Iowa: A Literary Landscape


Short Stories and Novellas: By Publishing Decade
Grouped within decades and alphabetized by author, this file can be searched by using your internet browser's Edit/Find function. 

NOTE: Only stories set in Iowa are included in this bibliography.  Authors may have other works not included here.


1880-1899

Ebersole, Maude Vary. "The First Violin in Amana County." The Midland Monthly 9.5 (May 1898): 446-448.

French, Alice. "The Cabinet Organ." Harper's New Monthly Magazine 93 (July 1896): 238-251.

French, Alice. "The Captured Dream." Harper's New Monthly Magazine 94 (May 1897): 920-926.

French, Alice. "The Conscience of a Business Man." Scribner's Magazine 24 (Sept. 1898): 310-319.

French, Alice. "The Defeat of Amos Wickliff." Harper's New Monthly Magazine 94 (Dec. 1896): 86-94.

French, Alice. "The First Mayor." Atlantic Monthly 64 (1889): 811-827.

French, Alice. "His Duty." Harper's New Monthly Magazine 93 (Sept. 1896): 612-621.

French, Alice. "The Judgment of Mrs. Swift." New Peterson's Magazine 104 (1893): 1107-1119.

French, Alice. "The Merry Thanksgiving of the Burglar and Plumber." McClure's Magazine 5 (1895): 515-522.

French, Alice. "Missionary Sheriff." Harper's New Monthly Magazine 92 (Apr. 1896): 773-787.

French, Alice. "Moment of Clear Vision." Scribner's Magazine 23 (Mar. 1898): 311-324.

French, Alice. "Next Room." Harper's New Monthly Magazine 93 (Nov. 1896): 945-959.

French, Alice. "Non-combatant." Scribner's Magazine 21 (June 1897): 741-756.

French, Alice. "The Proud Pynsents." Scribner's Magazine 14 (1893): 549-560.

French, Alice. "Recognition." Scribner's Magazine 10 (Nov. 1891): 612-619.

French, Alice. "A Son of the Revolution." Atlantic Monthly 77 (1896): 471-485.

French, Alice. "Stout Miss Hopkins's bicycle." Harper's New Monthly Magazine 94 (Feb. 1897): 409-419.

French, Alice. "Way of an Election." Scribner's Magazine 22 (Sept.1897): 296-307.

French, Alice. "Working-man." Scribner's Magazine 16 (July 1894): 100-107.

Garland, Hamlin. "Among the Corn Rows." Harper's Weekly 34 (June 28, 1890): 506-508.

Garland, Hamlin. "An Evening at the Corner Grocery." Arena 4 (Sept. 1891): 504-512.

Garland, Hamlin. "Spring Romance." Century Magazine 42 (June 1891): 296-302.

Garland, Hamlin. "Uncle Ripley's Speculation." Arena 5 (Dec. 1891): 125-135.

Hall, Mosley E. "The Old Elm's Story: A Romance of 'the Far West' Two Centuries Ago." The Midland Monthly 7.6 (June 1897): 529-532.

Kerr, W.S. "The Mystery of Red Light Island: A Story of Early Iowa." The Midland Monthly 10.5 (Nov. 1898): 443-450.

Lee, Penrhyn. "The Masquerade." Atlantic Monthly 81 (1898): 255-264.

Meredith, Maude. "Hi Hapgood's Wife." The Midland Monthly 9 (1898): 539-544.

Moore, Morna. "The Development of a Latent Gem." The Midland Monthly 3.3 (Mar. 1895): 273-283.

Schaffter, Eugene. "Antonio." The Midland Monthly 1.2 (Feb. 1894): 97-112.

Thanet, Octave. "The Canada Thistle." The Midland Monthly 1.1 (Jan. 1894): 1-21.

1900-1910

Butler, Ellis Parker. "False Gods of Doc Weaver." Century Magazine 62 (Sept. 1901): 691-697.

Butler, Ellis Parker. "Pigs is Pigs." American Magazine 60 (Sept. 1905): 496-502.

Butler, Ellis Parker. "Sectional House." Century Magazine 68 (June 1904): 215-218.

Butler, Ellis Parker. "That Pup of Murchison's." American Magazine 62 (May 1906): 44-51.

Glaspell, Susan K. "In the Face of His Constituents." Harper's Monthly Magazine 107 (Oct. 1903): 757-762.

Glaspell, Susan K. "Man of Flesh and Blood." Harper's Monthly Magazine 108 (May 1904): 957-962.

Quick, J. Herbert. "Between Alpha and Omega." Putnam's Magazine 5 (Nov. 1908): 175-182.

Quick, J. Herbert. "Cummins of Iowa." Reader Magazine 8 (Nov. 1906): 586-589.

Quick, J, Herbert. "Old Hen and the Experts." Century Magazine 77 (Feb. 1909): 596-604.

1911-1920

Aldrich, Bess Streeter. "Long-distance Call From Jim." American Magazine 88 (Aug. 1919): 48-50.

Aldrich, Bess Streeter. "Mother's Dash for Liberty." American Magazine 86 (Dec. 1918): 11-13.

Butler, Ellis Parker. "Big River." Lippincott's Magazine 91 (June 1913): 714-719.

Butler, Ellis Parker. "Bread." In Prairie Gold: By Iowa Authors and Artists. Chicago: Reilly & Britton, 1917, pp. 39-45.

Butler, Ellis Parker. "Long Sam Takes Out." Century Magazine 85 (Feb. 1913): 571-580.

Butler, Ellis Parker. "When the Ice Goes Out." American Magazine 81 (Apr. 1916): 27-31.

Crow, Rose A. "An American Wake." In Prairie Gold: By Iowa Authors and Artists. Chicago: Reilly & Britton, 1917, pp. 219-222.

Frederick, Esther. "Uncle Al." The Midland 2.2 (Feb. 1916): 41-54.

French, Alice (Octave Thanet). "The Captured Dream." In Prairie Gold: By Iowa Authors and Artists. Chicago: Reilly & Britton, 1917, pp. 86-96.

Garland, Hamlin. "The Graven Image." In Prairie Gold: By Iowa Authors and Artists. Chicago: Reilly & Britton, 1917, pp. 21-37.

Glaspell, Susan K. "'Finality' in Freeport." Pictorial Review 17 (July 1916): 14-15, 22.

Glaspell, Susan K. "A Jury of Her Peers." Every Week 3 (March 5, 1917): s.n.

Glaspell, Susan K. "A Jury of Her Peers." In The Best Short Stories of 1917 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story. Edward J. O'Brien, ed. Boston, MA: Small, Maynard, 1918: 256-282.

Glaspell, Susan K. "Nervous Pig." Harper's Monthly Magazine 140 (Feb. 1920): 309-320.

Glaspell, Susan K. "The Plea." In Lifted Masks. New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1912.

Glaspell, Susan K. "Pollen." Harper's Monthly 138 (Mar. 1919): 446-451.

Glaspell, Susan K. "Unveiling Brenda." Harper's Monthly Magazine 133 (June 1916): 14-26.

Griffith, Helen Sherman. "Tinkling Cymbals." In Prairie Gold: By Iowa Authors and Artists. Chicago: Reilly & Britton, 1917, pp. 128-132.

Harrison, Don. "The Mixing." The Midland 5.7/8 (July-Aug. 1919): 174-199.

Johnson, William S. "A Romance of the Forties." Palimpsest 1(1920): 65-74.

Muilenburg, Walter J. "The Heart of Youth." The Midland (Nov. 1915): 362-377.

Muilenburg, Walter J. "The Heart of Youth." In The Best Short Stories of 1915 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story. Edward J. O'Brien, ed. Boston, MA: Small, Maynard, 1915: 172-184.

Muilenburg, Walter J. "The Prairie." The Midland (Aug. 1915): 260-270.

Parish, John C. "White Beans for Hanging." Palimpsest 1 (1920): 9-28.

Patchin, Calista Halsey. "The Professor." In Prairie Gold: By Iowa Authors and Artists. Chicago: Reilly & Britton, 1917, pp. 250-258.

1921-1930

Aldrich, Bess Streeter. "Home-coming." American Magazine 96 (July 1923): 56-58.

Aldrich, Bess Streeter. "Men Who Caught the Weather." Century 116 (July 1928): 304-310.

Aldrich, Bess Streeter. "Mother Gets Back on the Job." American Magazine 93 (Feb. 1922):30-33.

Aldrich, Bess Streeter. "The Nicest House in Town." American Magazine 95 (Feb. 1923): 40-42.

Aldrich, Bess Streeter. "When the Children Grew up." American Magazine 96 (Dec. 1923): 44-47.

Brown, Harriet. Grandmother Brown's Hundred Years. [partially serialized] Atlantic Monthly 144 (1929): 145-158; 320-331; 478-490; 645-656.

Brownell, Agnes Mary. "Doc Greer's Practice." The Midland 7.1 (Jan. 1921): 26-54.

Hall, James Norman. "Reminiscences of a Middle-western School." Atlantic Monthly 131 (June 1923): 735-740.

Hartwick, Harry. "Light." The Midland 13.4 (April 1927): 104-112.

Parkhurst, Clint. "The Attack on Corinth." Palimpsest 3 (1922): 169-191.

Quick, J. Herbert. The Hawkeye. [partially serialized] Ladies' Home Journal 40 (March 1923): 3-6; (April 1923): 24-26; (May 1923): 20-21; (June 1923): 24-26; (July 1923): 20-21; (Aug. 1923): 26-28.

Quick, J. Herbert. The Invisible Woman. [partially serialized] Ladies' Home Journal 41 (Sept. 1924): 3-5; (Oct.1924): 22-23; (Nov. 1924): 18-19; (Dec. 1924): 32-35.

Quick, J. Herbert. Vandemark's Folly. [partially serialized] Ladies' Home Journal 38 (Sept. 1921): 3-6; (Oct. 1921): 21-23; (Nov. 1921): 20-22; (Dec. 1921): 18-19.

Quick, J. Herbert. Vandemark's Folly. [partially serialized] Ladies' Home Journal 39 (Jan. 1922): 18-19; (Feb. 1922): 18-20.

Sergel, Roger. "Nocturne: A Red Shawl." Phantasmus (May 1924).

Sigmund, Jay G. "The Placard." The Midland 15.1 (Jan/Feb 1929): 36-40.

Sigmund, Jay G. "The Runaway." The Midland 16.5 (Sept/Oct 1930): 284-289.

Sigmund, Jay G. "Subpoena." The Midland 13.5 (May 1927): 130-143.

Skinner, Alanson. "An Ioway Village." Palimpsest 6 (1925): 164-173.

Stevens, James. "The Downfall of Elder Barton." American Mercury 24 (Dec. 1931): 461-471.

Stevens, James. "A Prairie Town." American Mercury 6 (Sept. 1925): 99-106.

Stong, Philip Duffield. "Hymeneal." The Midland 7 (Nov. 1921): 370-385.

Stout, George L. "Dust." The Midland 10.5 (May 1924): 211-223.

Suckow, Ruth. "Big Kids and the Little Kids." Good Housekeeping 88 (Jan. 1929): 50-53.

Suckow, Ruth. "Eminence." American Mercury 10 (Mar. 1927): 273-280.

Suckow, Ruth. "Experience." American Mercury 18 (Dec. 1929): 396-402.

Suckow, Ruth. "Four Generations." American Mercury 1 (Jan. 1924): 15-21.

Suckow, Ruth. "German Grandfather." American Mercury 12 (Nov. 1927): 280-284.

Suckow, Ruth. "Golden Wedding." American Mercury 4 (Feb. 1925): 221-231.

Suckow, Ruth. "The Little Girl from Town." Harpers Monthly 155 (Aug. 1927): 327-337.

Suckow, Ruth. "Man of the Family." American Mercury 9 (Dec. 1926): 412-420.

Suckow, Ruth. "Midwestern Primitive." Harpers Monthly 156 (Mar. 1928): 432-442.

Suckow, Ruth. "Renters." In The Best Short Stories of 1923 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story. Edward J. O'Brien, ed. Boston, MA: Small, Maynard, 1923: 362-384.

Suckow, Ruth. "Renters." Century Magazine 106 (Aug. 1923): 599-613.

Suckow, Ruth. "Retired." The Midland 7.4 (April 1921): 150-158.

Suckow, Ruth. "A Rural Community." The Midland 8.7 (July 1922):217-245.

Suckow, Ruth. "Start in Life." American Mercury 3 (Sept. 1924): 15-23.

Suckow, Ruth. "Strong as a Man." Harper's Monthly 158 (Apr. 1929): 540-550.

Suckow, Ruth. "Uprooted." The Midland 7.2 (Feb. 1921): 83-109.

Wagner, Dorothy. "The Varsity Whirl." Palimpsest 10 (1929): 109-126.

1931-1940

Aldrich, Bess Streeter. Song of Years. [partially serialized] Saturday Evening Post 211 (1938): (Dec. 10, 1938): 5-7; (Dec. 17, 1938): 20-21; (Dec. 24, 1938): 18-19; (Dec. 31, 1938): 26-27.

Aldrich, Bess Streeter. Song of Years. [partially serialized] Saturday Evening Post 211 (1939): (Jan.7, 1939): 26; (Jan. 14, 1939): 26; (Jan. 21, 1939): 27-28.

Aldrich, Bess Streeter. "Welcome Home, Hal!" Ladies Home Journal 51 (Sept. 1934): 5-7, 63-64, 66.

Bohnson, Loren. "Christ with the Third Finger Broken." In Stories from the Husk. Eds. Clyde Tull and Anya Plummer. Mount Vernon, IA: English Club of Cornell College, 1940, pp. 133-138.

Corey, Paul. "There's Always an Accident." Scribner's Magazine 100 (Dec. 1936): 51-55.

Downing, J. Hyatt. "First Illusion." Scribner's Magazine 87 (May 1930): 560-568.

French, Alice. "Face of Failure." In Golden Tales of the Prairie States. Mary Lamberton Becker, ed. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1932.

Hughes, Langston. "Cora Unashamed." In The Ways of White Folks. New York: Knopf, 1934.

Mirich, Mark. "Wind in the Coiled Wire." In Stories from the Husk. Eds. Clyde Tull and Anya Plummer. Mount Vernon, IA: English Club of Cornell College, 1940, pp. 17-26.

Sailor, Annabel Lee. "They Have to be Born." In Stories from the Husk. Eds. Clyde Tull and Anya Plummer. Mount Vernon, IA: English Club of Cornell College, 1940, pp.1-8.

Stong, Philip Duffield. "Between Trains." Scholastic 36 (Apr. 1, 1940): 29-30.

Stong, Philip Dufffield. "Pianissimo." Saturday Evening Post 205 (Sept. 10, 1932): 8-9.

Suckow, Ruth. "Renters." In America Through the Short Story. Nathan Bryllion Fagin, ed. Boston: Little, Brown, 1936.

1941-1950

Butler, Ellis Parker. "Pigs is Pigs." In The Best American Humorous Short Stories. Robert Newton Linscott, ed. NY: Modern Library, 1945.

Childs, Marquis Williams. "River Town." In America is West, An Anthology of Middlewestern Life and Literature. John Theodore Flanagan, ed. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press, 1945.

Downing, J. Hyatt. "Harvesters." Collier's 116 (Nov. 3, 1945): 24, 33, 36-38.

Olliver, Lois Marie. "Berries for Sale." Palimpsest 23 (1942): 177-184.

Steele, Wilbur Daniel. "Isles of Spice and Lillies." In The Best Stories of Wilbur Daniel Steele. New York: Doubleday, 1946.

Stegner, Wallace. "Beyond the Glass Mountain." Harper's Magazine 194 (May 1947): 446-452. Also in The Women on the Wall. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1948.

Stegner, Wallace. "The View from the Balcony." In The Women on the Wall. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1948.

Stong, Philip Duffield. "Between Trains." In Poetry and Prose of Today: Regional America. Harriet Marcelia Lucas, ed. Syracuse, NY: L.W. Singer, 1941.

Stong, Philip Duffield. "Drought." In America in Literature. Tremaine McDowell, ed. New York: F.S. Crofts & Co., 1944.

Suckow, Ruth. "Midwestern Primitive." In Poetry and Prose of Today: Regional America. Harriet Marcelia Lucas, ed. Syracuse, NY: L.W. Singer, 1941.

1951-1960

Griffith, Jeannette. (Jeannette Eyerly and Valeria W. Griffith.) "Family Diary." Serialized short story in The Des Moines Register, 1958.

Suckow, Ruth. "Homecoming." In The Good Housekeeping Treasury. Donald Elder, ed. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1960.

1961-1970

Bowman, Irene. "The Bobbinet Cap." In A Wisconsin Harvest. August William Derleth, ed. Sauk City, WI: Stanton & Lee, 1966.

Dubus, Andre. "Separate Flights." North American Review 255, no. I (Spring 1970): 10-26.
* Separate Flights, Boston: D. R. Godine, 1975.
SETTING NOTE: Iowa City and Cedar Rapids to San Francisco
NOTE: Spouses take separate flights for sake of their teenage daughter in case of a plane crash.

Engberg, Susan. "Lambs of God." In Prize Stories, 1969: The O. Henry Awards. William Miller Abrahams, ed. New York: Doubleday, 1969.

Garland, Hamlin. "Mrs. Ripley's Trip." In Golden Tales of Our America. New York: New American Library, 1962.

Glaspell, Susan. "A Jury of Her Peers." In My Favorite Mystery Stories. Maureen Daly, ed. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1966.

Kantor, MacKinley. "Honey on the Border." In Story Teller. New York: Doubleday, 1967.

Sherman, Edith Bishop. "Prairie Song." In When Mother Was a Girl, Stories She Read Them. Frances Ullman DeArmand, ed. New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1964.

1971-1980

Belding, Robert E. "An Iowa Schoolgirl -- 1860s Style." Palimpsest 58.1 (1977): 2-11.

Boyle, T. Coraghessan. "The Women's Restaurant." In The Descent of Man. Boston: Little, Brown, 1979.

Casey, John. "Connaissance des Arts." In Testimony and Demeanor. New York: Knopf, 1979.

Irving, John. "Almost in Iowa." Esquire 80 (Nov. 1973): 144-146, 224-229.
* also in Trying to Save Piggy Sneed. New York: Arcade Publishing, 1996.

Sandroff, Ronni. Party Party: Girlfriends: Two Short Novels. New York: Knopf, 1975.

1981-1990

DeQuille, Dan. "A Christmas Story: Under the Ice." Palimpsest 69.4 (1988): 186-190.

DeQuille, Dan. "Trailing a Lost Child." Palimpsest 69.3 (1988): 124-131.

Fjelstad, Annika. "A Wake." Iowa Woman. 6.3 (Sept. 1986): 34-40.

Guerrant, David. "Iowa City Stalker." Campus Review 4, no. 5 (June 1988).
SETTING NOTE: Iowa City: Policeman assigned to kill several criminals

King, Stephen. Four Past Midnight. [S.l]:Hodder & Stoughton, 1990.
* New York, N.Y.: Viking, 1990.
* Toronto: Penguin Books Canada, 1990.
* Boston, Mass.: G.K. Hall & Co., 1991. [Large print]
* New York: Signet, 2004. (Movie tie-in edition)
* New York: Signet, 2014. (E-book)
* New York: Scribner, 2016. (E-book)
* [S.l.]: Scribner, 2016.
SETTING NOTE: The novella, "The Library Policeman," takes place in fictional Junction City, Iowa. Cedar Rapids and Des Moines are mentioned.
NOTE: collection of four novellas

Kinsella, W.P. "Distances." In The Further Adventures of Slugger McBatt. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1988.

Kinsella, W.P. "Frank Pierce, Iowa." In The Further Adventures of Slugger McBatt. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1988.

Kinsella, W.P. "Shoeless Joe Jackson Comes to Iowa." In The Penguin Book of Modern Canadian Short Stories. New York: Penguin Books, 1982.

Lowe, Tower. "The California Killer." "Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine" 30, no. 5 (May 1985): 47-58.
SETTING NOTE: Iowa City university campus, including the Biology Building and complex on Iowa Avenue
NOTE: Murder investigation begins in January at twelve below zero.

Mangan, Charles. "The Devil." Wapsipinicon Almanac 1 (1988): 107-114.

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Morrell, David. "But at my Back I Will Always Hear." In Ghosts of the Heartland: Haunting, Spine-Chilling Stories from the American Midwest. Nashville: Rutledge Hill Press, 1990.
SETTING NOTE: Iowa City: Professor threatened by obsessed female student

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Mukherjee, Bharati. "The Tenant." In The Best American Short Stories, 1987. Ann Beattie and Shannon Ravenel, eds. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1987: 178-192.

Nelson, Peter N. "Cooley and Kedney." Iowa Review 14.1 (Winter 1984): 73-102.

Nevai, Lucia. "Baby Wood." Iowa Woman 7.1 (March 1987): 10-13.

Pearce, Floyd. "The Patch of Wild Strawberries." Wapsipinicon Almanac 2 (1989): 101-105.

Peterson, John. "It's Iowa, Goodbye." Wapsipinicon Almanac 3 (1990): 86-89.

Quinn, Charles. "A Ready Woman." Wapsipinicon Almanac 3 (1990): 79-85.

Stefaniak, Mary Helen. "Football Sunday." In "Signs of Life." M.F.A. thesis, University of Iowa, 1984.
SETTING NOTE: Iowa City and the University of Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium

Struthers, Ann. "The Wind and the Rain." Wapsipinicon Almanac 2 (1989): 94-100.

Sutter, Barton. "I Hate to See You Go." Wapsipinicon Almanac 1 (1988): 97-105.

Twito, Tom. "Excerpts from the Autobiography of Constance Turabian." "Vital Signs" (April 1982): 1, 6.
SETTING NOTE: Fictional University of Iowa Sportswriter's Workshop.

Will, Frederic. A Portrait of John: The Midwest and the World, 1928-1989, Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1990.
*Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1990. (E-book)
SETTING NOTE: In “Back to Iowa,” the character goes to Iowa City to direct a workshop.

Williams, David. "Mound." Wapsipinicon Almanac 3 (1990): 74-78.

1991-2000

Alexander, Kirsten Marie. "A Few Things About Iowa." In "High Dives." Thesis. The American University, 1995.

Andrews, Tamara Ruth. "Five Chapters of a Larger Project: A Tradition of Grace." MA Thesis. Iowa State University, 2000.

Asala, Joanne. And No One Would Eat Tomatoes: An Iowa Anthology. Kalevala Books, 1993.
SETTING NOTE: Iowa City

Boyle, T. Coraghessan. "A Women's Restaurant." In The Workshop: Seven Decades of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Ed. Tom Grimes. New York: Hyperion, 1999, pp. 308-319.

Boyle, T. Coraghessan. T.C. Boyle stories. New York: Viking, 1998.
* London: Granta Books, 1998.
* New York: Penguin Books, 1999.
* New York: Penguin Books, 1999. (E-book)
SETTING NOTE: Mid 1970's Iowa City

Christman, Rick. "Whiteout, Boondocks, Iowa." Wapsipinicon Almanac 6 (1993): 77-78.

Coleman, James R. "Guthrie Springs." Wapsipinicon Almanac 4 (1991): 61-65.

Coleman, James R. "The Hardfish Woman." Wapsipinicon Almanac 7 (1994): 73-76.

Crowther, Peter. "For Those Who Wait." In Dark Iowa, Bright Iowa. Ed. James P. Roberts. Concord,CA: A.E. Press, 1994, pp. 143-157.

Dybek, Stuart. "Paper Lantern." In The Best American Short Stories, 1996. John Edgar Wideman and Shannon Ravenel, eds. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1996: 113-125.
*
also in The Workshop: Seven Decades of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Ed. Tom Grimes. New York: Hyperion, 1999, pp. 278-288.

Emery, Lorin. "Talents." In Dark Iowa, Bright Iowa. Ed. James P. Roberts. Concord, CA: A.E. Press, 1994, pp. 31-38.

Gass, William. "Emma Enters a Sentence of Elizabeth Bishop's." In Cartesian Sonata and Other Novellas. New York: Knopf, 1998.

Gorman, Ed. "The Cage." In Midnight Louie's Pet Detectives. New York: Forge, 1998.
* New York: Forge, 2000.
SETTING NOTE: University of Iowa: Man builds cage for woman to keep animals

Gorman, Edward. Moonchasers. In Criminal Intent. Arlington Heights, IL: Dark Harvest, 1993.
NOTE: Novella later included in Moonchasers and Other Stories. Forge, 1996.

Grimm, Shawna. "Farmer's Market." In Dark Iowa, Bright Iowa. Ed. James P. Roberts. Concord, CA: A.E. Press, 1994, pp. 109-118.

Hoing, David. "Image." In Dark Iowa, Bright Iowa. Ed. James P. Roberts. Concord, CA: A.E. Press, 1994, pp. 1-30.

Irelan, Patrick. "Blackjack Queen." Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine 39.1 (Jan. 1994): 14-36.

Irving, John. "Almost in Iowa." In Trying to Save Piggy Sneed. New York: Arcade Publishing, 1996.
* originally in Esquire 80 (Nov. 1973): 144-146, 224-229.

Johnson, Denis. "Work." In The Workshop: Seven Decades of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Ed. Tom Grimes. New York: Hyperion, 1999, pp. 289-295.

Jurgens, Kathleen. "Sweet Dreams Are Made of This." In Dark Iowa, Bright Iowa. Ed. James P. Roberts. Concord, CA: A.E. Press, 1994, pp. 97-108.

Lane, Mary Kay. "Saving Grace." In Dark Iowa, Bright Iowa. Ed. James P. Roberts. Concord, CA: A.E. Press, 1994, pp. 55-63.

Leabhart, Susan. "Stopping for a Bite at the New Frontier Cafe." In Dark Iowa, Bright Iowa. Ed. James P. Roberts. Concord, CA: A. E. Press, 1994, pp.64-74.

Nichols, Gail Faulds. "Minna's Fields." Iowa Woman 10.4 (1990-1991): 13-18.

Rich, Mark. "Train to Bellmira." In Dark Iowa, Bright Iowa. Ed. James P. Roberts. Concord, CA: A.E. Press, 1994, pp. 77-96.

Robers, Donald, Jr. "Bone Dry." In Dark Iowa, Bright Iowa. Ed. James P. Roberts. Concord, CA: A.E. Press, 1994, pp. 129-141.

Russell, Karen. Vampires in the Lemon Grove. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
*Zu¨rich Berlin Kein & Aber, 2013. (German)
*New York: Vintage Books, 2013 and 2014.
*??????, Kawadeshoboshinsha, 2016. (Japanese)
SETTING NOTE: “Dougbert Shackleton’s Rules for Antarctic Tailgating” mentions a character from Decatur City, Iowa.
NOTE: Collection of short stories

Stefaniak, Mary Helen. "The Dress from Bangladesh." Iowa Woman 12.2 (1992): 37-41.

Stefaniak, Mary Helen."Self-Storage." In Self Storage and Other Stories. Minneapolis: New Rivers Press, 1997.
* Minneapolis: New Rivers Press, 1997. (E-book)
SETTING NOTE: Coralville, Iowa City's suburb: The manager of the Nutty Squirrel, a self-storage firm, lives in one of the cubicles and refers to educational testing, a tenured researcher, and a house full of dental students.

Valentino, David. "Paying the Mage." In Dark Iowa, Bright Iowa. Ed. James P. Roberts. Concord, CA: A.E. Press, 1994, pp. 119-128.

Vaughn, Ralph E. "A Darkness in Davenport." In Dark Iowa, Bright Iowa. Ed. James P. Roberts. Concord, CA: A.E. Press, 1994, pp. 41-54.

Weaver, Ann. "Scrambled Eggs." Wapsipinicon Almanac 5 (1992): 73-77.

Weldon, P.M. "Reflections: Kirk Resigns from Starfleet and Returns to Iowa." In Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. Eds. Dean Wesley Smith and John J. Ordover. New York: Pocket Books, 1998.

Williamson, David. They Didn't Lick it Off the Stove: Stories and Poems. Des Moines: Triad Productions, 1995. (sound recording)

2001-present

Becker, Geoffrey. Black Elvis: stories. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2009.
* Athens, Ga: University of Georgia Press, 2009 (e-book)
* Athens, Ga: University of Georgia Press, 2012.
SETTING NOTE: Story “Iowa Winter” discusses Iowa in wintertime

Borich, Michael. "The Great Man in Iowa." Wapsipinicon Almanac 8 (2002): 76-87.

Brown, Akilah S. "Same Difference." MA Thesis. Iowa State University, 2006.

Coffey, Dan. "My Date with an Armenian." Wapsipinicon Almanac 8 (2002): 90-94.

Collins, Max Allan. Quarry’s Greatest Hits. Waterville, ME.: Five Star, 2003.
* Unity, Maine.: Five Star; Bath: BBC Audiobooks, 2004.
SETTING NOTE: Quad Cities
NOTE: 3 short stories and 1 novel as part of Quarry series: a few of the stories became chapters in the books.

Grafwallner, Suzanne Mary. "A Lesson from Iowa." In Swimming Away on Nerves Alone. MA Thesis. Iowa State University, 2004.

Herrick, Dennis. "Spirit Journey." Wapsipinicon Almanac 12 (2006): 70-80.

Kenyon, John. "The Bluffs." Wapsipinicon Almanac 10 (2004): 65-75.

McCarty, Susan. Anatomies. [Boston, Massachusetts]: Aforementioned Productions, 2015.
SETTING NOTE: Collection of short stories: one story is a woman’s return to Iowa from New York.

McIlrath, J. Harley. "'Possum Trot." Wapsipinicon Almanac 12 (2006): 83-92.

Murray, John. "Acts of Memory, Wisdom of Man." In A few short notes on tropical butterflies. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2003, pp. 211-274.

Struthers, Ann. "The Funeral." Wapsipinicon Almanac 11 (2005): 70-76.

Thompson, Dennis Elmer. "Like Deer Sleeping Beneath White Oak." MA Thesis. Iowa State University, 2005.

Tsagaris, Ellen M, Mike Wolfe, and Mary Eveline Parkhurst. The Legend of Tug Fest and Other LeClaire Ghost Stories. LeClaire, IA: 918studio, 2012.
SETTING NOTE: LeClaire, Iowa.
NOTE: Collection of 13 ghost stories

Wilton, Stephen. "Men in the Mist." Wapsipinicon Almanac 9 (2003): 84-87s.

Iowa Literary Landscape

Editor's Forward

Preface

Introduction

Recent Project Additions

Adult Books A-F

Adult Books G-H

Adult Books I-R

Adult Books S-Z

Short Stories & Novellas

Children's Books

Young Adult Books

All Authors

All Titles

Iowa Towns

Iowa Counties

Iowa Regions

References

Appendix: Landscape Literature

Appendix: Poetry Sources

Appendix: Feature Films

Appendix: Electronic Works

Appendix: Audio Works

Appendix: Non-English Editions

Appendix: Iowa Folklore

Endnote


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last updated 23 June 2016