Thursday, October 31, 2013


The University of Iowa Press will be kicking off their annual holiday sale tomorrow! Find great books for up to 65% off for all the readers in your life. Don't miss out on these unbeatable prices for two of our newest books:

What Happens Next? Matters of Life and Death
by Douglas Bauer
Iowa and the Midwest Experience

"A literate, thoughtful memoir/essay collection from the heartland."—Kirkus

"This remarkable memoir-in-essays respects time but is not enslaved to it. Bauer moves in circular fashion among incidents that foreshadow later ones and recall earlier. It's not a linear but a spiral history, which touches us and then touches again. As for the language: in each sentence each word seems the only possible choice. How easily the prose lets us read it; what artistic intensity made it that way."—Edith Pearlman, author, Binocular Vision, winner of the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award

Regular Price: $17.00
Sale Price: $9.00

Others Had It Worse: Sour Dock, Moonshine, and Hard Times in Davis County, Iowa
by Vetra Melrose Padget Covert and Chris D. Baker
Bur Oak Book

"A rare, insightful, and intimate work of history. . . . Like the frames on a zoetrope, these brief snippets run together to create a rich, vivid view of a bygone era."—Publishers Weekly

"Chris Baker has not only preserved the life of one woman but has also given us a way to read a text that follows its own path. By valuing what would typically be overlooked, he has broadened our understanding of life writing and illuminated the daily effects of poverty and isolation, as well as the small joys that arise amid both. It is a song one should not miss hearing."—Jennifer Sinor, author, The Extraordinary Work of Ordinary Writing: Annie Ray's Diary

Regular Price: $17.95
Sale Price: $9.00

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