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Author Nino Cipri brings an experimental approach and a macabre sensibility to a book of short stories, “Homesick.” Read more

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Union organizer turned author Jane McAlevey lays out a strong case for how organized labor can save democracy in her forthcoming book, “A Collective Bargain: Unions, Organizing, and the Fight for Democracy.” Read more

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C. Daniel Dawson

Maxine Gordon, widow of the towering jazz figure Dexter Gordon, visits Madison with a new biography and several events to honor the sax player’s legacy. Read more

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Tim Samuelson

The architect Frank Lloyd Wright lived an unconventional life. And Paul Hendrickson’s new biography, “Plagued by Fire,” takes an unconventional approach, reading like a thriller. Read more

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From a gay Olympian to a witch’s memoir, this year’s Wisconsin Book Festival features a diverse roster of authors, including many hometown — and home state — standouts. Read more

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On a months-long journey in motorized canoes John Hildebrand, one of Wisconsin’s finest nature writers, seeks to explore Wisconsin and understand its divided people. Read more

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Marie Arana, who visits the Central Library for the 2019 Wisconsin Book Festival, takes a personal approach to examining the history of Latin America in “Silver, Sword & Stone.” Read more

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“Ojibwe, Activist, Priest: The Life of Philip Bergin Gordon, Tibishkogijik” is a scholarly book that presents a dry account of a remarkable life. Read more

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The Wisconsin Historical Society Press releases “Rebel Poet: More Stories from a 21st Century Indian,” a second volume from the brilliant Louis V. Clark III (Two Shoes), a poet from the Oneida Nation. Read more

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Carolyn Fath Ashby

Author Doug Hoverson delved into primary source material in writing "The Drink that Made Wisconsin Famous: Beer and Brewing in the Badger State." It’s an encyclopedia of the state’s brewing history. Read more

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Mark Hertzberg

Back before the scandals and the fame, Frank Lloyd Wright designed “cottages” on Delavan Lake. A new book looks at the legacy of Penwern, a whimsical example of the architect’s early work. Read more

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Ya-Ling Tsai

Addiction, sex trafficking and murder are all themes in John Galligan’s absorbing yet brutal new novel, “Bad Axe County.” Read more

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“The Astronaut Who Painted the Moon: The True Story of Alan Bean” is a picture book by former Isthmus editor Dean Robbins, who got a chance to collaborate with one of his childhood heroes. Read more

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The Book Deal

The Book Deal is a used bookstore with heart. With a mission of fostering literacy, it gives away books to schools and other organizations, as well as maintains a brick-and-mortar store off the Beltline. Read more

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Althea Dotzour

Women are constantly criticized for how they sound. Their voices are shrill, harsh, grating. The list goes on. Veronica Rueckert has a new book out on the phenomenon. Read more

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The Stonewall riots turn 50 this year. But gay liberation was in play years before — even in Wisconsin — as a new book by Dick Wagner chronicles. Read more

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Dean Strang, the attorney who became a star after Netflix released “Making a Murderer,” has a new book out with UW Press. He looks at the history of how the government crushed the Industrial Workers of the World. Read more

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Carolyn Fath Ashby

Prairie Unitarian Universalist Society celebrates a golden anniversary with a 996-page history. Read more

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Prolific Wisconsin author Jerry Apps does it again. He’s got a new account of the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. Read more

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Double mystery: "Death by the Bay" and "The Dead of Achill Island" are two sharp new thrillers written by Wisconsin authors. Read more

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