A journalist and writer for four decades, Lance Ringel has penned five novels and three plays. At Vassar College, where he has worked for 14 years, he served as principal writer for Vassar Voices, a staged reading honoring the college’s sesquicentennial. It debuted at Lincoln Center, starring Meryl Streep, Lisa Kudrow and Frances Sternhagen and subsequently toured America and London. Ringel also wrote the narrative for At Home in the World, a music-and-words collaboration directed by John Caird that recently played across Japan. Ringel has had an impressive career in politics as well, serving as Assistant Commissioner of Human Rights under New York Governor Mario Cuomo. A native of central Illinois, Ringel currently resides in Poughkeepsie, New York, with his spouse of 37 years, actor-composer Chuck Muckle. Flower of Iowa is his first published work.
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Flower of Iowa
by Lance Ringel
Flower of Iowa takes place against the turbulent backdrop of 1918 France. During the final months of World War I, young American Tommy Flowers must navigate the challenges of life in the trenches and his unexpected attraction to British soldier David Pearson. "Accomplished, touching historical fiction" with "a remarkable amount of flavor and detail" and "a compelling love story" - Kirkus Reviews
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