Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce - Event Information

Event Name:Amy Weldon @ Dragonfly Books: ELDORADO, IOWA
Event Type(s):Member Event

Dragonfly Books welcomes Luther College professor of English Amy Weldon for an author talk featuring her debut novel, Eldorado, Iowa. Weldon will talk about writing her book and sign books on Monday, September 9 at 7:00 p.m. at Dragonfly Books.

Weldon’s novel features a young physician’s wife, Sarah Archer, who in 1875 is settling into a new life on the Iowa frontier while expecting her first child. A survivor of the Civil War, she wrestles with troubling memories of her childhood on her family’s Alabama plantation, including her father’s suicide, her brother’s death, and the deprivations and dangers of war. Exploring the ties of love, anger, silence, and misunderstanding between women, the novel asks: how do we grow through and beyond what we think we know of our pasts in order to discover our true homes, our true lives, and our true paths into the future?

An Alabama native, Amy Weldon is professor of English at Luther College and the author of The Hands-On Life: How to Wake Yourself Up and Save the World (Cascade Books, 2018) and The Writer’s Eye: Observation and Inspiration for Creative Writers (Bloomsbury, 2018). Eldorado, Iowa (Bowen Press) is her first novel.

Everyone is invited to join Dragonfly Books for this free event on Monday, September 9 at 7:00 p.m. If you can't attend but would like a book, please call Dragonfly Books at 563-382-4275 to reserve a copy and have it autographed for you.    

Event Date:9/9/2019
Event Time:7:00 PM
Location:Dragonfly Books
112 W. Water St
Decorah, IA 52101

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Contact Person:Karla Brown, Dragonfly Books event coordinator
(phone: 5633824275)
Details:This event is sponsored by Dragonfly Books at 112 W. Water St., Decorah and is free and open to the public. To learn more about this and other events at Dragonfly Books, please visit, or contact us at or 563-382-4275.
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