Hearst Center for the Arts       Cedar Falls, IA October 28th Iowa Author Fair...
Apr 13, 2012
The Juggler & Excellent Joy Book of the Year Finalists
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The Juggler & Excellent Joy Book of the Year Finalists

The Juggler by Jeanette Hopkins and Stormy Mochal is a finalist for the Midwest Independent Book publisher Association’s Midwest Book of the Year Award in the Children’s category. Congratulations Excellent Joy by Mike Rosmann is a finalist in the Foreword Reviews Book of the...
Mar 08, 2012
Tall Corn Book Show | Spring 2012
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Tall Corn Book Show | Spring 2012

Tall Corn Book Talk Episode with Train to Nowhere author Colleen Bradford Krantz
Dec 08, 2011
Brother’s Blood: Stranger than Nonfiction
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Brother’s Blood: Stranger than Nonfiction

review from The Iowan magazine, Dec, 2011 Stranger Than Nonfiction by Nick Bergus The line between fiction and nonfiction seems clear. In the kingdom of books, it’s the most basic distinction, akin to the one between plants and animals, drawn by nearly every library and bookstore...
Dec 01, 2011
Daily Iowan on Native Soulmate by Zachary Michael Jack
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Daily Iowan on Native Soulmate by Zachary Michael Jack

Zachary Michael Jack has racked up some 219,000 miles on his Toyota Echo commuting back and forth between his home in Jones County, Iowa, and North Central College in Naperville, Ill. For Jack, these daily journeys are worth being able to live in the...
Oct 03, 2011
Des Moines Register: Brother’s Blood
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Des Moines Register: Brother’s Blood

Des Moines Register article, October 1st, 2011: Growing Up With A Murderer Scott Cawelti was a year ahead of Jerry Mark in high school and knew him as a smart, upper middle-class kid that went on to serve in the Peace Corps and attend law school. He was shocked, like many in Iowa, when Mark was...
Sep 13, 2011
SEATTLE PI: Book Review Train To Nowhere
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SEATTLE PI: Book Review Train To Nowhere

Why the debate over illegal immigration is a national one can be seen in the headlines of the last few years. The largest workplace immigration raid in U.S. history took place in May 2008 in Postville, Iowa, (population 2,300). Last year, Fremont, Neb., (population 25,000) grabbed national headlines when voters approved a law fining landlords...