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Five outstanding books from 2016 about the food of the upper Midwest, from the Menominee tribe to classic supper clubs. “Good Seeds,” “In Winter’s Kitchen,” “Wisconsin Supper Clubs,” “Drink Like a Woman” and “Soil Sisters” make the grade. more

Dec 1, 2016 5:00 AM Books

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Library of Congress

While doing research in grad school, historian Mark Speltz became fascinated with the history of racial strife in the North. The result is a striking new book, “North of Dixie: Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South.” more

Nov 10, 2016 5:00 AM Books

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Michael Kienitz

Matthew Desmond, author of the year’s Go Big Read book “Evicted,” wants everyone to face poverty — and to hate it. more

Nov 2, 2016 12:46 PM Books

Michael Lenehan’s new book, “Much Ado: A Summer with a Repertory Theater Company,” feels like a loving yet clueless summer vacation essay. more

Oct 25, 2016 3:18 PM Books

Social commentator and founder of the influential literary journal n+1 Mark Greif is in Madison for the Wisconsin Book Festival. He stops at the Central Library on Oct. 22 to read from “Against Everything.” more

Oct 19, 2016 1:45 PM Books

Along with the weightier fare, the Wisconsin Book Festival is also teeming with authors of entertaining reads. Mike Popke previews his top picks for sports and recreation books — along with a few quirky additions. more

Oct 13, 2016 5:00 AM Books

From favorites Jane Hamilton and Jennifer Chiaverini to festival newbies, the Wisconsin Book Festival puts women authors center stage. more

Oct 13, 2016 5:00 AM Books

Bill Lueders takes a look at some serious authors tackling some weighty topics at this year’s Wisconsin Book Festival. more

Oct 13, 2016 5:00 AM Books

“Roughneck Grace,” Michael Perry’s new collection of essays, reminds readers of the wit and charm of the bestselling author and intermittent pig farmer. more

Oct 6, 2016 5:00 AM Books

Charles Monroe-Kane, producer of Wisconsin Public Radio’s “To the Best of Our Knowledge,” bares all in “Lithium Jesus,” his TMI memoir of excess and mental illness. more

Sep 15, 2016 5:00 AM Books

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