Four misfits embark on an epic road trip through Mexico’s drug cartel country in “The Hemingway Thief,” a strong debut novel from Sauk County author Shaun Harris. more »

Jul 28, 2016 5:00 AM Books

“Wisconsin on the Air” is a new book from Jack Mitchell, longtime director of Wisconsin Public Radio. He recounts the century-long experiment with building a broadcasting network to express the mission of the Wisconsin Idea. more »

Jul 28, 2016 5:00 AM Books


Quince Mountain

Blair Braverman’s riveting memoir, “Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube,” is the story of a young woman’s love affair with the north. The intrepid author’s adventures take her to Norway and to an Alaskan glacier, where she works as a dogsled guide. more »

Jul 21, 2016 5:00 AM Books


James Campbell

It’s as much about parenting as it is about adventure when author James Campbell leads his teenage daughter Aidan into the Alaskan wilderness. His new book, “Braving It,” tells the transformative tale. more »

Jul 7, 2016 5:00 AM Books

Taking care of others takes its toll in “I Like You Just Fine When You’re Not Around,” an insightful new novel from Stoughton-based author Ann Garvin that looks at the travails of caregivers. more »

Jun 16, 2016 5:00 AM Books


Laura Zastrow

A healthy market for independent bookstores is good news for the potential sale of A Room of One’s Own. The agent fielding inquiries reports that interest has been brisk since the current owners announced they are looking to sell. more »

Jun 7, 2016 2:45 PM Books

On May 24, Madison’s poet laureate, Oscar Mireles, announced the winners of the Madison Metro Bus Lines Poetry Project. more »

Jun 2, 2016 12:00 PM Books

Pamela Phillips Olson began as a mealtime volunteer at Temple Beth El. From there, she began to collect stories from Madison elders, culminating in a new book, “Lechayim Lunch.” more »

Jun 2, 2016 5:00 AM Books 1 Comments

Did you know Appleton had Wisconsin’s second-largest Jewish population in the late 1800s? Sheila Terman Cohen’s new book, “Jews in Wisconsin,” will enlighten you about the history of one of the state’s least visible groups. more »

May 26, 2016 5:00 AM Books

When Scott Dikkers, founding editor of “The Onion,” began writing a satirical take on a Donald Trump presidency, publishers wouldn’t touch it — nobody believed his candidacy would last. Now Trump is the presumptive GOP nominee. more »

May 19, 2016 5:00 AM Books 1 Comments


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