It’s chilly here in Iowa. If you’re looking for a book to go with your hot tea and couch blankets (Snuggies?) this Fall, here’s what we’re reading:
(If you’ve read any of these and feel like some book talk, leave comments! We’ll answer!)
John Linstrom, Nonfiction Editor
Sarah Burke, Managing Editor
Xavier Cavazos, Poetry Editor
David Wagoner, Who Shall Be the Sun: Narrative poems of the Pacific Northwest Coast Indians. Might as well be the BIBLE!
Michele Devlin, Mark Grey and Aaron Goldsmith, Postville U.S.A.: Nonfiction account of the historic 2009 immigration raids in Postville, Iowa. Shame on you “ICE”. Shame, shame, shame.
Yoani Sanchez, Havana Real: She’s a Cuban blogger who has been kidnapped, beaten and threatened with her life because she tells it how it is to be living under Castro’s Cuba. A must read!
Genevieve DuBois, Fiction Editor
Bill Streever, Cold: Because winter’s just around the corner! This nonfiction book explores the colder places on earth and some of the various stories, cultures, and ecosystems that have evolved in and because of them.
Brenna Dixon, Blog Editor
Wells Tower, Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned: This collection of stories is a fast read full of memorable characters and moments (Blood Eagle, anyone?). It’s perfect for some couch time before bed.