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  • Bestseller List: Dec. 14, 2018

    TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION 1. Hope Never Dies by Andrew Shaffer 2. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman 3. Less by Andrew Sean Greer 4. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris 5. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 1. Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann 2. My Own […]

  • Bestseller List: Dec. 7, 2018

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver 2. Virgil Wander by Leif Enger 3. Fire & Blood by George R. R. Martin, Doug Wheatley (Illus.) 4. The Reckoning by John Grisham 5. The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. Becoming by Michelle Obama 2. Whose Boat Is This Boat?: Comments That Don’t […]

  • Gift Ideas for Bibliophiles

    The mistletoe is hung, and so are the garlands, ornaments, window decorations and lights. You’d be ready for the holidays, too, if you weren’t hung up on a gift for that one certain person. Now what? Now head to the nearest bookstore with this column in-hand, and look for one of these great books.   […]

  • Bestseller List: Nov. 30, 2018

    PAPERBACK FICTION 1. Less by Andrew Sean Greer Hope Never Dies by Andrew Shaffer Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan PAPERBACK NONFICTION 1. Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari On Tyranny by Timothy […]

  • Bestseller List: Nov. 23, 2018

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver 2. Past Tense by Lee Child 3. The Reckoning by John Grisham 4. The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa 5. Elevation by Stephen King HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. Whose Boat Is This Boat?: Comments That Don’t Help in the Aftermath of a Hurricane by The Staff of The […]

  • Skalka to Discuss Work at Novel Bay Booksellers

    Meet author Patricia Skalka at Novel Bay Booksellers on Dec. 7, 6 pm. Skalka has written four novels that take place in Door County. Each features her fictional character Sheriff Dave Cubiak investigating and solving crimes. Beginning with Death Stalks Door County through her most recent book, Death Rides The Ferry, Skalka has established herself […]

  • Friends of Door County Libraries’ 2018 Holiday Book Sale

    The Friends of Door County Libraries’ Annual Holiday Book Sale is scheduled for Dec. 1, 9 am–2 pm. Held in the Mel Madel Friends Room at the Sturgeon Bay Library, this event offers a chance to find gifts for all the book-lovers on your list. Throughout the year, volunteers cull the hundreds of gift-worthy books […]

  • New Standalone Romance from Local Author

    Door County resident Katherine Hastings released her new book, A War Within, on Nov. 7. The historical romance novel is the second released for Hastings in 2018, preceded by her first novel, In the Assassin’s Arms. A War Within is a historical romance novel set in France during World War I. Unlike her first book, […]

  • Spooky (And Not So Spooky) Halloween Books for Kids

    Halloween is a holiday for children. Adults may try to get in on the fun by throwing masquerade parties, but children — their candy, costumes, and trick-or-treating adventures — make Halloween what it is. And for parents who worry about sugar overdoses, a charming Halloween picture book might be the perfect low-calorie treat. The Spooky […]

  • Review: The Dark Decent of Elizabeth Frankenstein

    Your future was laid out before. It’s all set. You have plans and a method to execute them. Each step of your journey will progress in order, just as it’s meant to be, and any bumps in the road will be dealt with accordingly. As in The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White, […]

  • Lauter to Read from New Chapbook

    At the Oct. 10 Dickinson Poetry Series program, Estella Lauter will read from her new chapbook, You Never Said. We Didn’t Ask, published by Finishing Line Press in May. In it, the poet speaks to one former World War I soldier who, like many others, said almost nothing about that life-changing experience. As the book reconstructs […]

  • Hal Prize for Fiction, 1st Place: Saving Stobs

    Judge’s Comments “Fierce and determined girls are not, as the media might have us believe, a recent development. I’ve known them all my life. In this original and wonderfully developed story, a sweet grandpa pushes his young granddaughter to persist in the face of difficulty. Given the chance she needs, Ruth Ann shows that all […]

  • 2018 Hal Prize Poetry, Prose, and Photography Winners

    Many creative endeavors begin with bravery and hope. The Hal Prize is no different. For me, the contest always starts with the bravery and hope of submitters. It takes bravery for writers and photographers – both experienced and amateur – to offer up their work for critique and judgment. When you create something, you show […]

  • Peter Sloma: Fish Creek’s Resident ‘Generalist’

    A decade ago, with the advent of e-books, prognosticators predicted the end of the printed book. And for a time it looked like the predictions might be correct; but after a rapid rise in sales through 2013, e-book sales have since leveled off. Indeed, the number of printed titles being published each year from established […]

  • Washington Island Lit Fest Announces Author Slate

    The Washington Island Literary Festival Committee announced the festival’s 2018 slate of authors who reflect the festival’s theme of “Words on Water.” The 6th Annual Festival will be held Sept. 13-16 at the Trueblood Performing Arts Center and various locations throughout the island. “All of the authors invited to this year’s festival have made clean […]

  • Review: ‘You Never Said. We Didn’t Ask: A Legacy from World War I’

    by Thomas Davis   She is reading her poetry on the second Wednesday of the month at Ephraim’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. White haired, intense, with a clear voice honed by decades of teaching college English students, Estella Lauter is not only performing for the assembled Door County poets, but is also teaching – just in […]

  • The Bestseller List: July 13, 2018

    HARDCOVER FICTION The President Is Missing by Bill Clinton There There by Tommy Orange A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles Warlight by Michael Ondaatje The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah HARDCOVER NONFICTION Calypso by David Sedaris Educated by Tara Westover The World as It Is by Ben Rhodes How to Change Your Mind by […]

  • New Novel from Door County Author

    Door County native Katherine Hastings celebrates the release of her first romance novel on July 10. The historical romance titled In the Assassin’s Arms: Daggers of Desire is the first book in a series of historical romance novels to be released by Fiery Seas Publishing. This first book in the Daggers of Desire series is […]

  • Questions & Authors: Cynthia Swanson

    The Glass Forest, the second novel from bestselling author Cynthia Swanson, opens on the water of North Bay in Baileys Harbor, circa 1960. The protagonist, Angie Glass, is taking her infant son out in a canoe for an early morning autumn paddle. It’s the most calm moment in the novel. Past the first page, the […]

  • The Bestseller List: June 8, 2018

    TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION 1. Less by Andrew Sean Greer 2. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood 3. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee 4. Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward 5. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 1. Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann 2. Evicted by Matthew Desmond 3. Hillbilly […]