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Alan Linda a finalist for book award [UPDATED]

Published 9:32am Thursday, April 18, 2013 Updated 11:35am Thursday, April 18, 2013

Alan Linda, author of “The Prairie Spy: Who Shot the Dryer? And Other Stories From the Home Front,” is a finalist for the Midwest Book Awards: Humor category.

The awards are sponsored by the Midwest Independent Publishers Association (MIPA), made up of publishers from twelve Midwestern states. MIPA provides judges who are experts in specific fields and/or genres of writing and design.

Lindy has been writing his newspaper column, “The Prairie Spy” for more than 25 years; the collection in his book ranges from hilarious dialogs with talking appliances to poignant tales of his time in Vietnam. His look at small-town life delights those looking for humor in everyday living.

Lindy showcased his book to booksellers at the Heartland Fall Forum last October, and looks forward to the Midwest Book Awards Celebration May 8 at the Bloomington Center for the Arts.

More can be found about Lindy or his book at

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