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Author Event: Bart Yates | The Language of Love and Loss

June 27, 2023


Iowa City author Bart Yates will give an author presentation, followed by a book signing, on Tuesday, June 27 at 7 pm at the Pulpit Rock Brewery Event Room at 207 College Dr., Decorah.  This event is sponsored by the Oneota Valley Literary Foundation, with support from Pulpit Rock Brewery. Book sales by Dragonfly Books.

What does “coming of age” mean in an era where 40 is the new 30? When adults are getting married, having kids, starting careers, and generally “finding themselves” much later than previous generations? Through humor and poignant storytelling, THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE AND LOSS by Bart Yates shows the story of one man’s everlasting journey as he continues to evolve through all stages of life.

THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE AND LOSS is a family dramedy about how past mistakes and bad choices can haunt you for years. Set twenty years after Yates’ Alex Award-winning novel LEAVE MYSELF BEHIND, the story follows thirty-seven-year-old Noah York and his complicated relationship with both his mother and the small-town community that he had hoped to escape. Readers who missed the previous novel will appreciate the heart of the book is the relationship between Noah and his mother, Virginia, and their close but exceedingly contentious bond.

Bart Yates is the Alex Award-winning author of novels including Leave Myself Behind, The Brothers Bishop, and The Third Hill North of Town, written as Noah Bly. He is also a musician, and plays clarinet, saxophone, and bass guitar. He lives in Iowa City, IA.

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