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This blessed earth : a year in the life of an American family farm / Ted Genoways.Show details
by Genoways, Ted, author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2017]
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Summary: "The family farm lies at the heart of our national identity, and yet its future is in peril. Rick Hammond grew up on a farm, and for forty years he has raised cattle and crops on his wife's fifth-generation homestead in Nebraska, in hopes of passing it on to their four children. But as the handoff nears, their small family farm--and their entire way of life--are under siege. Beyond the threat posed by rising corporate ownership of land and livestock, the Hammonds are confronted by encroaching pipelines, groundwater depletion, climate change, and shifting trade policies. Add GMOs, pesticides, and fossil fuel pollution to their list of troubles and the question is: can the family farm survive in America?"--Jacket flap.
Award: All Iowa Reads Book, 2018.
List: All Iowa Reads Books
Collection: Adult Nonfiction
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The boys in the bunkhouse : servitude and salvation in the heartland / Dan Barry.Show details
by Barry, Dan, 1958- author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016]
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Summary: A full-length account of the author's prize-winning New York Times story chronicles the exploitation and abuse case of a group of developmentally disabled workers, who for 25 years, were forced to work under harrowing conditions for virtually no wages until tenacious advocates helped them achieve their freedom.
Award: All Iowa Reads Book, 2018.
List: All Iowa Reads Books
Collection: Adult Nonfiction
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Bottomland / Michelle Hoover.Show details
by Hoover, Michelle, author.
New York : Black Cat, [2016]
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Summary: In the years after World War I the Hess family attempt to rid themselves of the anti-German sentiment that left a stain on their name. But when the youngest two daughters vanish in the middle of the night, the family must piece together what happened while struggling to maintain their life on the unforgiving Iowa plains.
Award: All Iowa Reads Book, 2017.
List: All Iowa Reads Books
Collection: Adult Fiction
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Lila / Marilynne Robinson.Show details
by Robinson, Marilynne.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
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Summary: Abandoning her homeless existence to become a minister's wife, Lila reflects on her hardscrabble life on the run with a canny young drifter and her efforts to reconcile her painful past with her husband's gentle Christian worldview.
Award: All Iowa Reads Book, 2016.
List: All Iowa Reads Books
Collection: Adult Fiction
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Little wolves / Thomas Maltman.Show details
by Maltman, Thomas James, 1971-
New York, NY : Soho Press, c2012.
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Summary: Their family farms devastated by a Minnesota drought in 1987, a father searches for answers after his son commits a heinous murder, while a pastor's wife returns to the town for mysterious reasons of her own.
Award: All Iowa Reads Book, 2014.
List: All Iowa Reads Books
Collection: Adult Fiction
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The year we left home / Jean Thompson.Show details
by Thompson, Jean, 1950-
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2011.
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Summary: Chronicles the happiness pursuits of the Eriksons from their 1970s coming-of-age to the near-present day, in a story told from revolving viewpoints.
Award: All Iowa Reads Book, 2013.
List: All Iowa Reads Books
Collection: Adult Fiction
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My name is Mary Sutter / Robin Oliveira.Show details
by Oliveira, Robin.
New York : Viking, 2010.
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Series: Oliveira, Robin Mary Sutter series; 1.
Summary: Traveling to Civil War-era Washington, D.C., to tend wounded soldiers and pursue her dream of becoming a surgeon, headstrong midwife Mary receives guidance from two smitten doctors and resists her mother's pleas for her to return home.
Award: All Iowa Reads Book, 2015.
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Collection: Adult Fiction
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Sing them home / Stephanie Kallos.Show details
by Kallos, Stephanie.
New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, cc2009.
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Summary: This novel is a portrait of three siblings who have lived in the shadow of unresolved grief since their mother's disappearance when they were children. Everyone in Emlyn Springs knows the story of Hope Jones, the physician's wife whose big dreams for their tiny town were lost along with her in the tornado of 1978. For Hope's three young children, the stability of life with their preoccupied father, and with Viney, their mother's spitfire best friend, is no match for Hope's absence. Larken, the eldest, is now an art history professor who seeks in food an answer to a less tangible hunger; Gaelan, the son, is a telegenic weatherman who devotes his life to predicting the unpredictable; and the youngest, Bonnie, is a self-proclaimed archivist who combs roadsides for clues to her mother's legacy, and permission to move on. When they're summoned home after their father's death, each sibling is forced to revisit the childhood tragedy that has defined their lives.
Award: All Iowa Reads Book, 2011.
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Collection: Adult Fiction
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Strength in what remains / Tracy Kidder.Show details
by Kidder, Tracy.
New York : Random House, c2009.
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Summary: The Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder returns with the extraordinary true story of Deo, a young man who arrives in America from Burundi in search of a new life. After surviving a civil war and genocide, he ekes out a precarious existence delivering groceries, living in Central Park, and learning English by reading dictionaries in bookstores until he begins to meet the strangers who will change his life, pointing him eventually in the direction of Columbia University, medical school, and a life devoted to healing.
Award: All Iowa Reads Book, 2012.
List: All Iowa Reads Books
Collection: Adult Nonfiction
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Driftless / David Rhodes.Show details
by Rhodes, David, 1946-
Minneapolis, Minn. : Milkweed Editions, 2008.
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Summary: Words, Wisconsin, an anonymous town of only a few hundred people. But under its sleepy surface, life rages. Cora and Graham guard their dairy farm, and family, from the wicked schemes of their milk co-op. Lifelong paraplegic Olivia suddenly starts to walk, only to find herself crippled by her fury toward her sister and caretaker, Violet. Recently retired Rusty finds a cougar living in his haymow, dredging up haunting childhood memories. Winifred becomes pastor of the Friends church and stumbles on enlightenment in a very unlikely place. And July Montgomery, both private and gregarious, instigates a series of events that threatens the town's solitude and doggedly suspicious ways.
Award: All Iowa Reads Books, 2010.
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Collection: Adult Fiction
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