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The Silent Waters

The Silent Waters
  • Author(s): Brittainy C Cherry
  • Location(s): Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): modern

Moments. Our lives are a collection of moments. Some utterly painful and full of yesterday’s hurts. Some beautifully hopeful and full of tomorrow’s promises. I’ve had many moments in my lifetime, moments that changed me, challenged me. Moments that...

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Vinegar Hill

Vinegar Hill
  • Author(s): A Manette Ansay
  • Location(s): Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 2000s

In a stark, troubling, yet ultimately triumphant celebration of self-determination, award-winning author A. Manette Ansay re-creates a stifling world of guilt and pain, and the tormented souls who inhabit it. It is 1972 when circumstance carries Ellen Grier and...

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Winter Prey

Winter Prey
  • Author(s): John Sandford
  • Location(s): Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): 1990s

Winter Prey is John Sandford’s suspense masterpiece!  Following the international success of Shadow Prey and Silent Prey, Winter Prey creates another heart-pounding chapter in the career of Lucas Davenport, the brilliant, hard-bitten detective from the Twin Cities. The Iceman...

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A Reliable Wife

A Reliable Wife
  • Author(s): Robert Goolrick
  • Location(s): St Louis, Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1909

He placed a notice in a Chicago paper, an advertisement for “a reliable wife.” She responded, saying that she was “a simple, honest woman.” She was, of course, anything but honest, and the only simple thing about her was...

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Heresy

Heresy
  • Author(s): S J Parris
  • Location(s): Oxford
  • Genre(s): Historical, Mystery
  • Era(s): 16th Century

Oxford, 1583. A place of learning. And murderous schemes. The country is rife with plots to assassinate Queen Elizabeth and return the realm to the Catholic faith. Giordano Bruno is recruited by the queen’s spymaster and sent undercover to...

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The Deepest South of All

The Deepest South of All
  • Author(s): Richard Grant
  • Location(s): Natchez
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): Various

Natchez, Mississippi, once had more millionaires per capita than anywhere else in America, and its wealth was built on slavery and cotton. Today it has the greatest concentration of antebellum mansions in the South, and a culture full of...

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A Map of the World

A Map of the World
  • Author(s): Jane Hamilton
  • Location(s): Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1990s

One unremarkable June morning, Alice Goodwin is, as usual, trying to keep in check both her temper and her tendency to blame herself for her family’s shortcomings. When the Goodwins took over the last dairy farm in the small...

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The Saint of Wolves and Butchers

The Saint of Wolves and Butchers
  • Author(s): Alex Grecian
  • Location(s): Kansas
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Spy
  • Era(s): Later 20th Century

Travis Roan and his dog, Bear, are hunters: They travel the world pursuing evildoers in order to bring them to justice. They have now come to Kansas on the trail of Rudolph Bormann, a Nazi doctor and concentration camp...

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Drowning Ruth

Drowning Ruth
  • Author(s): Christina Schwarz
  • Location(s): Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 2000s

In the winter of 1919, a young mother named Mathilda Neumann drowns beneath the ice of a rural Wisconsin lake. The shock of her death dramatically changes the lives of her daughter, troubled sister, and husband. . . ....

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Blankets

Blankets
  • Author(s): Craig Thompson
  • Location(s): Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 2000s

Wrapped in the landscape of a blustery Wisconsin winter, Blankets explores the sibling rivalry of two brothers growing up in the isolated country, and the budding romance of two coming-of-age lovers. A tale of security and discovery, of playfulness...

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