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Geraldine Schwarz Book Signing: REDISCOVERED: A CENTURY-OLD DIARY


Date: Saturday, November 11
Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Dragonfly Books
Cost: Free!


Everyone is invited to join Dragonfly Books for a book signing with Geraldine Schwarz, editor of Iduna Bertel Fields’ diary, recently published by South Bear Press as Rediscovered: A Century-Old Diary.

Geraldine will be at Dragonfly Books to chat one-on-one with guests, share a cup of coffee or tea, and sign books on Saturday, November 11 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Books are available to be purchased now at Dragonfly Books and will be available the day of the signing.

Iduna Bertel Fields was a long-time resident of Decorah.  Born in O’Neill, Nebraska, Iduna was the daughter of Swedish immigrants. A 1926 graduate of the University of Iowa, Iduna was an active writer and was awarded the First Prize for Poetry in the Iowa Literary Magazine contest. After moving to Decorah with her husband in 1930, Iduna conducted a weekly literary radio program for Luther College’s station KWLC, broadcasting book reviews on emerging authors.

Iduna, along with her husband Henry, had a lively interest in archaeology and local history. Iduna wrote many articles on these topics for the Dubuque Telegraph Herald, Des Moines Register, Chicago Tribune, Milwaukee Journal, Minneapolis Journal, and the Chicago Daily News Magazine.

Iduna’s diary covers the years 1913-14 when she was fifteen and lived on her family farm near Pillager, Minnesota. In addition to her transcribed diary, Rediscovered: A Century-Old Diary contains selections of her poetry and several of her articles on local history.

Join Dragonfly Books to learn more about Iduna Bertel Field and Rediscovered: A Century-Old Diary, while sharing a cup of coffee or tea with editor Geraldine Schwarz on Saturday, November 11 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. If you find that you can't make it to the event but would still like to purchase a copy of Rediscovered: A Century-Old Diary, just give Dragonfly Books a call at 563-382-4275. One of the Dragonfly Books staff will be glad to reserve a book and have it autographed for you.

This event is sponsored by Dragonfly Books at 112 W. Water St., Decorah, and is free and open to the public. To learn more about this and other events at Dragonfly Books, please visit www.dragonflybooks.com, or contact us at events@dragonflybooks.com or 563-382-4275.


Event date: 
Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Event address: 
112 W Water Street
Decorah, IA 52101

Iduna Bertel Fields was a long-time resident of Decorah.  Born in O’Neill, Nebraska, Iduna was the daughter of Swedish immigrants. A 1926 graduate of the University of Iowa, Iduna was an active writer and was awarded the First Prize for Poetry in the Iowa Literary Magazine contest. After moving to Decorah with her husband in 1930, Iduna conducted a weekly literary radio program for Luther College’s station KWLC, broadcasting book reviews on emerging authors.

Iduna, along with her husband Henry, had a lively interest in archaeology and local history. Iduna wrote many articles on these topics for the Dubuque Telegraph Herald, Des Moines Register, Chicago Tribune, Milwaukee Journal, Minneapolis Journal, and the Chicago Daily News Magazine.

Iduna’s diary covers the years 1913-14 when she was fifteen and lived on her family farm near Pillager, Minnesota. In addition to her transcribed diary, Rediscovered: A Century-Old Diarycontains selections of her poetry and several of her articles on local history.  Iduna's diary is edited by Geraldine and Dean Schwartz, and published in 2017 by South Bear Press.