Stiller's pond: new fiction from the upper midwest

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Jonis Agee, Roger Blakely, Susan Welch
New Rivers Press, 1988 - Fiction - 387 pages
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Offers sixty-one stories from Minnesota, Iowa, the Dakotas, and Wisconsin that reveal such Midwestern values as reticence, irony, the ability to survive in isolation, and stoicism under harsh conditions

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About the author (1988)

onis Agee is the author of four novels, Sweet Eyes, Strange Angels, South of Resurrection, and The Weight of Dreams, four collections of short fiction, Pretend We've Never Met, Bend This Heart, A .38 SPECIAL AND A BROKEN HEART, and TAKING THE WALL, and a book of poetry, Houses. Three of her books--Strange Angels, Bend This Heart, and Sweet Eyes--were named Notable Books of the Year by The New York Times. TAKING THE WALL won the Foreword Magazine Editor's Choice Award and The Weight of Dreams won the Nebraska Book Award. Jonis Agee is a Nebraska native who has lived and taught throughout the Midwest. She is now Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Susan Welch received her A.B. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is currently Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Professor of Political Science at The Pennsylvania State University. Her teaching and research areas include legislatures, urban politics, and women and minorities in politics. At the 2002 APSA, she and her co-authors, Lee Sigelman, Timothy Bledsoe and Michael Combs won the Best Book Award, for the best book on urban politics published in 2001, titled RACE AND PLACE: RACE RELATIONS IN AN AMERICAN CITY (Cambridge University Press, 2001).