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Shaking the Family Tree By Will Maas
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When you shake this writer’s family tree, stories come tumbling down, like the gold, purple, red and brown leaves in the fall in his hometown of Iowa City, Iowa. These stories have been... More > repeated hundreds of times over the decades of his life. Like mighty oak trees they have been pruned, trimmed, fertilized, and rained upon. They’ve been standing for many years.< Less
Down the Mississippi, Down to New Orleans By Will Maas
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On July 27, 1974, a tornado ripped the roof off the Winegar Works Marina at Guttenberg, Iowa, and set adrift a rickety old home-made houseboat. That boat ended up across the Mississippi River on the... More > Wisconsin side, in a clump of willow trees. It had sprung a leak in one of its aging moss-covered pontoons. Two days later, in that same boat, with a hastily patched pontoon, three men set sail for New Orleans, Louisiana, 1,594 miles away. The Chief Pilot was 27-year-old Will Maas, with two weeks experience sailing the craft. His 50-year-old father Bill was the financier and only paying passenger. Will’s step-brother Jim Larson, 16, was the Chief Mate. None of them had a hint of what the River was about to do to them.< Less
Out of the Harbor By Will Maas
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Iva Mae Fish was three years old, living like a wild animal on a farm with two teenagers who gave her candy to eat, with fleas and dirt and twigs in her hair when her aunt came along in 1929 to pick... More > up and adopt her older sister. Her Aunt Elsie Fish, saw little Iva and realized she could not leave her behind. This is the story of Iva growing up.< Less
Red John: Blood on the Bar Room Floor By Will Maas
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Kenney's Tavern in Iowa City, Iowa, is the bar most mentioned in fiction of any in the United States. It was a primary watering hole and sometimes classroom for the world famous Iowa Writers... More > Workshop which saw poets and writers such as Karl Shapiro, John Crowe Ransom, Flannery O'Connor, John Berryman, Phillip Roth and Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. pass through its doors. This story begins with the shooting of the tavern owner's wife on April 13, 1956.< Less