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The Night Gwen Stacy Died by Sarah Bruni

Reading Group Guide The Night Gwen Stacy Died By Sarah Bruni   Introduction   Sheila Gower is seventeen, more comfortable confiding in a taxidermic coyote at the Natural History Museum than in her one high school friend or her loving but diametrically opposed family. She practices her French while she works at a small-town Iowa [...]

Dakota by Kathleen Norris

  Downloadable Guide for Group Discussion and Classroom Use “[A] moving and substantial contribution to the literature of the changing contemporary Midwest, and a welcome reminder of the peace that open spaces and extended silences can confer.” —Washington Post Book World Kathleen Norris’s first nonfiction book, published in 1993, was praised by critics, writers, and [...]

The Real Minerva by Mary Sharratt

  About the Book A riveting, old-fashioned story with a modern spirit, Mary Sharratt’s The Real Minerva is the tale of three women forging their own paths in the midwestern farming community of Minerva, Minnesota. In 1923, as book-loving Penny enters adolescence, her mother pulls her out of school to go to work. Penny, the [...]