A superb real-life adventure tale! In 1925, famed explorer Percy Fawcett disappeared in the Amazon Basin during his quest to locate an ancient, fabled South American city he called "Z." No one knows what happened to him; rumors abound, but he and his party were never seen again and no remains were ever found. New Yorker staff writer David Grann learned of Fawcett's last great adventure and set out to see if he could solve the twin mysteries: What happened to Percy Fawcett, and did the great city of Z ever exist? The result is thrilling, harrowing & thought-provoking. Highly recommended!
Michelle Huneven, Douglas Borsom, Glenn Schaeffer & Eric Olsen present and sign We Wanted to Be Writers
08/26/2011 7:00 pm
695 E. Colorado Blvd
This book is a rollicking and insightful blend of original interviews, commentary, advice, gossip, anecdotes, analyses, history, and asides with nearly thirty graduates and teachers at the now legendary Iowa Writers' Workshop between 1974 and 1978. Among the talents that emerged in those years were the younger versions of writers who became John Irving, Jane Smiley, T. C. Boyle, Michelle Huneven, Allan Gurganus, Sandra Cisneros, Jayne Anne Phillips, Jennie Fields, Joy Harjo, Joe Haldeman, and many others. It is chock full of insights and a treasure trove of inspiration for all writers, readers, history lovers, and anyone who ever "wanted to be a writer."