When David Rhodes burst onto the American literary scene in the seventies, he was hailed as a “brilliant visionary” (John Gardner), and compared to Sherwood Anderson. With Driftless, “the best work of fiction to come out of the Midwest in many years” (Alan Cheuse), Rhodes brought Words, Wisconsin, to life in a way that resonated with readers across America. Now, with Jewelweed, this beloved author returns to the Driftless Region, and introduces a cast of characters who all find themselves struggling to find a new sense of belonging in the present moment—sometimes with the help of peach preserves or mashed potato pie.
Rich with a sense of empathy and wonder, Jewelweed offers a vision in which the ordinary becomes mythical, and the seemingly mundane is transformed into revelatory beauty.
WDRT Page Turner Radio
Pageturner Radio airs Monday–Friday around 8:20 A.M. on WDRT Viroqua, 91.9FM, online at wdrt.org, and on Vernon Communications Cable TV Channel 17.