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...
Sep 12, 2011
Brother’s Blood Upcoming Events
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Brother’s Blood Upcoming Events

Events as of 10/19/2001 –Cedar Falls Library at 7:00 Wednesday Oct. 26, –Cedar Rapids Library at 7:00 on Friday, Nov –Barn Happy, Cedar Falls, signing, 9 – 3 pm –Grinnell, Iowa, Pioneer Bookshop, Nov. 10th, 7 pm –Jesup, Iowa, Nov. 14th –Hudson, Iowa, Nov...
Aug 29, 2011
The Paradox of the Book
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The Paradox of the Book

The paradox of the book has been on my mind the last few weeks. No one thing seems to inspire people as does writing a book. Yet, no one thing seems so simultaneously disregarded these days. I began these thoughts off and on again...
Aug 29, 2011
Campaigns to Support Independent Stores
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Campaigns to Support Independent Stores

Maybe I’m wrong, which certainly won’t be the first time, but all the Buy Local and Support Independent Small Businesses campaigns seem to me much ado about nothing. I am not opposed to these ideas at all. In fact, I believe in them too...
Aug 29, 2011
Why You Should Not Fear the Rejection Letter
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Why You Should Not Fear the Rejection Letter

Philosopher Alan Watts wrote a book a several years ago that inspired me immensely entitled, The Wisdom of Insecurity. In it he speaks about how backwards principles play a role in all our lives. I have discovered that this backwards, reverse-style of thinking plays...