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Sea of Joy

When the advance copy of this book first appeared, I made time to page through it mainly because of its subtitle: A Memoir of Disaster and Love… 1,063 more words

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By the Iowa Sea

I read.  A TON.  And as I’m aging, I’m finding it harder to keep track of what I’ve read.  Today is my 30th anniversary and while that has absolutely nothing to do with reading (except that my excellent husband tolerates my Kobo/library/used book habit) it seemed like a fine day to start keeping track. 141 more words

Live from Prairie Lights: a reading of "By the Iowa Sea" for "family"

“I especially want to thank my wife.  I looked for a card that said ‘Thank you, I’m sorry. Thank you for letting me publish it and I’m sorry I published it.’  But they didn’t have a card so…” 6 more words


What to read?

Back in April I was approached by the good folks at Barnes and Noble with this question: “tell us about three books you frequently recommend…” 12 more words


By the Iowa Sea: A Memoir of Disaster and Love


A tornado will tear a building apart, which isn’t a good thing. But at least it’s easy to understand. “My home,” says the victim, wading through the rubble, “has been completely destroyed.” 46 more words

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Reflections on the Iowa Sea

Since the sun has taken refuge behind a grey cover and the air’s touch upon the skin is cold, I guess now will be as good a time as any to update my blog.   1,285 more words


"By the Iowa Sea"

By the Iowa Sea” is a memoir by Joe Blair, a middle-aged Massachusetts-born motorcycle-lovin’ adventurer who examines how he became so profoundly unhappy with his life, his marriage, and with himself. 625 more words

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