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Live from Prairie Lights | Patricia Bryan and Tom Wolf

Nov 7, 2022

07:00 PM

Prairie Lights Books

15 South Dubuque Street, Iowa City, IA 52240

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The Plea

Please join us for a reading and conversation with former Iowa Citians Patricia Bryan and Tom Wolf in celebration of the release of their book The Plea: The True Story of Young Wesley Elkins and His Struggle for Redemption (University of Iowa Press, 2022).

Patricia Bryan is a graduate of Carleton College and the University of Iowa College of Law. She has a Masters in Tax degree from NYU. Patricia practiced law in New York City for six years before accepting a position as a professor of law at the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1982. For the past four decades, Patricia has taught classes in Basic Tax, Corporate tax, and a seminar in Law and Literature. She and her husband, Thomas Wolf, are the co-authors of Midnight Assassin: A Murder in America’s Heartland and The Plea: The True Story of Wesley Elkins and His Struggle for Redemption. Patricia is also the co-editor of Her America: “A Jury of Her Peers” and Other Stories, a collection of short fiction by Susan Glaspell.

Thomas Wolf was born, raised, and educated in the Midwest. A graduate of Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois (1969), he later earned an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop (1975). Wolf is a two-time winner of the Doris Betts Fiction Prize. He is the co-author with Patricia L. Bryan of both Midnight Assassin: A Murder in America’s Heartland (2005) and The Plea: The True Story of Young Wesley Elkins and His Struggle for Redemption (July 2022). He is also the author of The Called Shot: Babe Ruth, the Chicago Cubs, and the Unforgettable Major League Baseball Season of 1932 (2020), which was named “Best Baseball Book of 2020” by Sports Collectors Digest.

Patricia and Tom live in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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