June 25, 2021

Author Jonathan Heaslet to visit OPL

The Osceola Public Library Book Club announced that their guest at a meeting on April 13 will be Jonathan Heaslet, author of a newly released book ‘Hawks Nest Chronicles- Good News From Osceola’.

Mr. Heaslet is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Iowa and Eden Theological Seminary. He is a retired minister in the United Church of Christ having served two congregations in the Midwest.

His book, a novel in sixteen short stories, began as sermons on difficult subjects. “Folks told me they got more out of my stories than my preaching,” said Heaslet. “So, I figured if Jesus was a storyteller, I would try to imitate him.” Following retirement he reframed his sermons into a collection of short stories.

‘Hawks Nest Chronicles’ is available from Amazon in softcover and Kindle editions or from Pageturners Bookstore 101 East Salem Avenue in Indianola.

The book club will meet Tuesday evening, April 13 at 6:30 p.m. by Zoom. To join the discussion, contact Lonna McDonough at the Osceola Public Library (641 342-2237 or osceolapubliclibrary@gmail.com).