New books from Q-C authors


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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 Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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