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  • New Book about ‘Nature’s Army’ in Wisconsin

    In his latest book, The Civilian Conservation Corps in Wisconsin: Nature’s Army at Work, prolific author Jerry Apps details the history of President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal program in Wisconsin. In the wake of the Great Depression, young men were left hungry and jobless until the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was established in 1933. Wisconsin’s […]

  • Southern Door Students at Great World Texts Student Conference

    At select high schools across the state, students have been studying renowned writer Jamaica Kincaid’s nonfiction narrative A Small Place, about life in Antigua – the Caribbean island where Kincaid spent her childhood. On April 8, these students – including some from Southern Door High School – will discuss A Small Place at the 15th annual Great […]

  • Bestseller List: March 29, 2019

    HARDCOVER FICTION1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens2. There There by Tommy Orange3. Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James4. Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid5. The River by Peter Heller HARDCOVER NONFICTION1. Educated by Tara Westover2. Becoming by Michelle Obama3. Women Rowing North by Mary Pipher4. Dreyer’s English by Benjamin […]

  • Bestseller List: March 22, 2019

    TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION1. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman2. The Huntress by Kate Quinn3. The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin4. The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff5. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION1. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah2. Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann3. White Fragility […]

  • Growing Kewaunee Readers

    GDuring National Library Week, April 7-13, the Kewaunee Public Library will introduce Growing Kewaunee Readers: a new initiative that features leveled reading challenges from birth to graduation to encourage reading in the community. Starting at a child’s birth, parents will read 100 books to the child before age two. Then their goals will be to […]

  • Bestseller List: March 15, 2019

    TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION 1. An American Marriage by Tayari Jones2. The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin3. The Friend by Sigrid Nunez4. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris5. Less by Andrew Sean Greer TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 1. Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann2. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah3. Go Ahead in the Rain […]

  • Justin Isherwood: What Is ‘Bitter Cold’?

    The weather reporter said, “Bitter cold, frigid cold, dangerously cold.” NPR characterized recent Midwest temperatures as “unbelievably cold.” I have a problem trusting a news source that refers to Wisconsin and Minnesota temperatures of -20 as “unbelievably cold.” Out of fairness, it did compare Duluth’s temperature to the daytime temperature on Mars, also at -20. […]

  • Book Club at Gibraltar School

    All book lovers are invited to join the Community Book Club in the community room of Gibraltar School on March 21, 6:30 pm. The group will be discussing The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead: an intense, beautiful and heartbreaking story that earned the Pulitzer in 2017. Take a snack to pass and a copy of […]

  • Write On Conference on Getting Published

    Write On, Door County has launched a new, two-day conference to help aspiring writers get their work into print. Award-winning authors, editors, publishers and agents will be among the many presenters at the Writing on the Door: Paths to Publication Conference, April 12-13. “Writing is hard, but getting published is even harder,” said Write On, […]

  • Bestseller List: March 8, 2019

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens2. Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James3. Devotions by Mary Oliver4. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles5. Circe by Madeline Miller HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. Educated by Tara Westover2. Becoming by Michelle Obama3. The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror […]

  • Book Club Anniversary

    The Pine Crest Book Club recently celebrated its eighth anniversary. Since the group’s first meeting in November 2010, it has met every third Tuesday of the month. Current members are Ann Jerdee, Helen VanAkkeren, Helen Jane Anschutz, Dianne Benishek, Delane Jome, Lorraine Bremer, Dorrie DeNoto and Jane Combs. The book club began when a Pine […]

  • Bestseller List: March 1, 2019

    TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION1. The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin2. Less by Andrew Sean Greer3. The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff4. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris5. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 1. Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann2. White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo3. Sapiens by […]

  • Bestseller List: Feb. 22, 2019

    HARDCOVER FICTION1. Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James2. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens3. There There by Tommy Orange4. Devotions by Mary Oliver5. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng HARDCOVER NONFICTION1. Educated by Tara Westover2. Becoming by Michelle Obama3. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo4. The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: […]

  • Catch Paperback Edition of Award-Winning ‘People of the Sturgeon’

    Just in time for Wisconsin’s annual sturgeon season (Feb. 9-24), the Wisconsin Historical Society Press has released a new paperback edition of its top-selling, award-winning fishing history, People of the Sturgeon: Wisconsin’s Love Affair with an Ancient Fish by Ronald Bruch, Kathleen Schmitt Kline and Frederick Binkowski. It features photos by the late Bob Rashid. […]

  • Announcing the 2019 Hal Prize Judges

    The Peninsula Pulse newspaper is pleased to announce the judges of the 2019 Hal Prize contest in poetry, prose and photography. They are photographer Tytia Habing; author, educator and artist Thomas Pecore Weso; poet Ira Sukrungruang; and novelist Cynthia Swanson. Conducted annually since 1998, the Peninsula Pulse’s Hal Prize seeks to encourage and honor artistic […]

  • Bestseller List: Feb. 15, 2019

    TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION 1. The Power by Naomi Alderman2. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris3. Less by Andrew Sean Greer4. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman5. The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 1. Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann2. White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo3. Code […]

  • ALA Announces 2019 Adult, Youth Award Winners

    The American Library Association (ALA) has announced the winners of this year’s Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction and the winners of this year’s ALA Youth Media Awards, including the Newbery and Caldecott Medals. The recipients were revealed at the association’s Midwinter Meeting, held January 25-29 in Seattle. The awards will be […]

  • Door County Reads Events

    All events are free and open to the public. Friday, Feb. 8• Writing Workshop: Food Traditions, 1-4 pmWrite On, Door County, 4177 Juddville Road, Fish CreekThis workshop, led by Kathleen Ernst, will help participants recall, record and celebrate food traditions from their family or community. It will include several writing activities designed to help capture […]

  • Find Your Path to Publication

    Write On, Door County to host conference for authors, editors, publishers Write On, Door County presents a two-day conference for aspiring writers who want to learn more about how to get their work into print. The Writing on the Door: Paths to Publication Conference takes place April 12-13 in Egg Harbor. Award-winning authors, editors, publishers […]

  • Bestseller List: Feb. 8, 2019

    HARDCOVER FICTION1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens2. There There by Tommy Orange3. Devotions by Mary Oliver4. The Current by Tim Johnston5. The Golden Tresses of the Dead by Alan Bradley HARDCOVER NONFICTION1. Becoming by Michelle Obama2. Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis3. The Library Book by Susan Orlean4. The Heartbeat of Wounded […]