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Wallace Stegner’s “Crossing to Safety” Celebrates Life’s Changes

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Join Charity Nebbe and guests for the November meeting of the Talk of Iowa Book Club.

“Crossing to Safety” by Pulitzer Prize winner Wallace Stegner was published in 1987. It was Stegner’s final novel and a beautiful, life affirming way to end a storied career.

Wallace Stegner was known as the Dean of Western Writers, but Iowa has a claim on him, too. He was born in Lake Mills and earned his masters and doctorate at the University of Iowa.

It’s the November meeting of the Talk of Iowa Book Club. Host Charity Nebbe is joined by Dean Bakopoulos author and assistant professor of English at Grinnell College; former WOI Radio host Karen Bryan; and Clarke University history professor Michael Knock for a discussion of this treasured text.

Interested in joining the next Talk of Iowa Book Club? Our December selection is “Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression” by Mildred Armstrong Kalish. Pick up the book now and join the on-air discussion December 9th.

Guests:

  • Dean Bakopoulos, author and assistant professor of English at Grinnell College
  • Karen Bryan, former WOI Radio host
  • Michael Knock, professor of history at Clarke University
Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Katelyn Harrop is a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa