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Comet Weather

Comet Weather
  • Author(s): Liz Williams
  • Location(s): Somerset
  • Genre(s): Fantasy
  • Era(s): Contemporary

A contemporary fantasy novel set in rural Somerset, near Glastonbury. Beautifully written and full of wonderful characters, with a rich sense of place.

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The Wood Wife

The Wood Wife
  • Author(s): Terri Windling
  • Location(s): Arizona, Tucson
  • Genre(s): Fantasy
  • Era(s): 1990s

A magical realist novel set in the Rincon Mountains of Tucson, Arizona, involing poetry, art and the mythic spirits of the desert. (I bought my copy in the shop of the Tucson Desert Museum.) The author has won 9...

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Scotland Beyond the Bagpipes

Scotland Beyond the Bagpipes
  • Author(s): Helen Ochyra
  • Location(s): Scotland
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): 2017

Like so many people who live south of the border in England, Helen thought that she knew all about Scotland. It was a part of Britain after all, a place that was surely more the same than it was...

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A Whisper and a Wish

A Whisper and a Wish
  • Author(s): Robin Jones Gunn
  • Location(s): California, Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1980s

Teens across the nation have made this series from Robin Jones Gunn a bestseller! Readers can find out for themselves why the series is so popular as they, too, become friends with Christy Miller. She becomes the perfect role...

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Wisconsin Death Trip

Wisconsin Death Trip
  • Author(s): Michael Lesy
  • Location(s): Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction, Photography
  • Era(s): 1890-1910

First published in 1973, this remarkable book about life in a small turn-of-the-century Wisconsin town has become a cult classic. Lesy has collected and arranged photographs taken between 1890 and 1910 by a Black River Falls photographer, Charles Van...

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If You Could See Me Now

If You Could See Me Now
  • Author(s): Peter Straub
  • Location(s): Wyoming
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery
  • Era(s): 1970s onwards

One summer night, a boy and his beautiful cousin plunge naked into the moonlit waters of a rural quarry. Twenty years later, the boy, now grown, flees the wreckage of his life and returns to Arden, Wisconsin, in search...

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The Elegant Gathering of White Snows

The Elegant Gathering of White Snows
  • Author(s): Kris Radish
  • Location(s): Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 2000s

Just after midnight in a small town in Wisconsin, eight women begin walking together down a rural highway. Career women, housewives, mothers, divorcées, and one ex–prom queen, they are close friends who have been meeting every Thursday night for...

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The Long Road Home

The Long Road Home
  • Author(s): Lori Wick
  • Location(s): Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1990s

“She can’t be dead!” the young pastor cried as he looked down at the still, white face of his new bride. Blinded by bitterness, Paul Cameron leaves his church and flees to a logging camp deep in the north...

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Keeping the House

Keeping the House
  • Author(s): Ellen Baker
  • Location(s): Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1950s back to WW1 and WW2

Set in the conformist 1950s and reaching back to span two world wars, Ellen Baker’ s superb novel is the story of a newlywed who falls in love with a grand abandoned house and begins to unravel dark secrets...

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Winter’s Secret

Winter’s Secret
  • Author(s): Lyn Cote
  • Location(s): Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): early 2000s

Book 1 in series, Followed by Autumn’s Shadow, Summer’s End, Spring’s Storm, Mistletoe and Sage and Loving Winter Romance and mystery in a small Wisconsin town during a record-breaking snowy winter. Smashed heirlooms, ripped upholstery and rifled drawers–who is...

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