David RhodesDavid A.Rhodes - Author   


Meet David

As a young man, DAVID RHODES worked in fields, hospitals, and factories across Iowa, nurturing his love of reading along the way. After receiving an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in 1971, he published three novels in rapid succession: The Last Fair Deal Going Down (Atlantic/Little, Brown, 1972), The Easter House (Harper & Row, 1974), and Rock Island Line (Harper & Row, 1975). A motorcycle accident in 1976 left him paralyzed from the chest down, which brought a temporary halt to his publishing career. In 2008, he returned to publication with Driftless, which has been heralded as a critical success and the “best work of fiction to come out of the Midwest in many years” (Chicago Tribune). Rhodes lives with his wife, Edna, in rural Wisconsin.

Booksellers Praise for David Rhodes:

“I read a lot of literary fiction. I chew through it. But the thing about Rhodes is when somebody says, ‘Recommend to me a writer who knows how to write; where I can actually fall in love with the words, where I’m quoting the book,’ I know I can go to David Rhodes.”
—Chris Livingston, The Book Shelf, Winona, MN

“I love David Rhodes because he writes about the power of one person to change their world. Quietly changing your landscape for the better, it’s the best interpretation of American individualism. “
—Keri Rojas, Cornerstone Cottage, Hampton, IA

“David Rhodes shows how, in small communities, people have connections you don’t know about, and that one life can touch so many.”
—John Christensen, Arcadia Books, Spring Green, WI

“Rhodes builds a homecoming story around the good people of Words, Wisconsin. Be prepared for a wild ride! Oddballs and unlikely alliances are at the heart of this tale of love and risk and redemption.”
—Ann Woodbeck, Excelsior Bay Books, Excelsior, MN

Read about David on the publishers website