Book Shop to host Postville book signing with authors Grey, Devlin and Goldsmith Sept. 17

Sept. 3, 2009

The Luther College Book Shop will host a book signing session Thursday, Sept. 17, 9:30-11 a.m. with authors Mark Grey, Michelle Devlin and Aaron Goldsmith.

The authors will sign copies of their book, “Postville, USA: Surviving Diversity in Small-Town America,” scheduled to publish in September.

KDEC’s “Our Town” will broadcast from the Luther Book Shop at 8:30 a.m. Tune in to AM 1240 for conversations with the authors.

Located on the main level of Dahl Centennial Union on the Luther campus, the Book Shop invites the community to stop in, visit with the authors and have copies of their book signed.

Books are available for purchase in the Luther Book Shop for $14.95.

“Postville, USA” is an inside view of a rural Iowa town torn apart by greed, failed immigration policy and a misguided view of diversity.

Grey, professor of anthropology at the University of Northern Iowa, is the founder and director of the Iowa Center for Immigrant Leadership and Integration (ICILI), an award-winning organization providing training to communities, organizations and employers on immigrant and refugee issues.

Devlin, professor of public health at the University of Northern Iowa, is director of the Iowa Center on Health Disparities, funded by the National Institutes of Health, and has more than 25 years experience working with public agencies, corporations and government organizations addressing refugee, at-risk and minority issues.

Goldsmith is president of Transfer Master Products, Inc., a manufacturer of custom hospital beds in Postville. He was granted a rabbinical degree by Yeshiva Tomchei Tmimim in Kfar Chabad, Israel. Goldsmith was appointed councilman to the City of Postville in 2001 and subsequently won election.

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Cover of 'Postville USA'