Get Blackbird and support Cornell College.
In 1936, Cornell College professor Winifred Van Etten's book, I Am the Fox, won the Atlantic Monthly award for Best Fiction of the Year. For context, Margaret Mitchell's novel, Gone With the Wind, won second place. Nearly 90 years later, I Am the Fox is still available online and will soon be reprinted.
Professor Van Etten was my beloved professor, as she was for many of her students. Shortly before her death in May 1983, I traveled from California to Iowa to see her on Mother's Day. During our last conversation, I screwed up my courage and told this incredibly private person how much she meant to me. Blackbird is dedicated to her memory.
Oh yes! Back to your reasons for purchasing Blackbird:
- To honor Professor Van Etten. She dedicated her life to teaching, inspiring countless students like me.
- To support Cornell College. I'm donating 100% of the proceeds from book sales to Cornell College. Half will go to Foxden Press for the reprinting of Winifred's book. The other 50% will go to the general fund. Note: When ordering the paperback version, be sure to put code CC23 on the order so that we can track the purchase.
- To enjoy a good read. In her review, Cornell College Professor and Chair of English and Creative Writing Leslie Kathleen Hankins writes:
Make sure to put in code CC23 for tracking.
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