Sixty-Something and Flying Solo: A Retiree Sorts it Out in Iowa-Marian Mathews Clark

  • Title: Sixty-Something and Flying Solo: A Retiree Sorts it Out in Iowa
  • Author: Marian Mathews Clark
  • Released: 2013-09-06
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  • Pages: 164
  • ISBN: 1492173088
  • ISBN13: 978-1492173083
  • ASIN: 1492173088


About the Author Marian Mathews Clark grew up among lumberjacks in Mist, Oregon, then hopped the train to Iowa to attend her mother’s alma mater, Graceland College. In the ensuing years she’s ironed costumes for Polynesian dancers at the Calgary Stampede, capped perfume bottles in Coty’s factory in New York, attended The Iowa Writers’ Workshop, been stranded on Loveland Pass during a blizzard, refused to sunbathe naked in Tahiti, tried to shear a sheep in Australia and listened to hundreds of college kids’ dilemmas during her twenty-four-year stint as an Academic Advisor at The University of Iowa. She’s buried her parents, her marriage, and several unwieldy relationships but remains open to love that continues to pop up in the strangest of places. In 1987 she won the Iowa Art Council’s first place Fiction Award for her story, “Houseboats and Peacock Feathers.” Other stories have appeared in The Sun and Story magazines, and her essays have been anthologized in Daring to Repair and Dutiful Daughters. pdf
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