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All Iowa Reads Author Thomas Maltman @ Des Moines Public Library's AViD

Meet the author of "Little Wolves"

  • Literary Event
  • Author Visit
  • Book Discussion
  • All Iowa Reads
When Jun 10, 2014
from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where Des Moines Public Library - Central
Contact Name
Contact Phone 515-283-4103
Attendees Free and open to the public
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Des Moines Public Library's AViD 2014 series will feature Thomas Maltman, author of the All Iowa Reads 2014 selection "Little Wolves" reading and discussing his new book.

From the Soho Press website: Set on a barren Minnesota prairie devastated by drought, Little Wolves is a close examination of tradition, in storytelling and faith, as well as the story of a town searching for answers after a young man commits a heinous crime. The boy’s father, now an outcast from the small community, finds an unlikely ally in his son’s former teacher, whom the boy mysteriously visited the day of the murder. Local legends–crafted, just as in ancient times, to explain loss and change–deepen the sense of place that Maltman’s deep ties to the Minnesota prairies and Northwoods bring to the book. Above all, this is an elegiac love letter to Maltman’s home, even its darkest parts.

Little Wolves was named a School Library Journal 2013 Best Adult Book 4 Teens and is the Iowa Center for the Book's 2014 All Iowa Reads winner.

Thomas Maltman has an MFA from Minnesota State University, Mankato, and lives in the Twin Cities. His first novel, The Night Birds, won an Alex Award, a Spur Award, the Friends of American Writers Literary Award, and was also chosen by the American Library Association as an “Outstanding Book for the College Bound.”


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