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Jewelweed - David Rhodes - <span class="date-display-single">10/20/2013 - 10:00am</span>

Jewelweed

10/20/2013 - 10:00am

Central Library - Community Room

With Jewelweed, this beloved author returns to the Driftless Region, and introduces a cast of characters who all find themselves struggling to find a new sense of belonging in the present moment—sometimes with the help of peach preserves or mashed potato pie.  Rich with a sense of empathy and wonder, Jewelweed offers a vision in which the ordinary becomes mythical, and the seemingly mundane is transformed into revelatory beauty.

David Rhodes

About Presenter David Rhodes

 

As a young man, DAVID RHODES worked in fields, hospitals, and factories across Iowa, nurturing his love of reading along the way. After receiving an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in 1971, he published three novels in rapid succession: The Last Fair Deal Going Down, The Easter House, and Rock Island Line. A motorcycle accident in 1976 left him paralyzed from the chest down, which brought a temporary halt to his publishing career. In 2008, he returned to publication with Driftless, which has been heralded as a critical success and the “best work of fiction to come out of the Midwest in many years." Rhodes lives with his wife, Edna, in rural Wisconsin.

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Jewelweed


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