Native American Author Louise Erdrich to Visit ISU

“Q&A with Louise Erdrich”
October 22, Milner Library Main Floor, 3 p.m.

Louise Erdrich is the author of twelve novels as well as volumes of poetry, children’s books, and a memoir of early motherhood. Her novel Love Medicine won the National Book Critics Circle Award. The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse was a finalist for the National Book Award. She lives in Minnesota with her daughters and is the owner of Birchbark Books, a small independent bookstore.

Sponsored by Ames/Milner Visiting Author Program

Free and open to the public


50 Books for Our Time: What to Read Now and Why

An article in the July 13 issue of Newsweek lists “50 Books for Our Time: What to Read Now and Why.”  It’s not  a “best of” or “greatest books” list, but a list of titles that “open a window on the times we live in, whether they deal directly with the issues of today or simply help us see ourselves in new and surprising ways.”  The list begins with Anthony Trollope’s The Way We Live Now.  An interesting choice….

A few new books for Fantasy & Twilight Fans


If you’re a fantasy fan, you’ve probably read Tamora Pierce’s books – and if you haven’t, you definitely should!  UHigh now (finally!) has a copy of her latest, Melting Stones.  Residents of the island of Starns send for help from Winding Circle temple, and when prickly green mage Rosethorn and young stone mage trainee Evvy respond, Evvy finds that the problem is with a long-dormant volcano and tries to use her talents to avert the looming destruction.

Ann Brashares, author of the Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants books, also has a new book out: 3Willows: The Sisterhood Grows.   Ama, Jo, and Polly, three close friends from Bethesda, Maryland, spend the summer before ninth grade learning about themselves, their families, and the changing nature of their friendship.

Finally, for those of you who are Twilight fans, check out these titles:

The Twilight Companion: The Unauthorized Guide to the Series by Lois H. Gresh.  It’s everything you ever wanted to know about Twlight, vampires & werewolves.

Lament: The Faerie Queen’s Deception by Maggie Stiefvater – On the day of an important music competition, talented but painfully introverted and nervous Deirdre Monaghan is helped to perform by the compelling and enigmatic Luke Dillon and finds herself inexorably drawn into the mysteries and dangers of the faerie world.

Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston – When seventeen-year-old actress Kelley Winslow meets Sonny Flannery, she discovers he is a changeling and guardian of the gate between the faerie Otherworld and the mortal realm. She also learns that her mother had otherworldly powers that she has passed on to Kelley.

Check out an interview with the author here

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