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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.
Set in Danvers, Massachusetts, where the accusations began that led to the 1692 witch trials, the 1989 Danvers High School field hockey team will do anything to make it to state--even if it means tapping into devilishly dark powers.
Almost everything about Wallace, an introverted African-American transplant from Alabama, is at odds with the lakeside Midwestern university town where he is studying for a biochem degree.
The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it's not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it's everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities.
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