Set on the Minnesota prairie in the late 1980s, Little Wolves is a penetrating look at a town reeling from a heinous murder. Following the intertwining stories of a young pastor’s wife and a father searching for answers, Maltman teases apart the traditions, assumptions, and stories that make up small-town life. Weaving together elements of folklore and Norse mythology, Little Wolves is a powerful murder mystery and a page-turning literary triumph.
Little Wolves is the All Iowa Reads selection for 2014. Established in 2003 by the Iowa Center for the Book, the All Iowa Reads program encourages Iowans statewide to come together in their communities to read and talk about a single book to foster a sense of unity through reading. Libraries, book clubs, school, and communities are encouraged to sponsor discussions and host events. Past All Iowa Reads selections have included Driftless by David Rhodes, The Master Butchers Singing Club by Louise Erdrich, and Peace Like a River by Leif Enger.
A MFA graduate from Minnesota State University, Mankato, Maltman’s essays, poetry and fiction have been published in many literary journals. His first novel, The Night Birds won an Alex Award, a Spur Award, and the Friends of American Writers Literary Award. In 2009 the American Library Association chose The Night Birds as an “Outstanding Book for the College Bound.” Maltman has taught for four years at Normandale Community College and lives in the Twin Cities area. Little Wolves is his second novel.
Join us to talk with Thomas Maltman and learn more about Little Wolves on Thursday, April 24 at 7:00 pm at Dragonfly Books. This event is free and open to the public. A reception with light refreshments will follow.
Location: Street: 112 W Water Street Additional: City: Decorah, Province: Iowa Postal Code: 52101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)