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Book Review/Author Interview: The Most Fun We Ever Had By Claire Lombardo

THE MOST FUN WE EVER HAD By: Claire Lombardo Published: June 25, 2019 Publisher: Doubleday Books Fiction We all have that family that we idolize. There is that idyllic family that is always happy, always seems to have everything fall into place, and their kids are successful and beautiful. In Lombardo’s debut novel, that family…
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Book Review and Author Interview: Heart Land By Kimberly Stuart

  HEART LAND By: Kimberly Stuart Published: July 17, 2018 Publisher: Howard Books – Simon & Schuster Fiction/Women’s Fiction   * This article first appeared in The Cedar Rapids Gazette on Sunday, July 15, 2018. * Returning home to Iowa is not exactly what Grace Kleran had in mind. She never looked back after high…
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Book Reviews and Author Interview of Coach Ryan Sloth

IOWA STATE CYCLONES FOOTBALL A TO Z By: Coach Sloth Illustrated by: Adam Schartup Published: February 7, 2017 Publisher: Mascot Books Non-Fiction After seeing a book on Ohio State, Ryan Sloth contacted the publisher to see if they had any similar books about Iowa State. When they said no, he agreed to write one. Sloth’s…
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Book Review and Author Interview: Vengeance By Eric Prochaska

VENGEANCE By: Eric Prochaska Published: August 26, 2016 Publisher: Endeavour Press Fiction/Thriller Imagine finding out your brother died in an accident. You have to return to the place you swore you’d never go back to. Then, when you muster up the strength to face your family at the visitation you find out the accident the…
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Book Review and Author Interview: The Matchmakers of Minnow Bay by Kelly Harms

THE MATCHMAKERS OF MINNOW BAY: A Novel By: Kelly Harms Published: August 9, 2016 Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books Fiction/Contemporary Fiction Kelly Harms’ sophomore novel focuses on Lily, an artist, who has lived her life relying on others to clean up her life-messes. Her best friend, Renee, doesn’t seem to have much time for her in her…
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Book Review and Interview: Prohibition in Eastern Iowa By Linda Betsinger McCann

PROHIBITION IN EASTERN IOWA By: Linda Betsinger McCann Published: June 2014 Publisher: The Iowan Books Non-Fiction When Linda McCann would visit cemeteries, she realized she had stories to share while telling her granddaughter about their ancestors. In her research, she realized her family was a descendant of the founder of Shellrock. No one in her…
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Book Review and Author Interview: Pants Optional By Carol L Steingreaber

PANTS OPTIONAL UNcoventional Tips for your Road Through Life and Motherhood By: Carol L. Steingreaber Published: February 29, 2016 Publisher: Austin Macauley Publishers Non-Fiction/Memoir I hope you were able to honor your mom yesterday in some way, whether it was taking her out for a meal, a phone call, or remembering her by reliving some of…
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