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To know a place deeply means to understand it on several levels, layered almost as if from bedrock to topsoil. Midwest Bedrock: The Search for Nature's Soul in America's Heartland takes readers on a journey across all twelve Midwest states to natural settings that defy typical stereotypes of the Mid ... Read More about
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Kevin Koch
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The Driftless Land, a collection of essays by Kevin Koch, is a search for the spirit of place among the bluffs, woodlands, and prairies of the Upper Mississippi River valley. The Midwest is commonly known for its flatlands, for oceans of corn pressing towards the horizon beneath a big sky. Lesser kn ... Read More about
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Kevin Koch
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In Irish Celtic lore, ""thin places"" are those locales where the veil between this world and the otherworld is porous, where there is mystery in the landscape. The earth takes on the hue of the sacred among peoples whose connection to place has remained unbroken through the ages. What happens, then ... Read More about
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Kathleen Weber
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In Walking Home, Kathleen shares what she has learned about resilience and moving forward by putting one foot in front of the other as she walked in 50 states. ... Read More about
Kate Klaver
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WHEN MY SECRETS FINALLY BROKE, many encourage me to write a book. I hadn’t thought my life had nosedived to that extent. Looking back, I hadn’t realized just how out of control my marriage had gotten. In efforts to help others understand and comprehend domestic violence, I’m sharing my story with so ... Read More about
Katherine Fischer
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Offering a fresh perspective on the river’s environment, industry, and recreation, Dreaming the Mississippi challenges old stereotypes through the experiences of modern Americans who work the barges, rope-swing into muddy bottoms, struggle against hurricane floodwaters, and otherwise find new meanin ... Read More about
It's always difficult for a child to tell her parents she is gay, regardless of how liberal or conservative her family might be. When the daughter is part of a devout Catholic family living in a small rural community, the parent-child relationship is exposed to even greater risk, often beyond repair ... Read More about
Tom McKay
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How long does a high school crush last? One year? Ten? Twenty? Forty? Small-college basketball coach Matt Cooper is about to find out as he is faced with an unexpected reunion with Kim Gustafson, the cutest girl from high school. With warm humor and a light touch, Another Life probes the weighty mat ... Read More about
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When Lillian Daniel apologized to a total stranger for every bad thing that had ever been said or done in the name of Christianity, he was surprised that she was responsible for all that. "The Inquisition? Don't even raise it, I'm way ahead of you. I was mad about it before you even heard of it, tha ... Read More about
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Come along with Jodie Toohey as she hikes some of the trails in eastern Iowa's and northwestern Illinois' state parks. Part guidebook, part memoir, this collection of park descriptions and poems will take you on a beautiful, nature-filled journey through the Midwest and mid-life. ... Read More about
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Virginia Tranel
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BENITA: prey for him is the true story of bright, vivacious Benita Kane and the Catholic priest who lured her from childhood into a disastrous, twenty-year entanglement that changed the course of her life. What happened to this fatherless girl in the hierarchical, patriarchal world of Dubuque, Iowa ... Read More about
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James E. Graham
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In some ways the South Hill Rascals is a reminder of Tom Sawyer. It has been said that all modern American literature comes from Samuel Clemen's "Huckleberry Finn." Mark Twain actually grew up in Hannibal, Missouri on the Mississippi River. Unlike St. Petersburg, the fictional Mississippi River town ... Read More about
John T. Pregler
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History That Shaped a Nation The history of Dubuque is as important to the nation as it is Iowa. Look into the life of railroad-attorney Abraham Lincoln as he pays a visit to a prominent railroad engineer in Dubuque prior to becoming president. Follow congressional debate on whether U.S. Rep. Will ... Read More about
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Susan Miller Hellert
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James, Lucius, Edward and Solon Langworthy arrived in the lead mining district of the Upper Midwest in the 1820s and made a lasting impression on what would become Dubuque. Their father, Dr. Stephen Langworthy, and their seventeen siblings soon joined in the wilderness adventure. Solon plowed the fi ... Read More about
This book is a thought-provoking read that delves into the complex world of end-of-life care. As a nurse with years of experience in chronic illness and hospice care, the author shares stories gathered personally and from co-workers into insights that offer a unique perspective on the challenges and ... Read More about
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Three true stories of interracial conflict show how interpersonal racism can be dismantled when conversational partners co-construct uniquenesses, a powerful process everyone can do. A stressful conversation between Isabel and the plumber was transformed from racist abuse to "momentarily family." ... Read More about
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Joe Potosi
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When the Dust Settled is the true story of a young child's struggle to survive in the world, despite enduring many terrible circumstances. When this child was just three years old, his father abandoned him, his siblings, and his mother. Over the next fifteen years, this young boy was endured physica ... Read More about
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Marianne Maili
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Mary Potter Kenyon
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When Mary Potter Kenyon’s husband, David, was diagnosed with cancer in the summer of 2006, she searched libraries and bookstores for books on cancer and the caregiving experience. What she discovered was a plethora of technical and medically-oriented books or those written by a caregiver whose loved ... Read More about
Christopher L. Knauer
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Justin O'Brien
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In late August, 1968, a teenage Chicago boy rode the el to Lincoln Park for an anti-war music festival, but soon found himself embroiled in massive marches and protests. He was harassed, chased, gassed, struck by billy clubs and even shot at--by the Chicago police--in what was ultimately deemed a "p ... Read More about
Daniel Pearson Ernst Jd
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The combined diaries of Alfred Pearson, U.S. minister to Poland and Finland, and his daughter Thea Elaine, who served as her father's diplomatic hostess abroad, put a personal spin on the relationship between Poland, Finland and the U.S. in the exciting years between the two world wars. ... Read More about
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Victor V. Sprengelmeyer Jd, Daniel P. Ernst Jd
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Joe Sigwarth
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A collection of short essays and poems that reflect the author's views on life, religion, and spirituality. ... Read More about
Joe Sigwarth
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A collection of short essays and poems that reflect the author's views on life, religion, and spirituality. ... Read More about
Penny Blue North
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If all hope is lost, where do you turn? At the lowest point of her life, Penny Blue North decided to give up. She gave up trying to control all the circumstances of her life, to do everything with perfection, to stave off pain, entropy, and death. Without a deity or mythology to count on, she spread ... Read More about
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Mary Potter Kenyon, Mary Jedlicka Humston
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Mary & Me: A Lasting Link Through Ink explores a thirty-year friendship between two women: one who had never learned to cultivate female friendships, and the other who had managed to gather and maintain a large group of friends throughout her adult life. The fact that thousands of handwritten le ... Read More about
In this distinctive approach to the Gospels, Robert Beck shows how each of the individual evangelists communicates his message about Jesus through the narrative structure of each gospel, specifically, how each gospel deals with conflict between Jesus and his enemies and how this conflict is resolved ... Read More about
Ronald J. Avery
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This book is an inspirational book for cancer patients. Giving them a daily positive though for their first 365 days with cancer. Hopefully this book inspires them to never give up hope that they can be cured. Ronald J. Avery is the youngest of eight children born and raised in Dubuque, Iowa. He att ... Read More about
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Breaking generational curses, teaching others how to deal with themselves and redeem their hearts. Living by the rules of MAAT and the Universal Laws, Aminah believes every one of us is here for a reason, we just have to move our flesh out of our spirits way. Not control, but "Co-Create" to get the ... Read More about
Les Sonksen
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Rose McDowell, an 18 year-old virgin, started dating sailor Marvin Brown, despite strict parenting. Their lingering love overcomes life's complications even as aka Gertrude in the Government witness protection program. ... Read More about
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Jessica Schmitt
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Twenty-four-year-old Ali Sable is full of unbridled hopes and dreams as she makes the trek from the small town of AuTrain, Michigan, to start a promising new life in Chicago. Ali knows no one as she arrives in Chi-town, but all of that is about to change. After Ali settles into her corporate marketi ... Read More about
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David Nelson
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Eight year old Krame is known as the "thinker" to his gang because he's always the ones to plot their pranks so they don't get caught. At home there's no getting away with anything. Krame's father is an alcoholic who beats him mercilessly, locks him away, forces him to stand at attention for hours a ... Read More about
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Tom McKay
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In 1968, Jim Blair comes to teach in the tiny crossroads hamlet of West Fork with no idea that he will give his heart to the community and to a woman. Through events he cannot foresee, both great loves turn to loss. After twenty-seven years in West Fork, the relentless pace of farm consolidation has ... Read More about
Robert Kerr
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Lester and Shirley Pierce purchased their little piece of paradise on Iowa's Legion Lake and planned to spend their post-retirement years enjoying the peace and quiet there...until they learned of a plan to build a huge hog confinement just a few miles upstream. Fearing the certain demise of their r ... Read More about
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Larry Baker
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Kurt Hansen
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Daughters of Teutobod is a story of love triumphing over hate, of persistence in the face of domination, and of the strength of women in the face of adversity. Gudrun is the stolen wife of Teutobod, the leader of the Teutons in Gaul in 102 BCE. Her story culminates in a historic battle with the Roma ... Read More about
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Gary Arms
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Acknowledgment I Ruin Mother's Day Martians Fire Crybaby Snakes Ricky's Revenge Gum Skinny-Dipping Packers The Fight Football Native Son Bald Spot Room 12 The Outhouse Wipeout Tarzan the Magnificent Square Dancing The Bowling Alley Earflaps Soul Power Bloody Sunday Ticket to Ride Forgiveness is a V ... Read More about
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Gary Arms
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Acknowledgement Baritone Boy 1966 High Maintenance Girls Mission Impossible Miss Sweet Good Vibrations The Crow Chicks Dig Knuckleheads Are You Experienced? Pity, Not Ridicule The Spring Talent Show Donald Simpson the Second Drivers Ed The Haircut Fuzzy-Wuzzy The Game of Breakage Mr. Freeze The Doo ... Read More about
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Karen Stockwell
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What are "everyday mysteries"? In the context of this volume they are the things we all ponder: the nature of love, making sense of a violent world, how to nurture ourselves and our families. In solving the large and small mysteries we encounter every day, we are able to discover ourselves and the m ... Read More about
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Andrew Jones
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Like the perfect, handcrafted mixtape made for a long road trip, Andrew Jones' Liner Notes is a soundtrack for exploring our lives-places we've been, people we've loved, people we've lost-and the music that accompanies it. With Jones' keen eye for detail and lyric, "we boomerang / the land of sunset ... Read More about
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Jody Vorbrich
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Bill Rapp
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In 1922, the burning of a church in Naperville, Illinois lands an alleged Klu Klux Klan member in jail. Decades later, P.I. Bill Habermann finds an unexpected visitor in his office. Hoping to reopen the case, the young person claims that he is the grandson of the man who spent nearly 20 years in jai ... Read More about
Eight years into his career with the CIA, Karl Baier once again finds himself on the front line of the Cold War. He is stationed in Vienna in the spring of 1955 as Austria and the four Allied Powers are set to sign the State Treaty, which will return Austria's independence, end the country's post-wa ... Read More about
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Kurt Hansen
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Mary R. Davidsaver
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Old Money and the Timeless Quest for TreasureDeath creeps into Bishop Hill under the cover of darkness and leaves a young man's body near the cemetery. Shelley Anderson, a recent graduate of Knox College, is the first suspect and must redeem herself in the eyes of the law and her best friend, whose ... Read More about
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Mary R. Davidsaver
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Greed, pride, and the search for a masterpiece. Shelley Anderson wants her college diploma to be the escape ticket away from Bishop Hill, a former Midwestern Swedish communal society. A reckless driver sends Shelley off the road and into the mysterious past of folk artist Olof Krans. Drafted into ... Read More about
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Emma Fassbinder
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A young woman travels back in time and learns about the discovery of using insulin to treat Diabetes. ... Read More about
Jerry Enzler
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Even among iconic frontiersmen like John C. Fr mont, Kit Carson, and Jedediah Smith, Jim Bridger stands out. A mountain man of the American West, straddling the fur trade era and the age of exploration, he lived the life legends are made of. His adventures are fit for remaking into the tall tales Br ... Read More about
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This is the first full biography of Hall of Famer Urban "Red" Faber, who won a record three World Series games in 1917--until 2005, the last time the Chicago White Sox won it all. The winningest spitball pitcher in the American League and one of the oldest players ever to wear a major league uniform ... Read More about