Iowa-based author Kali VanBaale will discuss her new novel, The Good Divide, the story of a 1960’s Wisconsin dairy farm wife who finds her world shaken when a new sister-in-law dredges up dark secrets, long-kept lies, and the unresolved death of an old friend. Discussion will include a short visual presentation on Kali’s research for this novel, her own experiences growing up on a dairy farm, and the little-known genre of Midwestern Gothic fiction. Book Discussion copies will be available at Franklin Information desk, first come, first served.
Authors Visiting in Des Moines (AViD) is proud to welcome author James Edward Mills to the Forest Avenue Library to discuss his recent book, The Adventure Gap. Mills will discuss why minority populations are less likely to seek recreation and adventure in the wilderness and what can be done to bridge that gap. This event is sponsored by the Forest Avenue Brick Fund Committee.
Authors Visiting in Des Moines (AViD) is proud to welcome author Jenny Lawson to Des Moines. Lawson wrote the bestsellers, Furiously Happy and Let's Pretend This Never Happened. This event will be held at Des Moines University, 3200 Grand Avenue in Des Moines.
Authors Visiting in Des Moines (AViD)welcomes award winning young adult historical fiction author, Pamela Smith Hill. Hill was the editor for Laura Ingalls Wilder's annotated autobiography, Pioneer Girl. This event will be held in the auditorium at Roosevelt High School in Des Moines. (4419 Center Street)
Patrick Phillips-Schrock will take us behind the scenes in the creation of his latest book, The Nixon White House Redecoration and Acquisition Program. Patrick, an Iowa native and resident of Urbandale, is also author of an earlier book, The White House: An Illustrated Architectural History, about which he is considered a foremost world authority. Come hear and see the intrigue behind a Nixon White House that erased the historic chic of the Kennedys to be replaced with cold museum installations, still in place 45 years later.
Authors Visiting in Iowa(AViD) welcomes New York Times bestselling author, David Morrell. Morrell has written 39 books including First Blood and his latest Victorian thriller, Inspector of the Dead. Morrell is a former University of Iowa English professor.
AViD Author Steve Berrys presentation has been moved from 7:00 PM April 10 at the Central Academy Auditorium to tomorrow, Saturday, April 11 at 2:00 PM and will be held at the Central Library, 1000 Grand Avenue. This move has happened due to a weather related flight cancellation.
Although best known for his endearing books about dogs, Jon Katzs newest book, Saving Simon, is a heartfelt, thoughtful, and inspiring memoir about his beloved rescue donkey, Simon, and the wondrous ways that animals make us wiser and kinder people. Katz tells the story of rescuing the neglected donkey, whose recovery was far from easy. But during the healing process, Simon revealed to Jon the true meaning of compassion, the ways in which it can transform our lives, and how it can inspire us to take great risks.
Rebecca Skloot is the author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Skloots debut book, took more than a decade to research and write, and instantly hit the New York Times best-seller list, where it remained for more than four years. The book was chosen as a best book of 2010 by more than sixty media outlets, including Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, O the Oprah Magazine, Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio, People Magazine, New York Times, and U.S.
Author Heath Lee will discuss her book, Winnie Davis: Daughter the Lost Cause, that tells the story of the younger daughter of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his second wife, Varina Howell Davis.