Amy Weldon: ELDORADO, IOWA

Date: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 7:00pm
Location: 
Dragonfly Books
Cost: 
Free!

Dragonfly Books welcomes Luther College professor of English Amy Weldon for an author talk featuring her debut novel, Eldorado, Iowa. Weldon will talk about writing her book and sign books on Monday, September 9 at 7:00 p.m. at Dragonfly Books.

Weldon’s novel features a young physician’s wife, Sarah Archer, who in 1875 is settling into a new life on the Iowa frontier while expecting her first child. A survivor of the Civil War, she wrestles with troubling memories of her childhood on her family’s Alabama plantation, including her father’s suicide, her brother’s death, and the deprivations and dangers of war. Exploring the ties of love, anger, silence, and misunderstanding between women, the novel asks: how do we grow through and beyond what we think we know of our pasts in order to discover our true homes, our true lives, and our true paths into the future?

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.

Eldorado, Iowa Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780999472965
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bowen Press - April 2019

The year is 1875, and a young physician's wife, Sarah Archer, is settling into a new life on the Iowa frontier, expecting her first child. A survivor of the Civil War, she wrestles with troubling memories of her childhood on her family's Alabama plantation. As Sarah struggles amid anger, love, and the inherited lies of "ladyhood," she realizes that her greatest struggle is within herself.


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