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Former UW artist-in-residence Laura Anderson Barbata returns to Madison to talk about her new book documenting her quest to repatriate the remains of her countrywoman Julia Pastrana. more

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In a new book that has been adapted for the big screen, volleyball coach Kathy Bresnahan tells the true story of the team that goes on to win a state championship while grieving the loss of a teammate. more

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“Booze and Vinyl” pairs cocktails with classic albums. Sibling writers (and drink enthusiasts) Tenaya and André Darlington come up with a host of ideas for listening parties. more

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In “Flying at Night,” a distinctly Madison novel, an artist struggles to balance care for an elderly father and a son diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. more

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Martin Jenich

Madison’s busy poet laureate Oscar Mireles helps kick off National Poetry Month with a series of events at the Madison Public Library. more

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Chris Charles

Sagashus Levingston, author of the “Infamous Mothers” coffee table book, hosts a successful conference led by black women. She’s announced a forthcoming “Infamous Fathers” book, a pilot program for mothers and Infamous Mothers University. more

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Abigail Carlin

Madison ER doc Tom Miller pens an acclaimed debut novel, “The Philosopher’s Flight.” more

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“Say No Moor” is a mystery novel set among a group of retirees touring Cornwall, England. It’s Madison author Mary Holmes’ 11th mystery novel in the Passport to Peril series. more

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From Indian Mounds to lumberjacks to the Great Lakes, 2017 was a great year for Wisconsin authors and publishers. more

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Madison-based author Douglas Haynes tracks the effects of climate change on two Nicaraguan families in “Every Day We Live Is the Future,” an insightful and terrifying look at the impact of environmental change on the world’s vulnerable populations. more

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A new book from the Wisconsin Historical Society Press collects the writings and speeches of pioneering legislator and civil rights activist Lloyd Barbee. more

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Just in time for Halloween: University of Wisconsin Press releases a new edition of “Haunted Heartland.” It’s a collection of Midwestern paranormal tales from author Michael Norman. more

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Bill Lueders reviews two books inspired by Wisconsin’s natural beauty: “The Driftless Reader” and “Walking Home Ground: In the Footsteps of Muir, Leopold, and Derleth.” more

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Mary Dougherty sings the praises of Lake Superior cuisine. From the expected (whitefish) to the unexpected (pho), the recipes and photos are inspirational. more

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“Into the Mystic” is a nostalgic look at the music of the 1960s from Madison author Christopher Hill. more

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John Nichols’ 10th book, “Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse” profiles the “greedheads, blank-stare ideologues and partisan hacks” who populate Donald Trump’s White House. more

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Wisconsin author Michael Perry shows his writing chops in “Danger: Man Working,” an excellent new collection of essays from the Wisconsin Historical Society Press. more

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“Stark Plug Book.Com" is a new graphic novel from local artist and printmaker Steve Chappell. more

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Rick Bogle presents a mostly scholarly investigation of UW research and its attendant controversies. He argues that the scientific benefit of animal research, including the work of UW primate researcher Harry Harlow, has been wildly overstated. more

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It’s unclear when people started referring to the Wisconsin Capitol as the “people’s house” but a new book says the term can be traced back to a reference to the White House made during an 1827 debate. more

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