Whether it’s sitting on the beach or in an air-conditioned room, summer is a great time to catch up on some reading. This issue’s authors delve into topics as diverse as state politics and dark fiction, as well as stories of self-discovery and self-healing.
“So You Wanna Be a Race Director: A Comprehensive Guide to Directing Road Races for Runners”
Dick Fislar ’73
Learn how to organize and direct road races of all types and sizes from a 30-year veteran race director.
“Real Life. Real Ladies. Short Stories from the Pew”
Pat Deluhery and Rita Macfarlane Klundt ’88
A compilation of true stories about church ladies that will leave you smiling, laughing and crying.
“Stepping Up: How Christ Turned My Pain & Suffering Into Hope & Joy”
Caitie Crowley ’17
After a traumatic — and nearly fatal — car accident, Crowley documents how her faith helped her through the pain and struggle of learning to walk again.
“The Flip Side”
Steve Joos ’78
A collection of poetry from the seasoned sports reporter and radio personality.
“Band of Scars”
Amanda Skie Cimaglia ’13 M.A. ’21
A fantasy book in the genre of magical realism, the story follows five bandmates with supernatural abilities in a college setting.
Anastasia Samoylova MFA ’11 and Walker Evans
A unique photo-dialogue between award-winning contemporary photographer Samoylova and the late Evans, where their individual yet intertwined depictions of Florida juxtaposd.
“Principal Park: A Diamond in the Rough”
Steve Dunn ’71
Prolific sports writer Dunn regales readers with unique stories that took place in a Des Moines ballpark that locals have treasured for over 75 years.