When we were children many of us crossed the prairie with Pa, Ma, Laura, Mary and little baby Carrie. Now the Library of America has published a new edition of the collected works of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Charity Nebbe talks with Caroline Fraser, the editor of the new collection, and Sarah Uthoff, Iowa’s pre-eminent expert on Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Garrison Keillor once said, “A book is a gift you can open again and again.” Host Charity Nebbe talks with Jan Wiessmiller and Paul Ingram of Prairie Lights Bookstore in Iowa City and Harley McIlrath of Pioneer Bookshop in Grinnell. We find out about the best new books for giving and receiving this holiday season.
When you see a crumpled up piece of paper on the ground, pick it up and read it because you may just find something wonderful. Davy Rothbart first became well known for sharing notes he discovered in Found Magazine, and now he’s sharing his romantic misadventures. Charity Nebbe talks with him about his new book, My Heart is an Idiot.
Whether you’re looking for scientific exploration, a captivating memoir, or an opportunity to get lost in a novel, we’ve got something that will make your summer reading list. On today's Talk of Iowa it’s our summer books show.