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  1. 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.

  2. thumbnail image for blog post: One Book Author Stradal Touring S.D. in July
    June 30, 2017

    Eva Thorvald, the “foodie” heroine of 2017 One Book South Dakota “Kitchens of the Great Midwest,” journeys throughout the Midwest leaving satisfied diners in her wake. The creator of her character will soon be doing the same.

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

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

  4. thumbnail image for blog post: Kathleen Grissom and the Story that Wrote Itself
    May 16, 2017

    Fiction authors are no strangers to writers block. But once in a while, the story literally "writes itself." Kathleen Grissom knows what that feels like.

  5. thumbnail image for blog post: Book Clubs Rejoice:The 2017 One Book has a Kit!
    May 4, 2017

    Attention book club captains, teachers, discussion leaders: J. Ryan Stradal has made your life easier.

  6. thumbnail image for blog post: Four win 2016 Distinguished Achievement in the Humanities
    October 21, 2016

    Three people and one South Dakota-based bank were recognized at the South Dakota Festival of Books with the 2016 Distinguished Achievement in the Humanities award for their contributions to humanities in the state.

  7. thumbnail image for blog post: Exploring Larger Worlds: The Exuberant Realism of Michael Chabon
    September 29, 2016

    In fall 1995, Michael Chabon was sitting pretty. He had three books to his credit, each more warmly received than the last. The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, published when he was just 24, was one of the most celebrated first novels in recent memory.

  8. thumbnail image for blog post: Before the Battle of Little Big Horn: Custer's Trials
    September 19, 2016

    A new biography on General George Armstrong Custer, Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America by T.J. Stiles, focuses on the life and events in Custer’s world, saving the famous battle, the Battle of Little Bighorn – or Greasy Grass, to the epilogue.

  9. thumbnail image for blog post: Full Circle: Dairy Farmer Turns Columnist
    September 15, 2016

    At the 2014 Festival of Books, Brookings County writer Jerry Nelson attended Pitchapalooza, an idea generating session led by The Book Doctors, Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry.

  10. thumbnail image for blog post: As Luck Would Have It: Jane Smiley & the Unexpected Extraordinary
    September 12, 2016

    What are we to make of a book such as Some Luck, that begins with a farmer watching owls emerge from a dead elm tree and ends with a death we are given scant time to mourn?

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