In late March, novelist Marilynne Robinson caused a stir after a reading when she casually let slip that she was working on a fourth novel set in the fictional town of Gilead, Iowa.
In the 1989 film Field of Dreams, Kevin Costner plays Ray Kinsella, an Iowa farmer who plows down a section of his cornfield to build a baseball field that’s soon populated by the ghosts of players past.
By Mark Athitakis Old newspaper habits die hard. Across the [...]
Midwestern novels used to bring some news from the territory -- today midwest lit is a nostalgic thing.
Among works about the lower rungs of the middle class, Stewart O’Nan’s novels stand out.