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  • 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 […]

  • Write On Offers Free Workshops to Inspire a Love of Writing

    Write On, Door County presents a variety of special offerings to inspire people of all ages to discover — and fall in love with — writing. Sessions include a program on writing about food traditions and a one-day mini-conference on writing about the natural world. On Feb. 8, Kathleen Ernst will lead “Food Traditions: Remembering […]

  • Ski for Free and More at Crossroads

    On Feb. 8, 2 pm, a screening of the documentary All Washed Up in the Collins Learning Center of Crossroads at Big Creek will examine how a couple of small, invasive mussels exacerbated our cladophora problem. Ski for Free will be offered Feb. 9 and 10, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm. The program lends, free […]

  • ALA Announces 2019 Adult and 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 […]

  • A Community Creating Waves Together

    Door County Reads 2019 ScheduleThe 12th season of Door County Reads, presented by the Door County Library, begins Feb. 3 with a kickoff event at Birch Creek Music Performance Center. During Door County Reads, two books take center stage during the month of February. This year’s selections are The Death and Life of the Great […]

  • Bestseller List: Feb. 1, 2019

    TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION1. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris2. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman3. The Power by Naomi Alderman4. Milkman by Anna Burns5. Tangerine by Christine Mangan TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION1. Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann2. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari3. White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo4. Braiding Sweetgrass by […]

  • ‘Great Lakes Chronicle’ Tells the Story of Coastal Wisconsin

    The Wisconsin Historical Society Press helped celebrate last year’s 40th anniversary of the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program with the publication of a book of essays celebrating the state’s coastlines. Called Great Lakes Chronicle:  Essays on Coastal Wisconsin, it includes essays written by a wide variety of contributors – including quite a few Door County residents […]

  • On Crows

    It is said among farmers that crows can read your mind. Something about their manner, their dark eye, I once had a crow, more precisely she had me. I had found her in a snowy field one winter evening, broken wing. Not the first bird or wounded creature this farmboy found. Most struggled to get […]

  • Bestseller List: Jan. 18, 2019

    TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION1. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris2. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman3. Milkman by Anna Burns4. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee5. Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION1. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari2. Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann3. We Were Eight […]

  • Review: ‘The Death and Life of the Great Lakes’

    The Death and Life of the Great Lakes, by Dan Egan, 384 pages, W.W. Norton & Company, 2017 Dan Egan first became interested in water pollution during his childhood in the Green Bay area, when the Fox River was too polluted for swimming. After college he moved to Milwaukee and became a prize-winning reporter for […]

  • Bestseller List: Jan. 11, 2019

    HARDCOVER FICTION1. Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver2. Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny3. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens4. Fire & Blood by George R. R. Martin, Doug Wheatley (Illus.)5. There There by Tommy Orange HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. Becoming by Michelle Obama2. Educated by Tara Westover3. Whose Boat Is This Boat? by the staff […]

  • Bestseller List: Jan. 4, 2019

    HARDCOVER FICTION1. Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny2. There There by Tommy Orange3. Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver4. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles5. Virgil Wander by Leif Enger HARDCOVER NONFICTION1. Becoming by Michelle Obama2. Educated by Tara Westover3. The Library Book by Susan Orlean4. Almost Everything by Anne Lamott5. The Great Minnesota Cookie […]

  • Announcing the 2019 Hal Prize Contest

    The Peninsula Pulse newspaper proudly presents the 2019 Hal Prize. Conducted annually since 1998, the mission of the Peninsula Pulse’s Hal Prize is to encourage and appreciate artistic expression through various literary forms and photography. The contest has showcased works from individuals of all ages and backgrounds — novice writers and photographers to professionals. The […]

  • Bestseller List: Dec. 28, 2018

    TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION 1. Hope Never Dies by Andrew Shaffer 2. Less by Andrew Sean Greer 3. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris 4. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman 5. Milkman by Anna Burns TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 1. Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann 2. Sapiens by Yuval Noah […]

  • Two Authors, Engaging Activities for Door County Reads 2019

    After you pick up your copy of one — or both — of the 2019 Door County Reads selections, the next step is filling your calendar will stimulating events to attend. The two selections are The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Dan Egan, and Wintering by Peter Geye. […]