Dragonfly Books will host an evening with this year's All Iowa Reads author Thomas Maltman and his new book, “Little Wolves,” Thursday, April 24, at 7 p.m.

Set on the Minnesota prairie in the late 1980s, “Little Wolves” is a penetrating look at a town reeling from a heinous murder. 
Following the intertwining stories of a young pastor’s wife and a father searching for answers, Maltman teases apart the traditions, assumptions,and stories that make up small-town life. 

Weaving together elements of folklore and Norse mythology, “Little Wolves is a powerful murder mystery and a page-turning literary triumph.”
“Little Wolves” is the All Iowa Reads selection for 2014. Established in 2003 by the Iowa Center for the Book, the All Iowa Reads program encourages Iowans statewide to come together in their communities to read and talk about a single book to foster a sense of unity through reading. 

Libraries, book clubs, school and communities are encouraged to sponsor discussions and host events. 
Past All Iowa Reads selections have included “Driftless” by David Rhodes, “The Master Butchers Singing Club” by Louise Erdrich, and “Peace Like a River” by Leif Enger.

An MFA graduate from Minnesota State University, Mankato, Maltman’s essays, poetry and fiction have been published in many literary journals. 

His first novel, “The Night Birds,” won an Alex Award, a Spur Award and the Friends of American Writers Literary Award. 
In 2009 the American Library Association chose “The Night Birds” as an “Outstanding Book for the College Bound.” Maltman has taught for four years at Normandale Community College and lives in the Twin Cities area.  

“Little Wolves” is his second novel.

This event is sponsored by Dragonfly Books at 112 W. Water Street, Decorah and is free and open to the public.  
A reception with light refreshments will follow. 

To learn more about this and other events at Dragonfly Books, visit dragonflybooks.com, or contact the store at events@dragonflybooks.com or 563-382-4275.