Book List in Order: 12 titles

  • The award-winning author of "The River Wife" returns with a multigenerational family saga set in the unforgiving Nebraska Sand Hills in the years following the massacre at Wounded Knee -- an ambitious tale of history, vengeance, race, guilt, betrayal...


  • From acclaimed novelist Jonis Agee, whom The New York Times Book Review called "a gifted poet of that dark lushness in the heart of the American landscape," The River Wife is a sweeping, panoramic story that ranges from the New Madrid earthquake of 1...


  • No one is better than Jonis Agee at capturing the bone-deep desire and big-eyed longing of a hardscrabble, small-town life. This major collection, highlighting Agee's astonishing literary achievements, includes powerful new stories and a comprehensiv...


  • Strange Angels tells the story of three siblings thrown together by the death of their father, Heywood Bennett. Forced to manage his sprawling prairie empire together, the Bennett children must find a way to get along despite their longstanding rival...


  • As the engines roar and the green flag waves, these stories tear across their rural landscape with the energy of a Winston Cup race. Like W.P. Kinsella's minor league ballplayers, Jonis Agee's drivers, pit crews, mechanics, and their families live in...


  • At seventeen, Ty Bonte has already learned some of life's harshest lessons. Abandoned by his mother after the accidental death of his beloved younger brother, Ty spends his days working on the family ranch with his violent, sadistic father and his ni...


  • Having left home at the age of sixteen, Moline returns to her small-town community in Missouri to take care of some simple family business, but upon her arrival, she sees that the town is nearing extinction and stays to save the family's land and hel...


  • If you want a book that allows you to sample the varied voices talking, singing, complaining, remembering, enduring, and loving in this heartland, you'll want to read the new Stiller's Pond.--St. Paul Pioneer Press Dispatch...


  • When Honey Parrish, a white woman from a town called Divinity, falls in love with the only Black man in town, a mystery from the town's past is unearthed and Honey must investigate not only the town's history but her own and that of her family...