Author Visit: Jon Lauck

Jon Lauck, founder of the Midwestern History Association, will discuss his latest book on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Downtown Library, 200 North Dakota Avenue.

Released in June, From Warm Center to Ragged Edge: The Erosion of Midwestern Literary and Historical Regionalism, 1920–1965, Lauck’s study won praise from Kirkus Review as “both concise and meticulous, carefully considering a dizzying wealth of scholarly and literary resources ….” In summary, Kirkus adds, the book is “a philosophically astute defense of regionalism’s virtues.”

The author’s hope is that the stories of the Midwest will be heard again, “not as distant echoes from the ragged edge, but in the form of rooted voices from the solid center of the nation.”

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