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Wisconsin Author (Madison College instructor)
A record heat wave suffocates remote rural Wisconsin as the local sheriff tracks down a killer hidden in the depths of the community in this atmospheric mystery.
2021 National Book Award Winner
The stories of an African American author out on a cross-country publicity tour to promote his novel, a young Black boy named Soot living in a rural town in the recent past, and a possibly imaginary child named The Kid all converge.
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of All the Light We Cannot See, Cloud Cuckoo Land is set in Constantinople in the fifteenth century, in a small town in present-day Idaho, and on an interstellar ship decades from now.
In 1945 sixteen-year-old ruffian Milo Egerson is shipped to his great-uncle Ham's farm in rural northwestern Wisconsin, where he has to deal with his his just-released from prison stepfather.
Cast out of the royal court by Eleanor of Aquitaine, deemed too coarse and rough-hewn for marriage or courtly life, seventeen-year-old Marie de France is sent to England to be the new prioress of an impoverished abbey, its nuns on the brink of starvation and beset by disease.
Samuel Sooleymon gets the chance of a lifetime: a trip to the United States with his South Sudanese teammates to play in a showcase basketball tournament. During the tournament, Samuel receives news from home: A civil war is raging across South Sudan, and rebel troops have ransacked his village.