The Book of Famous Iowans by Douglas Bauer
A Novel

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Will Vaughn looks back in a painful retrospective at the controversy surrounding his mother's love affair and subsequent departure from the small town of New Holland, recounting the story of his parents' marriage, life on the farm, and their final break."
 

About Douglas Bauer

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Douglas Bauer is the editor of Prime Times and the author of Prairie City," "Iowa; Dexterity; The Very Air; and The Book.
 
Published September 1, 1997 by Henry Holt & Company. 288 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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 Young novelist Bauer (The Very Air, 1993; Dexterity, 1989) offers, for our third helping, a rural coming-of-age tale that could hardly taste more overcooked had it been left on the stove all night.

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Boredom--the boredom of a safe, predictable, stationary, domestic, churchgoing existence--is the foe with which the citizens of 1950s New Holland, Iowa, struggle. One of them, 10-year-old Will Vaughn,

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