Category: Nonfiction

  • Lindsay Lohan Meets Audio Noir

    Classic film noir and modern-day audio podcasts don’t sound like a likely combination, but to Alex Genty-Waksberg, it was a natural path to explore, and one that began to take its own shape throughout the process. This project is called Lindsay: A Radio Play, heavily inspired by 1998’s The Parent Trap with Lindsay Lohan. The […]

  • Bestseller List: May 10, 2019

    HARDCOVER FICTION1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens2. Neon Prey by John Sandford3. Normal People by Sally Rooney4. Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly5. Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James HARDCOVER NONFICTION1. The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life by David Brooks2. Educated by Tara Westover3. Becoming by Michelle Obama4. Nanaville: […]

  • Write On, Door County Family Events

    Write On, Door County is presenting two free, family-friendly events during which children and adults will learn about the process of writing books, may ask questions and can have their books signed. On May 13, 6-8 pm, Miranda and Baptiste Paul will present a program – outdoors, in part, weather permitting – with farmer and environmentalist […]

  • Q&A with the 2019 Hal Prize Judges

    We had the opportunity to talk with the 2019 judges for the Hal Prize in Literature and Photography – Tytia Habing (photography), Cynthia Swanson (fiction), Ira Sukrungruang (poetry) and Thomas Pecore Weso (nonfiction) – about their art. Peninsula Pulse (PP): When did you know you wanted to be a writer or photographer? Cynthia Swanson (CS): I […]

  • Bestseller List: May 3, 2019

    TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION1. The Overstory by Richard Powers2. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles3. Washington Black by Esi Edugyan4. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris5. The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION1. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah2. Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer3. This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life […]

  • May Book Club Meetings

    May 7Winter Book Club, reading The Rent Collector by Camron Wright, Ephraim Library, 10:30 am.Multicultural Book Club, reading Meet Me at the Museum by Anne Youngson, Sturgeon Bay Library, 1 pm. May 9The Best Book I Never Read, reading A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle, Starboard Brewing in Sturgeon Bay, 5:30 pm. May 13Bittersweet […]

  • Write On’s Developing a Writing Habit Course

    Write On, Door County ( presents Developing a Writing Habit, a weeklong course for those who want to start or continue a writing routine. Sessions will be held May 6-10, 9-11am, at Write On’s Juddville property. Weather permitting, they will be held at The Coop, the former writing studio of author Norbert Blei. Tuition is […]

  • Hal Prize Q&A: 2018 Hal Prize Fiction Winner

    Since 1998, the Peninsula Pulse has been memorializing Hal Grutzmacher through our Hal Prize contest in literature, prose and photography. The contest brings in accomplished writers and photographers to judge the hundreds of submissions from the community and beyond. The deadline to submit work for the 2019 Hal Prize is May 1. Visit to […]

  • Bestseller List: April 26, 2019

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens2. The American Agent by Jacqueline Winspear3. Women Talking by Miriam Toews4. Metropolis by Philip Kerr5. There There by Tommy Orange HARDCOVER NONFICTION1. Educated by Tara Westover2. Becoming by Michelle Obama3. Working by Robert A. Caro4. Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir by Ruth Reichl5. […]

  • New Work by John Odin Jensen: ‘Stories from the Wreckage’

    Every shipwreck has a story that extends far beyond its tragic end. Retired marine archaeologist John Odin Jensen dives into such tales in the Wisconsin Historical Society (WHS) Press’s newest history, Stories from the Wreckage: A Great Lakes Maritime History Inspired by Shipwrecks. Jensen mined the archaeological evidence and historic records from a selection of […]

  • IPPY Award Winners

    Two Wisconsin Historical Society Press books have earned gold medals in the 2019 Independent Publisher Book Awards – the IPPY Awards. Somos Latinas, a collection of oral histories documenting the lives and work of Wisconsin Latina activists, by Andreas-Teresa Arenas and Eloisa Gomez, won in the Women’s Issues category. How to Make a Life: A […]

  • New Book by Bruce H. Joffe: ‘Expat: Leaving the USA for Good’

    In an unprecedented time of turmoil and political chaos creating personal conflicts and public confusion, increasing numbers of Americans are considering moving out of their country. That’s the subject of EXPAT: Leaving the USA for Good, the latest book by former Sturgeon Bay pastor and retailer Bruce H. Joffe, who now lives in Portugal and […]

  • New Door County Cookbook

    Karen Buhk has kept her traditional family recipes alive in Happiness Is Homemade in Door County, a cookbook that contains recipes for more than 50 delicious desserts and meals from the past to the present. Photographs by her granddaughter-in-law, Sandy Buhk, make this cookbook even more special. Karen Buhk spent her childhood watching her grandmother […]

  • The Bestseller List: April 19, 2019

    TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION1. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles2. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman3. The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin4. Warlight by Michael Ondaatje5. The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION1. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah2. We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates3. Heavy: An […]

  • What We’re Reading

    Whether they come in print, e-book or audiobook form, the members of the Pulse staff enjoy taking a moment away from the journalism life to delve into the realm of books. From mystery to history to science fiction, you can see the staffers enjoy a variety of genres. Here’s what some of them are currently […]

  • The Bestseller List: April 12, 2019

    HARDCOVER FICTION1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens2. The American Agent by Jacqueline Winspear3. There There by Tommy Orange4. Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James5. Circe by Madeline Miller HARDCOVER NONFICTION1. Becoming by Michelle Obama2. Educated by Tara Westover3. Shortest Way Home: One Mayor’s Challenge and a Model for America’s Future by Pete […]

  • Hal Prize Deadline Is May 1

    The Peninsula Pulse proudly presents the 2019 Hal Prize. Awarded annually since 1998, the mission of the Hal Prize is to encourage and appreciate artistic expression in various literary forms and photography. The competition offers publication in the Peninsula Pulse’s annual Literary Issue, reaching a readership of 18,000. Prizes include cash awards of up to […]

  • The Teaching Press Launches with Inaugural Book

    On April 4, UW-Green Bay’s The Teaching Press premiered its first book: a collection of poems by Tim Weyenberg called The Village and the Vagabond.The Teaching Press is a new, student-managed printing house on the UW-Green Bay campus that undergraduates in the spring 2019 Book Editing Practicum course are building from the ground up. It […]

  • Bestseller List: April 5, 2019

    TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION1. The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin2. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman3. The Huntress by Kate Quinn4. The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn5. An American Marriage by Tayari Jones TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION1. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah2. White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo3. Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling […]

  • 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 […]