Amy Pendino

“A tree in rural Iowa bears witness to generations of human experience and deadly secrets.” This same tree seemingly holds a curse--unexplainable things happen to people who try to remove the tree.  Amy Pendino’s debut novel is The Witness Tree --it’s the story of two women, generations apart, and the mystery behind how each are connected to this tree and its curse. Amy is a Minnesota writer, she’s been published in several regional magazines, she taught middle school English for many years, but now she’s traded the classroom for horses and pastures, and writing full time.

What We're Reading, December 2019

Dec 23, 2019

Author Tom Clavin's new book All Blood Runs Red: The legendary life of Eugene Bullard; Minnesota writer, Amy Pendino and her debut novel -- a mystery set in the farmlands of Iowa, it’s called The Witness tree; we’ll get a top three books list from one of our community members, Jordan Shearer from Bemidji will tell us about his favorite coming of age books; critically acclaimed writer, Dave Eggers has a new book out, it’s a scathing satire on contemporary American politics, The Captain and the Glory; And we’ll hear your stories about getting or giving books as gifts.