• by Paul Engle
    This book is the 12th in the U/Iowa Press's series, "Singular Lives: The Iowa Series in North American Autobiography." This particular memoir is that of Paul Engle, noted American poet, editor, teacher, literary critic, novelist, and playwright. He is perhaps best remembered as the long-time director of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and as ... ... more

  • by Curtiss Anderson
    A "robust" Norwegian-Lutheran family's summers at "The Lake" in the '30s and '40s in Northern Minnesota. Anderson, a nationally recognized editor of many magazines, unknowingly began his prestigious career writing notes and letters on a hand-me-down Underwood typewriter as a young boy. These saved letters are now compiled into a coming-of-age memoir that brings ... ... more

  • by Janet Letnes Martin
    Don't waste precious time at night when you can't sleep because another wave of hotflashes has hit you. Get your guilt-filled, soakin' body up out of bed and do something! The handbook tells you what you can do to be productive in the middle of the night, and offers advice on what ... ... more

  • by Mildred Armstrong Kalish
    According to the New York Times Book Review, this book is "one of the 10 best books of the year". A different sort of memoir that doesn't focus on the hard times, Kalish teaches the reader what life was like as a rural, rigid Methodist Iowan. She never feels sorry for herself ... ... more

  • Photographs by Everett W. Kuntz; Text by Jim Heynen
    If you find yourself getting more and more interested in "recent" history as you get older, if you prefer the clarity of black and white photos, and if you are one of many fans of Jim Heynen's writing, you will truly appreciate this book of wonderful, ... ... more

  • by Jim Heynen
    Through 64 short stories, readers meet a group of farm boys who possess all the trouble-making talents of most young boys, yet they recognize and are in awe of the world's tiny miracles. The boys throw tomatoes at passing cars and make coat sails to carry them down a frozen road. Yet, they ... ... more

  • by Eric Dregni
    In this book, Dregni attempts to answer, "Who are these rather odd Scandinavians in our midst", "What does it actually mean to grow up Scandinavian-American", and what's the deeper side of living amongst Norwegians, Swedes, Finns, Danes, and Icelanders"? To answer these questions, Dregni tracked down and explored both the significant and the ... ... more