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  1. Capital Letters

    ... best its overall argument provides intelligent commentary about the ways that even the most disparate writers sometimes found common ... market, too, was changed. By asking important new questions about how high romantic ideals wrestled with the materialities of the book ...

    kraken - September 2016

  2. Fruit of the Month

    ... meaning in their lives and loves. Whether writing about a couple trying to conceive a much-wanted child or a lonely husband ... they want from life as a result. These stories are never about despair without also being about hope. They speak to each other as ...

    kraken - September 2016

  3. Here Beneath Low-Flying Planes

    ... people engage in at those moments when their emotions are about to seize up. She writes beautifully and unsentimentally about the kindness strangers can sometimes, and unexpectedly, show each other. ...

    kraken - September 2016

  4. Irma

    ... between two women who never met, I have learned first-hand about a Chicago and Chicagoans that I’d only read about and a culture that I grew up in, but which seems to have slipped away ...

    kraken - September 2016

  5. Iowa's Minerals

    ... histories and stories to produce the definitive volume about these natural resources.”—Raymond Anderson, Iowa Department of ... text, geologist Paul Garvin has combined scientific facts about minerals with an appreciation of their history and beauty to produce a ...

    kraken - September 2016

  6. Metawritings

    ... Metawriting—the writing about writing or writing that calls attention to itself as writing—has been ... In this daring volume, metawriting refers to writing about writing, veracity in writing, the I of writing and, ultimately, the ...

    athmas - September 2016

  7. The Desert Year

    ... in field biology is not required to write evocatively about the natural world. What is required, instead, is a well-trained eye, a ... after a heavy rain. Krutch’s trenchant observations about life prospering in the hostile environment of Arizona’s Sonoran Desert ...

    jamccoy - September 2016

  8. Twain in His Own Time

    ... in these often wonderful stories, conclusions, and judgments about Mark Twain. These memories—most fond, some poignant, and a few ... a fascinating supplement for readers looking to learn more about Twain and his time.”—Michael J. Kiskis, Leonard Tydings Grant ...

    jamccoy - September 2016

  9. Like a Sea

    ... money. I don’t know why bees make love, but I’m sorry about the storm. Thing now is to decide what to do with all the water. ...

    kraken - February 2017

  10. Ballad to an Iowa Farmer and Other Reflections

    ... prowess as a prize-winning reporter. But I knew little about his skillful touch with poetry. In a few words he paints meaningful ... and poet—and wore both of them well. . . . You who are about to read this book should find at least one where Mollenhoff strikes a ...

    kraken - September 2016