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  1. thumbnail image for blog post: Tim O'Brien: 'Trust the Story'
    August 16, 2017

    In August of 1969, a year after leaving his home in Worthington, Minn. for basic training and life-threatening duty in war-torn Vietnam, Tim O’Brien was finally sent to the rear.

  2. thumbnail image for blog post: Poet Heid Erdrich Finds Motivation from Fellow Authors, Fans
    August 13, 2017

    When you attend the South Dakota Festival of Books, you expect to learn from the authors.

  3. thumbnail image for blog post: Abdo: More Understanding Needed of Life in the Middle East
    August 9, 2017

    Geneive Abdo will put her encyclopedic knowledge of the Middle East to good use at the 2017 South Dakota Festival of Books.

  4. thumbnail image for blog post: Humanities Council Honors Four for Contributions to S.D.
    August 2, 2017

    Four honorees have been selected by the South Dakota Humanities Council for 2017 Distinguished Achievement in the Humanities awards.

  5. thumbnail image for blog post: Van Dusen Excited for Black Hills Event
    July 21, 2017

    Working with an author like Kate DiCamillo makes Chris Van Dusen's job easy.

  6. thumbnail image for blog post: J. Ryan Stradal Draws Inspiration from S.D. in 2017 One Book
    July 12, 2017

    Stradal's hit debut novel features Eva Thorvald who grows up in the Midwest and later finds fame and fortune as a traveling chef. Her cuisine is second to none.

  7. thumbnail image for blog post: One Book Author Stradal Touring SD in July
    June 30, 2017

    The “foodie” heroine of the 2017 One Book journeys the Midwest leaving satisfied diners in her wake. The creator of her character will soon be doing the same.

  8. thumbnail image for blog post: How Do You Start a Book Club?
    June 23, 2017

    Do you want to be in a book club but don't know where to start? What are the best book club books, and how do you recruit members?

  9. thumbnail image for blog post: The 'Firm' Handshake of a Famous Author
    June 6, 2017

    Not many authors are household names these days, a fact which tends to disappoint book lovers like me. John Grisham, however, is one who rises to that level.

  10. thumbnail image for blog post: Why the Humanities: 'Hardwired for Story'
    May 31, 2017

    As far as we know, human beings are the only creatures that tell stories. Think about that for a minute. Let it sink in.

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