Friday, January 17, 2014

"One Dress"—excerpt from OTHERS HAD IT WORSE

We girls had one dress most of the time to wear to School all Winter. Some one would give Mom some things and Mom and Barbara would make it over for the rest. The small boys would get made over too.

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

Wednesday, January 15, 2014


When cleaning your fireplace, save the ashes to spread on your garden. Potatoes, especially, will benefit from nutrients in the ashes. You can also put the ashes in your compost heap.
—Ester Dockstader, Des Moines Garden Club

Gardening in Iowa and Other Surrounding Areas, by Veronica Lorson Fowler with the Federated Garden Clubs of Iowa

Monday, January 13, 2014

Andrea M. Jones: reading & interview

Andrea M. Jones, author of Between Urban and Wild: Reflections from Colorado, will be reading from her new book tomorrow night in Salida, Colorado! Stop by to meet her and get a signed copy. For more information, visit our Facebook event page.

Reading & Signing
Date: Tuesday, January 14
Time: 6:30 P.M.
Location: The Book Haven, 128 F Street, Salida, CO 81201-2102

Andrea Jones recently did an interview with Trafalgar Square Books Blog. Check out her thoughts on indexing, horses, and her new book by clicking here!

Praise for Between Urban and Wild
"Andrea Jones's Between Urban and Wild is a touching account of her intimate connection with the natural world of central Colorado, a land that is, like her book, simultaneously severe and beautiful. Through a combination of flashbacks and present-day musings, she invites the reader to appreciate the joys, challenges, and sublimity of this landscape. She offers up a deeply personal, deeply affecting narrative of a life inseparable from the land."—Matthew Wynn Sivils

Between Urban and Wild: Reflections from Colorado, by Andrea M. Jones