A novel by M. Molly Backes

What does it mean to do wrong, when no one punishes you? A smart and unflinching look at friendship, the nature of entitlement, and growing up in the heartland.

“With its fast, sharp dialogue, fresh humor, and passages so lovely you’ve just got to read them again, The Princesses of Iowa is a winner. Pass a crown to newcomer M. Molly Backes.”

— Deb Caletti
(author of National Book Award Finalist Honey, Baby, Sweetheart)

About Molly

Molly and her greyhound, Zia

M. Molly Backes is the Assistant Director of StoryStudio Chicago and the author of The Princesses of Iowa (Candlewick, 2012). She lives in Chicago with her family.

You can follow her on Twitter, friend her on Facebook, see her in person or check out all her other writings.

Upcoming Appearances

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