Books & Literature

  • Turn the Page

    Summer Reading,pt.3

    The collected stories of Edith Wharton and a few Thoughts on Faith keep Performing Arts writer Peggy Sue Dunigan and contributor Michelle Sieg cool on hot summer days.

  • Turn the Page

    Summer Reading, pt.2

    Visual Arts writers Ryan Findley and Judith Ann Moriarty offer classics from Oates, Bradbury and Gabriel Garcia Marquez in part two of TCD's summer reading picks.

  • Turn the Page

    Summer Reading Picks

    What better way to spend a balmy afternoon than curled up with a good book? Check back all week as TCD staff and contributors share their picks for great summer reading.

  • Dem Bones Fairytale

    Saga of Slotz Supreme, pt. 1

    Neither apple, orange, peach nor pear; the Slotz somewhat resembled a bowling pin, only smaller. But truth tell, they made The Valley famous.

  • Reading for Audiophiles

    The Alternative Hero

    Down on his luck, music obsessive Clive Beresford aims to meet his rock idol and get his life on track.

  • Book review

    Cassette from my Ex

    If you’re looking for a way to travel down a musical memory lane, you can’t go wrong with Cassette from my Ex.

  • The Maid and the Straw

    a Dem Bones fairytale

    Maybe it wasn’t such a good deal to be inside of Domesville, but it was too late to turn and run.

  • Book Review

    Cook Food-a Manualfesto

    Lisa Jervis' "Cook Food: A Manualfesto for Easy, Healthy, Local Eating" is the perfect primer for both budding foodies and experienced gourmands alike.

  • A Dem Bones Fairytale

    The Baker and the Mixer

    The truth behind this floury tale may never be known. Except to the Cruller clan, and they’re not talking…

  • A Dem Bones Fairytale

    The water tower

    When Lorene leapt into space, few guessed it was her final fling…

  • A Dem Bones Fairytale

    The girl who trod on a meatloaf

    Learn from Esmeralda, why don't you. Had you minded your manners and not dishonored the meatloaf, you’d still be up there among the living.

  • A Dem Bones Fairytale

    A date to die for

    Another Saturday night in Nodaway Valley as Doris plans an evening Rod will never forget.