If This Isn’t Nice, What Is?
If This Isn’t Nice, What Is?
Vonnegut’s witty and wise advice delivered at college graduations and in his talks on receiving the Carl Sandburg Award, and to the Indiana Civil Liberties Union. A great gift for the college graduate, post graduate, and hopeful graduate!
The Story of Your Life
The Story of Your Life: Writing a Spiritual Autobiography
“What a wonderful book is Dan Wakefield’s The Story of Your Life. It will help many people to write their own spiritual autobiographies . . . And I suspect that many readers are going to want to take one of Wakefield’s workshops in writing your spiritual autobiorgaphy.
- Madeline L’Engle, author of A Wrinkle in Time
New York In The Fifties
New York in the Fifties
“A precise and moving recreation of a time and a place when the world seemed small and we knew everyone in it.”
- Joan Didion
Returning: A Spiritual Journey
Returning: A Spiritual Journey
The author’s return to church after years of post-collegiate atheism.
Going All The Way
Going All The Way
The Catcher in the Rye of the Midwest. . . Two young men come of age after returning to Indianapolis from The Korean War.
Under The Apple Tree
Under The Apple Tree: A WWII Home Front Novel
The “Home Front” in World War II through the eyes of 10-year-old boy whose older brother goes off to war and the girlfriend he leaves behind. The boy’s duty is to see that she doesn’t “sit under the apple tree” with anyone else.
Creating from the Spirit
Creating from the Spirit
“This book will stretch your mind and help you find the source of your own spiritual and creative powers.”
- The Yoga Journal
From the Blog of Dan Wakefield

Monday, November 9, 2015

Who would have dreamed that one of the brightest lights of Southern literature and a California writer of hard-boiled detective novels would become fast friends and establish a loving relationship for the rest of their lives? That’s what happened when Eudora Welty, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, and Ross Macdonald, winner of multiple Edgar awards for best mystery novel and a Grand Master of Mystery Writing, accidentally met at The Algonquin Hotel after exchanging fan letters for their books. They regretted they lived so far apart – she in Jackson, Mississippi, and he in Santa Barbara, California. Macdonald wrote...

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Monday, November 23 - 7pm @ Indy Reads Books

Dan Wakefield will talk about the making of the film "Pull My Daisy" and the generation of writers and artists who made an American cultural revolution, the prelude to the Sixties.

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