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Posted Online: Jan. 12, 2013, 5:20 pm
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By Jonathan Turner, jturner@qconline.com
The following are recently released books from authors with Quad-Cities connections:

-- "Ice on the Wing: Essays on Life and Other Difficult Situations":
Written by Moline native Shalynn Ford Womack and published by Spearhead Press of Nashville, Tenn., this is acollection of newspaper and magazine columns about the personal, political and parenting experiences of a 30-and then 40-something writer who experienced the world in 50 shades of black.

Ms. Womack described her experiences as a working single parent who homeschooled her gifted daughter, while also taking care of an aging, disabled parent, reflecting her struggles with relationships, money, marriage and divorce.

There was also a softer side to many of these pieces, "often revealing a dry, almost sardonic wit," according to an Amazon.com book description. "There is a voice at work in these columns; one that is, in turns, loving, angry, sad, funny, poignant, bittersweet and longing, sometimes within the same paragraph, and usually within the 750-word limit imposed by her editors…"

-- "Roads to Redemption":
Written by Kewanee native Robert Cone, this book borrows from the headlines and is,in part, an examinationof recent events and history. The book is designed to entertain as well as inform. In addition to this volume, Mr. Cone has written four other books including "TheButcher and the Hag and other poems," a novel titled "Thirty Days Hath September" andtwo works of juvenile fiction.

The book is available at Amazon.com and publishamerica.com.

















 




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  Today is Saturday, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2014. There are 123 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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