The Folks -- Comments from Silverseason
One of the exciting things about having a presence online is that we are truly a community. People who love literature have a tendency to find each other! So I recently got an email from a blogger, with a link to a post she had done about Suckow's novel The Folks. Her blog can be found at
http://silverseason.wordpress.com/ and I think you will be impressed.
Here are her three posts on The Folks
She did a very detailed post, complete with illustrations.
The middle post about the book.
Her first post about The Folks.
She writes, "Why am I reading this 700+ page novel which is very much a period piece? I respect what Suckow is doing and the people she describes. Following Pulitzer has inspired me to look for historical insights into Midwestern America as it appeared to a perceptive writer in 1934." By the way, she also gives credit to the following blogger, Frisbee book journal.
One of the Board members keeps a blog and posted about Ruth Suckow, and discovering her writing.
"As an advisory board member of the Rural Lit R.A.L.L.Y. initiative (a program created with the assistance of Buffalo State College and Buena Vista University to preserve America’s rural literary heritage), I’m back in the reading saddle again. For August, the assigned author to read is Iowan Ruth Suckow and her novel, Country People. Beginning in early September, Dr. Paul Theobald (Dean of the School of Education at Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, IA) will be leading a blog discussion of the book." Mark
August 7, 2012
Board Member Marsha found this mention of Suckow on a blog she follows
Blog mentions Suckow
The blog writer describes her visit to Suckow's birthplace in Hawarden, and includes some wonderful photos
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