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Works

SISTER CITY (Coffeetown Press, 2021)

“In SISTER CITY Ian Woollen holds up a mirror between Indiana and the Yucatán, and the reflection is an imaginative, funny, compelling, and beautiful world. These are characters and stories, peoples and places, that stay with you because Ian Woollen is a storyteller and shaman, an enchanter of new forms of community and empathy, a novelist who has composed poetic consejo for our time.”

- Fred Arroyo, author of THE REGION OF LOST NAMES and WESTERN AVENUE AND OTHER FICTIONS

MUIR WOODS OR BUST (Coffeetown Press, 2017)

"Two wild westward odysseys intertwine, including, of course, Las Vegas (and a video game) as quests for family, fortune, and the famous drive our multiple heroes. Mr. Woollen simply refuses to be contained. This is an exuberant book."

- Ron Carlson, author of FIVE SKIES and THE SIGNAL

UNCLE ANTON'S ATOMIC BOMB (Coffeetown Press, 2014)

"UNCLE ANTON'S ATOMIC BOMB weaves its compelling narrative in personal, romantic, and historical threads from the Cold War to the present day, linking housewives and counter-spies, disgruntled fathers and rebellious sons, creating an indelible American tapestry."

- Dan Wakefield, author of GOING ALL THE WAY and NEW YORK IN THE FIFTIES