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Iowa Writers’ Workshop

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    Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler

    I imagine the enormity of Bob Dylan’s success casts quite a shadow on the town of Hibbing, Minnesota, much like the success of Leland Sutton on fictional Little Wing, Wisconsin – the…

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    The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis

    From Goodreads: In 1923, fifteen-year-old Hattie Shepherd flees Georgia and settles in Philadelphia, hoping for a chance at a better life. Instead, she marries a man who will bring her nothing but…

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    Seating Arrangements by Maggie Shipstead

    From Goodreads: “Winn Van Meter is heading for his family’s retreat on the pristine New England island of Waskeke. Normally a haven of calm, for the next three days this sanctuary will…

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    The Starboard Sea by Amber Dermont

    The Starboard Sea is a heartbreaking, beautifully written coming of age story set in 1980’s New England. The story focuses on Jason Prosper, an overly self-aware, spoiled rich kid dealing with the…