Book of the Month, Dec. 2021 - Stories from the Heartland

December 2021 — Stories from the Heartland

And for our final selection of 2021, we will dive into Stories from the Heartland by Max Armstrong. This memoir covers the career and experiences of the popular farm broadcaster. This book fits the end-of-year trifecta: it's compact (for easy travel), it's short (we know December is a busy month for most), and - best of… Continue reading December 2021 — Stories from the Heartland

Book of the Month, Nov. 2021 - Epitaph for a Peach

November 2021 — Epitaph for a Peach

We've made it to Halloween, which seems to unofficially kick off the slide into the holiday season. Since it's such a busy time of year, we're always on the lookout for a lighter read to fit the mood of the season. November's selection is Epitaph for a Peach: Four Seasons on My Family Farm by… Continue reading November 2021 — Epitaph for a Peach

Book of the Month, Oct. 2021 - Out of the Shadows

October 2021 — Out of the Shadows

October is the peak of fall in the Midwest, as well as harvest season across the heartland. But where does all of the harvested corn and soybeans go? We're hoping that October's selection, Out of the Shadows: The New Merchants of Grain by Jonathan Kingsman, provides some insight. Here’s a quick summary of the book:… Continue reading October 2021 — Out of the Shadows

Book of the Month, Sept. 2021 - Locust

September 2021 — Locust

With September comes the much-anticipated transition to autumn...and a return to a historical novel as our featured title. Locust: The Devastating Rise and Mysterious Disappearance of the Insect that Shaped the American Heartland* by Jeffrey A. Lockwood is "an entomological thriller" and is, in fact, written by an entomologist. Here’s a quick summary of the… Continue reading September 2021 — Locust

Aug. 2021 - We Are the Weather, Book of the Month

August 2021 — We Are the Weather

August’s selection brings back one of our 2020 authors, Jonathan Safran Foer (you may remember the March 2020 read, Eating Animals). We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast*+ is a different topic than Eating Animals, but we expect it has the same investigative feel the author is known for. Here’s a quick summary of… Continue reading August 2021 — We Are the Weather