Iowa: A Literary Landscape

Recent Project Additions

Introductory Note: This chronological listing offers the bibliography's most recent additions. Titles preceded by an asterisk (*) are found in the children's section. To view the full citation of any given item, please refer to the applicable author section.

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

Fifteen Highlights from the 2016 Expansion

Aukes, Rachel. 100 Days of Deadland. [s.l.]: Surprisingly Adequate Publishing, 2013.

Birkenholtz, Rick. Rebecca's Run. Pella, IA : The Write Place, [2014].

Bognanni, Peter. The House of Tomorrow. New York: Amy Einhorn Books/G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2010.

Brant, Kylie. Chasing Evil. Seattle, WA: Thomas & Mercer, [2015].

Chan, Crystal. Bird. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2014].

Cronin, Justin. The Passage. New York: Ballantine Books, c2010.

Damsgaard, Shirley. Witch Way to Murder. New York: Avon Books, 2005.

Draper, Mike and John Bosley. A Spaceman Who Lived in Des Moines. Des Moines, IA: RAYGUN, 2013.

Morrell, David. "But at my back I will always hear." In Ghosts of the Heartland: Haunting, Spine-Chilling Stories from the American Midwest. Nashville, TN: Rutledge Hill Press, 1990.

Mullin, Mike. Ashfall. Terre Haute, IN: Tanglewood, 2011.

Rand, Johnathan. Incredible Ivy of Iowa. Topinabee Island, M: Audiocraft Publishing, 2014.

Sanford, John. Extreme Prey. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2016.

Smiley, Jane. The Golden Age. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.

Yansky, Brian. Utopia, Iowa. Sommerville, MA: Candlewick Press, 2015.

January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2013

Lammers, Thomas. Obadiah Gray and the Beast of Stony Hollow. St. Louis, MO: Missouri Botanical Garden Press, 2011.

Lammers, Thomas. Obadiah Gray and the Witch of Half-Moon Swamp. St. Louis, MO: Missouri Botanical Garden Press, 2010.

January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010

*Cornelison, Sue. The Twelve Days of Christmas in Iowa. New York: Sterling, 2010.

Dean, Janet. The Substitute Bride. New York: Steeple Hill, 2010.

Dobson, Melanie B. Love Finds You in Homestead, Iowa. Minneapolis, MN: Summerside Press, 2010.

Dooley, Lena Nelson. A Daughter's Quest. Uhrichsville, OH: Barbour Publishing, 2006.

Gorman, Edward. Ticket to Ride. New York: Pegasus Books, 2009.

Harris, Lisa. Tara's Gold. Uhrichsville, OH: Heartsong Presents, 2007.

Jones, T.P. The Gamble. Austin, TX: Synergy Books, 2010.

McNally, John. After the Workshop: A Memoir by Jack Hercules Sheahan: A Novel. Berkeley, CA: Counterpoint, 2010.

Miller, Judith. More Than Words. Minneapolis, MN: Bethany House, 2010.

Miller, Judith. Somewhere to Belong. Minneapolis, MN: Bethany House, 2010.

Seilstad, Lorna. Making Waves: A Novel. Grand Rapids, MI: Revell, 2010.

September 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009

Adday, Shea. Trying to Get to You. New York: Eloquent Books, 2009.

Bender, Loretta. The Diary of Cord House. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHourse, 2008.

*Burd, Nick. The Vast Fields of Ordinary. New York: Dial Press, 2009.

Cook, Marshall. Twin Killing. Toronto: Worldwide, 2008, 2007.

Davidson, Peter. Murder in Okoboji. Arnolds Park, IA: Sweet Memories, 2009.

Dooley, Lena Nelson, and Lisa Harris. Wild Prairie Roses. Uhrichsville, OH: Barbour, 2009.

Doolittle, Sean. Safer. New York: Delacourte Press, 2009.

DuClos, Bernard. Article V: The Movie. New York: iUniverse, 2008.

Dundon, Daniel. Lassiter Hill. New York: Raider Publishing, 2008.

*Dutton, J.T. Stranded. New York: HarperTeen, 2010.

*Ferris, Lori J., and Pam Schmacker. Discover Iowa with Pippy the Pig. West Des Moines, IA: Heart of Iowa, 2008.

Givens, David. Betrayed. Columbus, OH: Triple Crown Publications, 2008.

Gudenkauf, Heather. The Weight of Silence. Don Mills, Ontario: MIRA, 2009.

Hoover, Hadley. Shifting Shadows. [s.l.]:, 2009.

Jochum, Patricia A. River's End: The Deception. [s.l.]: P.A. Jochum, 2008.

Jones, T.P. Jackson. Austin, TX: Synergy Books, 2009.

Lammers, Thomas G. Augustus Green in the Lair of the Pye-a-Saw. Oshkosh, WI: T.G. Lammers, 2009.

Lammers, Thomas G. Obadiah Gray and the Mystery of the Centurion's Testament. St. Louis, MO: Missouri Botanical Garden Press, 2009.

Madden, Mary Anne. A Campus Death. Lincoln, NE: iUniverse, 2008.

*McCollum, Lynn Tragesser. The Green School Caper: The Adventures of the Five Amigos. Denver, CO: Outskirts Press, 2008.

*Mullen, Paul Michael. The Day I Hit a Home Run in Principal Park. [s.l.]: Paul Michael Mullen, 2009.

Olsen, Gregg. A Cold Dark Place. New York: Kensington Publishing, 2008.

*Shephard, Sara. Unbelievable: A Pretty Little Liars Novel. New York: HarperTeen, 2009, 2008.

*Snyder, Laurel, and LeUyen Pham. Any Which Wall. New York: Random House Children's Books, 2009.

Stasney, Kirsten Jacobson. Thy Father's Will. Minneapolis, MN: Kirk House, 2009.

*Stromberg, Ronica. Living It Up to Live It Down. Unionville, NY: Royal Fireworks Press, 2009.

*Stromberg, Ronica. A Shadow in the Dark. Unionville, NY: Royal Fireworks Press, 2009.

Twain, Ernest Arlington. Washertown, an American Masterpiece! : Where it All Began and How I Got to Be This Way. [Philadelphia, PA]: Xlibris, 2008.

Weaver, Ruthann. The Learning. Harrisonburg, VA: Neil Beery, 2008, 2007.

White, Michael. Weeping Underwater Looks a Lot Like Laughter. New York: Putnam's Sons, 2010.

January 1, 2009 to August 31, 2009

Dawn, Waneta. Behind the Hedge, a Novel. Xulon Press, 2007.

Loots, Alan. Storm Lake. Des Moines, IA: Andrew Gray, 2007.

Michaels, Leigh. Backwards Honeymoon. Toronto: Harlequin Books, 2002.

Michaels, Leigh. Best-Made Plans. Toronto; New York, Harlequin Books, 1992.

Michaels, Leigh. Carlisle Pride. Toronto; New York: Harlequin, c1987.

Michaels, Leigh. Capture a Shadow. Toronto; New York: Harlequin Books, c1986.

Michaels, Leigh. Close Collaboration. Toronto; New York: Harlequin, 1988.

Michaels, Leigh. A Convenient Affair. Toronto: Harlequin Books, 2001.

Michaels, Leigh. Exclusively Yours. Toronto: Harlequin Books, c1988.

Michaels, Leigh. Leaving Home. Toronto; New York: Harlequin Books, c1985.

Michaels, Leigh. Let Me Count the Ways. Toronto; New York, Harlequin, c1988.

Michaels, Leigh. Old School Ties. Toronto; New York: Harlequin Books, 1992.

Michaels, Leigh. Sell Me a Dream. New York: Harlequin, c1986.

Michaels, Leigh. A Singular Honeymoon. Toronto; New York: Harlequin Books, 1994.

Michaels, Leigh. Ties That Blind. Toronto; New York: Harlequin Books, 1993.

Michaels, Leigh. An Uncommon Affair. Toronto: Harlequin Books, c1990.

Palecek, Mike. Iowa Terror. [Sheldon, IA]: Seventh Street Press, 2008.

January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008

Allan, Barbara. Antiques Maul. Bath [UK]: Chivers, 2008.

Eakes, Laurie Alice. Better Than Gold. Uhrichsville, OH: Heartsong Presents, 2008.

Farley, Lois G. Homespun Iowa: A Collection of Short Stories and Essays. [Philadelphia]: XLibris, 2007.

Pourciau, Glen. Invite. Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa Press, 2008.

*Ripslinger, Jon. Last Kiss. Woodbury, MN: Flux, 2007.

Robinson, Marilynne. Home. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2008.

Stansfield, Anita. At Heaven's Door. Barrington Family Saga, bk.3. American Fork, UT: Covenant Communications, 2007.

Stansfield, Anita. Promise of Zion. Barrington Family Saga, bk.4. American Fork,UT: Covenant Communications, 2007.

Steedle, Nancy. Layers of Lies: A Shelby Drake Mystery. Baltimore, MD: PublishAmerica, 2007.

Stuart, Kimberly. Act Two: A Novel in Perfect Pitch. Colorado Springs, CO: David C. Cook, 2008.

Summit, Rod, and Richard Edgerton. Reunion With a Killer. Oshawa, Ontario: Crystal Dreams Publishing, 2008.

Taylor, John. The World As It Is. Meno, AK: Cedar Hill Publications, 1998.

Weidemann, Dennis. This Water Goes North. Fitchburg, WI: Manitenahk Books, 2007.

September 10 through December 31, 2007

Iola, Kate. Dead Stock. Hartley, Iowa: Hammersmark Books, 2006.

Spragg, Mark. An Unfinished Life: A Novel. New York: Knopf, 2004.

March 31 through September 9, 2007

Bender, Loretta. One Thing of Beauty. Bloomington, IN: Author House, 2006.

Borne, Deanna Bieber. The "U" and Me. Independence, MO: Two Trails Publishing, 2006.

*Braulick, Jenny Panther, Veida Blick, and Mark Lipe. Kristy and the Secret of Yesterday Farm. [s.l.]: The Editorial Annex, 2006.

Brenna, Duff. The Book of Mamie: A Novel. La Grande, OR: Wordcraft, 2006.

*Cabot, Meg. Jinx. New York: HarperTeen, 2007.

Francis, Dorothy Brenner. Nurse of Spirit Lake. Waterville, ME: Thorndike Press, 2007, 1975.

Glawe, Dennis D., and G. Louis Heath. Gifts from Decorah Laurah. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse, 2006.

*Gorman, Carol. The Stumptown Kid. Atlanta, GA: Peachtree, 2007, 2005.

Gorman, Edward. Fools Rush In: A Sam McCain Mystery.New York: Pegasus Books, 2007.

Hoover, Hadley. Late Harvest. [s.l.]:, 2006.

Horn, Margaret Capek. You Know I Don't Love You. [Longwood, FL]: Xulon Press, 2006.

Hunter, Maddy. G'day to Die: A Passport to Peril Mystery. Waterville, ME: Wheeler Publishing, 2006, 2007.

Jasper, Michael. The Wannoshay Cycle. Waterville, ME: Five Star, 2008.

*Kimmel, Elizabeth Cody. Mary Leaves Little House. New York: HarperCollins Childrens Books, 2008.

*Kladstrup, Kristin. The Book of Story Beginnings. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, 2006.

*Larson, Kirby. Hattie Big Sky. New York: Delacourte Press, 2006.

*Lester, Audrey. The Junior High Blues: What Could Go Wrong Next? [Cedar Rapids, IA]: Audrey Lester, 2006.

*Mathews, Eleanor. The Linden Tree. Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions, 2007.

Meissner. Susan. In All Deep Places. Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers, 2006.

Melcher, Alan M. Darkness on the Edge of Town: A Jerry Crossman Mystery. West Conshohocken, PA: Infinity Publishing, 2006.

*Moranville, Sharelle Byars. The Snows. New York: H. Holt, 2007.

Morrow, Thomas J. Nebraska Doppelganger. Oceanside, CA: Old Warrior Press, 2006.

Mosier, Kay Sickels. Walnut Valley Farm. Centennial, CO: Lifevest Publishing, 2006.

Opstein, Ed. Rennie Haran and the Letters Home. [s.l.]: Xulon, 2007.

*Reuter, Linda. From Little Hawk to Hawkeye. Philadelphia: XLibris, 2006.

*Roth, Karen. Found on 16th Avenue. [San Antonio, TX]: Watercress Press, 2006.

*Shaff, Fran. A Partner's Promise. Richmond, KY: Wings EPress, 2006.

Stansfield, Anita. A Quiet Promise. American Fork, UT: Covenant Communications, 2007.

Sweeney, Gerald F. Eagles Rising: A Novel. [s.l.]:, 2007.

*Wells, Helen. Cherry Ames, Rural Nurse. New York: Springer Publishing, 1961, 2007.

Wright, Vinita Hampton. Dwelling Places: A Novel. New York: HarperSanFrancisco, 2006.

Iowa Literary Landscape

Editor's Forward



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


Appendix: Landscape Literature

Appendix: Poetry Sources

Appendix: Feature Films

Appendix: Electronic Works

Appendix: Audio Works

Appendix: Non-English Editions

Appendix: Iowa Folklore


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