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Edge of the Map : the Mountain Life of Christine Boskoff
Author: Johanna Garton

Monday, October 12th - 9:00 AM

Edge of the Map is equal parts inspiring, dramatic, and heartbreaking. One of America's greatest high altitude mountaineers, Christine Boskoff was at the top of her career when she and her partner died in an avalanche in 2006. Charismatic, principled, and humble, Boskoff was also a deeply loved role model to her climbing partners and the Sherpa community. 

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The Familiar Dark
Author: Amy Engel

Monday, October 12th - 10:30am

"A spellbinding story of a mother with nothing left to lose who sets out on an all-consuming quest for justice after her daughter is murdered on the town playground. Sometimes the answers are worse than the questions. Sometimes it's better not to know. Set in the poorest part of the Missouri Ozarks, in a small-town with big secrets, The Familiar Dark opens with a murder in the town's playground." -- Provided by publisher.

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Ridge Stories: Herding Hens, Powdering Pigs, and Other Recollections from a Boyhood in the Driftless
Author: Gary Jones

Monday, October 12 - 12:00pm

Raised on a small dairy farm high in the hills of Wisconsin's Driftless Area, Gary Jones gets real about his rural roots. In this collection of interrelated stories, Jones writes with plainspoken warmth and irreverence about farm, family, and folks on the ridge-from uncooperative livestock to politically incorrect relatives, from the indignity of bathing in a galvanized washtub on the kitchen floor to the surprising advantages of oversized overalls. Alternately humorous and stirring, Jones's essays paint a vivid picture of life on a windy hilltop farm that will entertain city and country folk alike.

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Creative Care : a Revolutionary Approach to Dementia and Elder Care
Author: Anne Davis Basting

Monday, October 12th - 1:30pm

A MacArthur Genius Grant recipient pioneers a radical change in how we interact with older loved ones, especially those experiencing dementia, as she introduces a proven method that uses the creative arts to bring light and joy to the lives of elders. In Creative Care, Anne Basting lays the groundwork for a widespread transformation in our approach to elder care and uses compelling, touching stories to inspire and guide us all-family, friends, and health professionals-in how to connect and interact with those living with dementia.

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Set to music a wildfire
Author: Ruth Awad

Poetry. Middle Eastern Studies. Winner of the 2016 Michael Waters Poetry Prize. In Lebanon during the civil war, a teenage boy and his family witness leveled cities, displaced civilians, the aftermath of massacres. Resources are scarce and uncertainty is everywhere. What does it mean to survive? To leave behind a home torn apart by war? To carry the burden of what you've seen across an ocean? These poems follow a man in search of security as he leaves his country for America, falls in love, and becomes a single father to three daughters. Through the perspective of one man, his family, and even his country, SET TO MUSIC A WILDFIRE explores the violence of living, the guilt of surviving, the loneliness of faith, and the impossible task of belonging.

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The Herd
Author: Andrea Bartz

Monday, October 12th - 3:00pm

Eleanor is a queen among the Herd's sun-filled rooms, admired and quietly feared even as she strives to be warm and approachable. As head of PR, Hana is working around the clock to prepare for a huge announcement from Eleanor--one that will change the trajectory of the Herd forever. Though Katie loves her sister's crew, she secretly hopes that she's found her next book subject in Eleanor, who's brilliant, trailblazing--and extremely private.Then, on the night of the glitzy Herd news conference, Eleanor vanishes without a trace. Everybody has a theory about what made Eleanor run, but when the police suggest foul play, everyone is a suspect: Eleanor's husband, other Herders, the men's rights groups that have had it out for the Herd since its launch--even Eleanor's closest friends.

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Five Pounds & Screaming
Author: Shawn Brook Williams

Monday, October 12th - 4:30pm

Five Pounds and Screaming follows a young couple and their struggles with smalltown living, their urge to have children and with each other. This 142 page sequential art tale documents the everyday (but also magical) time between after the honeymoon and into the delivery room. A love story for those who have children, or are about to!

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The Library of Legends
Author: Janie Chang

China, 1937: When Japanese bombs begin falling on the city of Nanking, nineteen-year-old Hu Lian and her classmates at Minghua University are ordered to flee. Lian and a convoy of more than a hundred students, faculty, and staff must walk a thousand miles to the safety of China's western provinces, a journey marred by hunger, cold, and the constant threat of aerial attack. And it is not just the student refugees who are at risk: Lian and her classmates have been entrusted with a priceless treasure, a 500-year-old collection of myths and folklore known as the Library of Legends.

Her family's past has made Lian wary of forming attachments, but the students' common duty to safeguard the Library of Legends forms unexpected bonds. Lian finds friendship and a cautious romance with the handsome and wealthy Liu Shaoming. But after one classmate is murdered and another arrested, Lian realizes she must escape from the convoy before a family secret puts her in danger. Accompanied by Shao and the enigmatic maidservant Sparrow, Lian makes her way to Shanghai, hoping to reunite with her mother.

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Sister satellite
Author: Cathryn Cofell

In Sister Satellite Cathryn Cofell writes with power and a hard-earned, wide-ranging scope. As poet Oliver de la Paz writes, "the language of Cofell's debut collection shimmers in amplitudes of love." Love, yes, but hers is an engaged love that won't let us go easily. Her poems provide an answer to the politics and pressures of our times, as Cofell wrests the microphone for herself, turns up the volume and the heat and writes about women's lives and bodies in lines which are funny, bold, defiant, angry and celebratory. Married love and unvoiced lust, pregnancy, miscarriage, adoption, abortion and aging all figure into the mix. And Cofell writes her version of the truth bravely. "The only hard part about the abortion / was getting the car to start," she tells us in the poem "Her Religion." She also writes movingly about families ("When I do arrive it will be coffee all day hot in the pot / spoiled milk in the fridge / twin beds bunk beds bags on the floor" from "Getting Home") and about just how fragile our time is on this planet. In Cofell's vision, even a brain tumor can bless us with new vision and tenderness: "I will stay. Here. / I will lay by my lay. / From the behind of my heart." As Kelly Cherry says, "Every woman should read this book. So should every man." Sample poem: Appeal for Eclipse Enough about the damn moon. Bulimic bitch, four fits of clothes, all that cellulite and she still prances, still tries to light up the sky when he wants only to be dark, to be Johnny Cash and strum the train ride right out of her. Enough from the poets, the artists, the astronomers. Quit coveting her behind his back. She needs to learn the ways of a docile woman, to be viewed askew from inside a cardboard box, her trashy peep show ass puppeted from the earth, strung up behind the sun curtained by this ring of fire.

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Lainey of the Door Islands
Author: Judy DuCharme

Take a step back in time to Door County in the 1800s, a time when lighthouse keepers couldn't give up, or lives would be lost. A time when storms on the lakes were as dangerous as the storms in their souls. A time when the people of the islands had to be strong and courageous. A time for Lainey of the Door Islands to become the woman God wants her to be.

For Lainey, life on tiny Pilot Island is more trouble than it's worth. Auntie Edith is always fussing at her and making her do chores, and Uncle Otis spends a lot of time manning the lighthouse. Each day, Lainey stares out at the Great Lakes, praying this will be the day that brings her parents home to her from their travels. Will she ever come to love the islands and their treacherous waters, which seem to only bring a lot of shipwrecks and heartache to the people who live on the islands? Will she ever be able to go home?

With humor, faith, friendship, and love to guide her, will Lainey find the strength to weather her own storms? Lainey of the Door Islands will touch your heart and show you that even in what feels like the worst circumstances, God has a plan to prosper and not to harm.

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Crossing: A Caregiver's Journey
Author: Leota Ester

Leota Ester wrote this poetry as she lived with the changes of her husband, Lee, as Alzheimer's Disease became a part of their lives.
Leota found poetry a means of expressing the experiences of living with both his loss, as well as hers. She learned what helped make the time both meaningful and loving for both patient and caregiver. Her experiences and observations may serve as a guide, perhaps a solace, for those who also care for one suffering from this wicked disease.
Her years of being a wife, mother to three daughters, having careers as both a high school English teacher and as the owner and manager of her own business have encouraged a depth of understanding life that her poetry expresses. She presently lives in Evanston, IL in a retirement community.

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Minecraft Dungeons: The Rise of the Arch-Illager: An Official Minecraft Novel
Author: Matt Forbeck

Brave heroes have banded together to take a perilous journey through the war-torn Overworld to defeat the Arch-Illager and his formidable army. But how did that army come to be? And just where did the Arch-Illager come from?The terrible truth behind the Arch-Illager is that he never asked for ultimate power. Known as Archie, this little Illager is bullied by his fellow Illagers and mistrusted by fearful Villagers. Archie only ever wanted a place to call home, but he finds himself shunned by all. As he wanders through deep forests and up craggy mountains, he stumbles upon a dark cavern--with a sinister secret waiting inside.Archie discovers an object that whispers to him promises of power: the Orb of Dominance. With it, Archie realizes he can wield incredible magic and reshape a world that turned its back on him. All he needs to do is exactly what it tells him . . .After all, it's called the Orb of Dominance for a reason, right? But is it named for the way Archie uses it--or is it using him?

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Heart of Junk
Author: Luke Geddes

A hilarious debut novel about an eclectic group of merchants at a Kansas antique mall who become implicated in the kidnapping of a local beauty pageant star.The city of Wichita, Kansas, is wracked with panic over the abduction of toddler pageant princess Lindy Bobo. However, the dealers at The Heart of America Antique Mall are too preoccupied by their own neurotic compulsions to take much notice. Postcards, perfume bottles, Barbies, vinyl records, kitschy neon beer signs--they collect and sell it all.Rather than focus on Lindy, this colorful cast of characters is consumed by another drama: the impending arrival of Mark and Grant from the famed antiques television show Pickin' Fortunes, who are planning to film an episode at The Heart of America and secretly may be the last best hope of saving the mall from bankruptcy. Yet the mall and the missing beauty queen have more to do with each other than these vendors might think, and before long, the group sets in motion a series of events that lead to surprising revelations about Lindy's whereabouts. As the mall becomes implicated in her disappearance, will Mark and Grant be scared away from all of the drama or will they arrive in time to save The Heart of America from going under?

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The Only Good Indians
Author: Stephen Graham Jones

Seamlessly blending classic horror and a dramatic narrative with sharp social commentary, The Only Good Indians follows four American Indian men after a disturbing event from their youth puts them in a desperate struggle for their lives. Tracked by an entity bent on revenge, these childhood friends are helpless as the culture and traditions they left behind catch up to them in a violent, vengeful way.

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Struggling Readers
Author: Christopher Kunz

Daniel has a secret. He can detect mind reading, identifying Readers who wish to remain anonymous. Since Readers are women and can only read men's minds, they have good reason to stay hidden.When Professor Denise Vogel discovers Daniel's secret, he seeks help from Jamie, his mind reading ex-girlfriend he can't forget and who has her own secret. Together, they struggle through their broken relationship as tension and fear build in the Reader community.To complicate matters, Daniel learns he can read minds too-women's only-making him more valuable and vulnerable to those who seek to exploit his ability. With this new knowledge, Daniel and Jamie investigate bizarre abductions in hopes of understanding who is behind them and why, while at the same time puzzle through what they mean to one another.A love story compounded by the perils of mind reading, Struggling Readers explores whether our thoughts-or our actions-are what count.

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The coincidence of coconut cake
Author: Amy E. Reichert

"In downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Chef Lou Johnson works tirelessly to build her beloved yet struggling restaurant, Luella's, into a success. She cheerfully balances business, friends, and fiance...until fate intervenes. She's just baked her fiance a rich, delectable coconut cake, but when she drops by his apartment with the birthday surprise, she discovers him in the buff--with an intern. Sardonic British transplant Al writes pseudonymous, scathing restaurant reviews for the local paper. When a tip sends him to Luella's, little does he know he's arrived on the worst day of the chef's life. The review practically writes itself: underdone fish, scorched sauce, distracted service--unleashes his worst. The day that Al's review runs, he meets Lou drowning her sorrows at a pub, and the two strike up a conversation. Accepting the Englishman's challenge to prove there's more to the Milwaukee food scene than cheese and beer, Lou introduces her friend to the city's best. Its only a matter of time before they fall in love...but when the truth comes out, will it be possible to overlook the past and savor a future together?"-- Back cover.

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The optimist's guide to letting go
Author: Amy E. Reichert

  • Three generations. Seven days. One big secret. Gina Zoberski wants to make it through one day without her fastidious mother, Lorraine, cataloguing all her faults, and her sullen teenage daughter, May, snubbing her. Too bad there's no chance of that. Her relentlessly sunny disposition annoys them both, no matter how hard she tries. Instead, Gina finds order and comfort in obsessive list-making and her work at Grilled G's, the gourmet grilled cheese food truck built by her late husband. But when Lorraine suffers a sudden stroke, Gina stumbles upon a family secret Lorraine's kept hidden for forty years. In the face of her mother's failing health and her daughter's rebellion, this optimist might find that piecing together the truth is the push she needs to let go...

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The simplicity of cider : a novel
Author: Amy E. Reichert

Focused and unassuming fifth generation cider-maker Sanna Lund has one desire: to live a simple, quiet life on her family's apple orchard in Door County, Wisconsin. Although her business is struggling, Sanna remains fiercely devoted to the orchard, despite her brother's attempts to convince their aging father to sell the land. Single dad Isaac Banks has spent years trying to shield his son Sebastian from his troubled mother. Fleeing heartbreak at home, Isaac packed up their lives and the two headed out on an adventure, driving across the country. Chance-or fate-led them straight to Sanna's orchard. Isaac's helping hands are much appreciated at the apple farm, even more when Sanna's father is injured in an accident. As Sanna's formerly simple life becomes increasingly complicated, she finds solace in unexpected places-friendship with young Sebastian and something more deliciously complex with Isaac-until an outside threat infiltrates the farm. From the warm and funny Amy E. Reichert, The Simplicity of Cider is a charming love story with a touch of magic, perfect for fans of Sarah Addison Allen and Gayle Forman.

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Deep Bitter Roots
Author: Joy Ann Ribar

The promise of Spring in Deep Lakes, Wisconsin brings the community out of hibernation to plan the annual Roots Festival. Bubble and Bake owner Frankie Champagne just wants to help the Granite Mansion quarry heiress plan the keynote presentation. So, why does she find herself in the middle of the legendary and deadly Quarry Curse?

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In Case of Emergency
Author: E.G. Scott

The new thriller from E. G. Scott follows a woman looking for answers after her boyfriend goes missing and a corpse appears that implicates her in the murder of a woman she never met.Charlotte, a midthirties Long Island woman, has felt so alone since her promising career in neuroscience imploded. But she has an online support group for trauma survivors; she has Rachel, a friend who has seen her through the worst of it; and now she also has Peter, a mysterious new boyfriend who has asked that their budding romance remain a total secret.That is why she is too scared to report his disappearance to the authorities when he vanishes without a word.Weeks later, police contact her to make an ID on a body and she fears the worst for her missing beau. Instead, she arrives at the morgue and feels a terrible relief when she sees a woman she has never met before on the table in front of her. But relief is replaced by confusion, then terror, when Charlotte realizes she has become a person of interest.Why did Jane Doe have Charlotte listed as her emergency contact? Was it revenge or a warning? And where exactly does Peter factor into all this? As Charlotte becomes the prime murder suspect, she enters into a race against the clock to find truth about the dead woman and the connections they shared. But what she discovers is beyond anything she could have ever imagined.

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The Woman Inside
Author: E.G. Scott

In this dark domestic suspense from the pseudonymous Scott, a publishing professional and a screenwriter working together, troubled soulmates Rebecca and Paul are cheating on each other after two decades of marriage, with Rebecca spinning into opiate addiction and discovering that Paul is planning a new life without her. Great expectations.

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The Lesson
Author: Cadwell Turnbull

An alien ship rests over Water Island. For five years the people of the US Virgin Islands have lived with the Ynaa, a race of superadvanced aliens on a research mission they will not fully disclose. They are benevolent in many ways but meet any act of aggression with disproportional wrath. This has led to a strained relationship between the Ynaa and the local Virgin Islanders and a peace that cannot last.

A year after the death of a young boy at the hands of an Ynaa, three families find themselves at the center of the inevitable conflict, witnesses and victims to events that will touch everyone and teach a terrible lesson.

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A Beautiful, Terrible Thing : a memoir of marriage and betrayal
Author: Jen Waite

What do you do when you discover that the person you've built your life around never existed? When "it could never happen to me" does happen to you? These are the questions facing Jen Waite when she begins to realize that her loving husband{u2014}the father of her infant daughter, her best friend, the love of her life{u2014}fits the textbook definition of psychopath. In a raw, first-person account, Waite recounts each heartbreaking discovery, every life-destroying lie, and reveals what happens once the dust finally settles on her demolished marriage. After a disturbing email sparks Waite's suspicion that her husband is having an affair, she tries to uncover the truth and rebuild trust in her marriage. Instead, she finds more lies, infidelity, and betrayal than she could have imagined. Waite obsessively analyzes her relationship, trying to find a single moment from the last five years that isn't part of the long-con of lies and manipulation. With a dual-timeline narrative structure, we see Waite's romance bud, bloom, and wither simultaneously, making the heartbreak and disbelief even more affecting.

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The Field
Author: Baptiste Paul

Monday, October 12th - 6:00pm

The world's most popular and inclusive sport has found its spirited, poetic, and authentic voice in Paul's debut picture book, highlighting its universal themes: teamwork, leadership, diversity, and acceptance. Creole words (as spoken in St. Lucia, the author's birthplace island in the Caribbean) add spice to the story. 

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Dairylandia : Dispatches from a State of Mind
Author: Steve Hannah

Monday, October 12th - 7:30pm

"Years ago, Steve Hannah's chance detour through the Midwest cut short a planned cross-country trip. He found himself in Wisconsin, a distinctly different place from the east coast where he was born and raised. Charmingly beautiful and full of welcoming people, America's dairyland would soon become his home. Dairylandia recounts Steve Hannah's burgeoning love for his adopted state through the writings of his long-lived column, "State of Mind." He profiles the lives of the seemingly ordinary, yet quite (and quietly) extraordinary folks he met and befriended on his travels. From Norwegian farmers to rattlesnake hunters to a woman who kept her favorite dead bird in the freezer, Hannah was charmed and fascinated by practically everyone he met. These captivating vignettes are by turns humorous, tragic, and remarkable--and remind us of our shared humanity."--Publisher's website.

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The First to Lie
Author: Hank Phillippi Ryan

Tuesday, October 13th - 9:30am

"We all have our reasons for being who we are-but what if being someone else could get you what you want? After a devastating betrayal, a young woman sets off on an obsessive path to justice, no matter what dark family secrets are revealed. What she doesn't know-she isn't the only one plotting her revenge. An affluent daughter of privilege. A glamorous manipulative wannabe. A determined reporter, in too deep. A grieving widow who must choose her new reality. Who will be the first to lie? And when the stakes are life and death, do a few lies really matter? Bestselling and award-winning author and investigative reporter Hank Phillippi Ryan delivers another twisty, thrilling cat and mouse novel of suspense that will have you guessing, and second-guessing, and then gasping with surprise"-- Provided by publisher.

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The Moon in the Palace
Author: Weina Dai Randel

Tuesday, October 13th - 9:30am

There is no easy path for a woman aspiring to power. A concubine at the palace learns quickly that there are many ways to capture the Emperor's attention. Many paint their faces white and style their hair attractively, hoping to lure in the One Above All with their beauty. Some present him with fantastic gifts, such as jade pendants and scrolls of calligraphy, while others rely on their knowledge of seduction to draw his interest. But young Mei knows nothing of these womanly arts, yet she will give the Emperor a gift he can never forget. Mei's intelligence and curiosity, the same traits that make her an outcast among the other concubines, impress the Emperor. But just as she is in a position to seduce the most powerful man in China, divided loyalties split the palace in two, culminating in a perilous battle that Mei can only hope to survive.

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Out of Water
Author: Sarah Read

Tuesday, October 13th - 10:30am

These are the stories of things out of water: of sea beds choked with ghosts. You will be born into a cradle of your own bones and your mouth will fill with thorns. Storms will twist inside you; the ghosts of your past will follow you. Here things are out of place, and you will mourn those underwater things out of water.

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American Birding Association Field Guide to Birds of Wisconsin
Author: Charles Hagner

Tuesday, October 13th - 12:00pm

With more than 15,000 interior lakes and bordering both Lake Superior to the north and Lake Michigan to the east, Wisconsin is famous as a place to observe waterbirds of all types. It also has expansive forested areas, plains, and farmlands providing ideal habitats for hummingbirds, raptors, warblers, sparrows and more. And with nine national wildlife refuges, two national parks, and more than three million acres of IBAs (Important Bird Areas), Wisconsin is truly a great state for birds and birders. Written by expert Wisconsin birder Charles Hagner and filled with gorgeous color images by Brian E. Small, the American Birding Association Field Guide to Birds of Wisconsin is the perfect companion for anyone wanting to learn more about the natural history and diversity of the state's birds and when and where to see them.

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The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus
Author: Jaime Jo Wright

Tuesday, October 13th - 1:30pm

In 1928, Bonaventure Circus outcast Pippa Ripley must decide if uncovering her roots is worth putting herself directly in the path of a killer preying on the troupe. Decades later, while determining if an old circus train depot will be torn down or preserved, Chandler Faulk is pulled into a story far darker and more haunting than she imagined.

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Deathless Divide
Author: Justina Ireland

Tuesday, October 13th - 3:00pm

The sequel to the New York Times bestselling epic Dread Nation is an unforgettable journey of revenge and salvation across a divided America. After the fall of Summerland, Jane McKeene hoped her life would get simpler: Get out of town, stay alive, and head west to California to find her mother. But nothing is easy when you're a girl trained in putting down the restless dead, and a devastating loss on the road to a protected village called Nicodemus has Jane questioning everything she thought she knew about surviving in 1880s America. What's more, this safe haven is not what it appears--as Jane discovers when she sees familiar faces from Summerland amid this new society. Caught between mysteries and lies, the undead, and her own inner demons, Jane soon finds herself on a dark path of blood and violence that threatens to consume her. But she won't be in it alone. Katherine Deveraux never expected to be allied with Jane McKeene. But after the hell she has endured, she knows friends are hard to come by--and that Jane needs her too, whether Jane wants to admit it or not. Watching Jane's back, however, is more than she bargained for, and when they both reach a breaking point, it's up to Katherine to keep hope alive--even as she begins to fear that there is no happily-ever-after for girls like her.

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Nothing More Dangerous
Author: Allen Eskens

Tuesday, October 13th - 4:30pm

After fifteen years of growing up in the Ozark hills with his widowed mother, Boady Sanden is beyond ready to move on. At high school, if he isn't being pushed around, he's being completely ignored. He dreams of glass towers and cityscapes, driven by his desire to be anywhere other than Jessup, Missouri. Then Thomas Elgin moves in across the road. Coming to know the Elgins{u2014}a black family settling into a community built on a foundation of "us" and "them"{u2014}forces Boady to rethink his understanding of the world he's taken for granted. Secrets hidden in plain sight begin to unfold: the mother who wraps herself in the loss of her husband, the neighbor who bears the wounds of a mysterious past, the quiet boss who is fighting his own unseen battle. But the biggest secret of all is the disappearance of Lida Poe, the black woman who keeps the books at the local plastics factory. Word has it that Ms. Poe left town, along with a hundred thousand dollars of company money. Although Boady has never met the missing woman, he discovers that the threads of her life are woven deeply into the fabric of his world. AS the mystery of Lida Poe's fate plays out, Boady begins to see the stark lines of race and class which both bind and divide his small town. And then he's forced to choose sides.

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Recipe for Persuasion
Author: Sonali Dev

Tuesday, October 13th - 6:30pm

  • "Chef Ashna Raje thinks that joining the cast of Cooking with the Stars will help save her restaurant and prove to her mother that she's not a failure, but when she's paired with her first love, Rico Silva, the kitchen begins to heat up."--Publisher description.

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Marriage is Murder
Author: Kathy Buchen

Wednesday, October 14th - 9:30am

Marriage is Murder: The Door County Special is a humorous cozy mystery set in the rolling green hills of the Door Peninsula on the shores of Lake Michigan.

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Every Now and Then
Author: Lesley Kagen

Wednesday, October 14th - 11:00am

For fans of Where the Crawdads Sing and This Tender Land comes a heartfelt story about three young girls searching for adventure during the summer of 1960 from the New York Times bestselling author of Whistling in the Dark.

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Beneath the Flames
Author: Gregory Lee Rentz

Wednesday, October 14th - 12:30pm

  • To prove himself as a professional fire fighter, Mitch Garner leaves both his Wisconsin farm and the love of his life to work in Milwaukee. He is assigned to Milwaukee Fire Department Station 5 located in what is known as "the core", where residents have faced poverty, hardship, racism, crime, hopelessness and little compassion.

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Coming Out, Moving Forward Wisconsin's recent gay history
Author: R. Richard Wagner

Wednesday, October 14th - 2:00pm

"Coming Out, Moving Forward, the second volume in R. Richard Wagner's groundbreaking work on gay history in Wisconsin, outlines the challenges that LGBT Wisconsinites faced in their efforts to right past oppressions and secure equality in the post-Stonewall period between 1969 and 2000"-- Provided by publisher.

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The Assignment
Author: Liza Wiemer

Wednesday, October 14th - 4:00pm

Standing in opposition to a class assignment to debate Hitler's Final Solution, seniors Cade and Logan become embroiled in turmoil involving their teacher, principal, Commissioner of Education, white supremacists, and their entire community.

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Reviving the Hawthorn Sisters
Author: Emily Carpenter

Wednesday, October 14th - 5:30pm

Tuscaloosa, 1934: a wily young orphan escapes the psychiatric hospital where she was born. When she joins the itinerant inspirational duo the Hawthorn Sisters, the road ahead is one of stirring new possibilities. And with an obsessive predator on her trail, one of untold dangers. For a young girl to survive, desperate choices must be made.

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Little Secrets
Author: Jennifer Hillier

Wednesday, October 14th - 8:00pm

Marin had the perfect life. Married to her college sweetheart, she owns a chain of upscale hair salons, and Derek runs his own company. Then their son is taken. A year later, she and her husband barely speak, and a private investigator Marin hired to continue looking for the boy reveals that Derek is having an affair. Marin has lost her son; she's not about to lose her husband. She'll do whatever it takes to keep what she has left.

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The Unrepentant
Author: E.A. Aymar

Wednesday, October 14th - 8:00pm

"They never expected her to fight back...Eighteen-year old Charlotte Reyes ran away from an abusive home only to end up tricked, kidnapped, and taken across the country by criminals. Charlotte manages to escape with the help of a reluctant former soldier named Mace Peterson, but she can't seem to shake the gang or the crooked cop paid to bring her back--alive or otherwise. With nowhere to run and nowhere to hide, Charlotte realizes she only has one option. She has to fight. Set in the Virginia, Maryland, D.C. triangle, The Unrepentant combines page-gripping action and black comedy, and provides a no-holds-barred, necessary examination of the dark corners of the human mind."--Back cover.

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The Monarch's Gift : A Journey through the Life of a Monarch Butterfly
Author: Stephanie Feuerstein

Thursday, October 15th - 9:30am

A Monarch butterfly tests several U.S. native flowers until it finds the one where it can leave its special gift.

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When the White Pine was King : a History of Lumberjacks, Log Drives, and Sawdust Cities in Wisconsin
Author: Jerry Apps

Thursday, October 15th - 11:00am

"This is the story of the logging era in Wisconsin, of lumberjacks and camp cooks, of log drives and log jams, of sawmills and lumber barons and the echo of the ax in the Northwoods as yet another white pine tree fell to the ground. Jerry also walks readers through the aftermath of the logging era, including efforts to farm the cutover, reforestation work, and the legacy of the state's lumber and wood products industry"-- Provided by publisher.

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The Cadottes : a Fur Trade Family on Lake Superior
Author: Robert Silbernagel

Thursday, October 15th - 12:30pm

"The Cadotte family became involved in the fur trade during the French colonial period, and members of the family played key roles after the British takeover of the region and then during the American period. They worked with the North West Company, the American Fur Company, and other firms; they served in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and in numerous conflicts involving Native peoples, usually working as interpreters and peacemakers rather than combatants. Focusing on the years from 1760 to 1840-the heyday of the Great Lakes fur trade-Robert Silbernagel delves into the history of the Cadottes, with particular emphasis on the Ojibwe-French Canadian Michel Cadotte and his wife, Esquaysayway (also Ojibwe), who for nearly forty years were traders and regional leaders on Madeline Island. Silbernagel sets out to understand the Cadottes through the places where they lived, the geography through which they traveled, the relationships they built, and the activities they engaged in. He studied extensively the Cadottes' journals and travel reports, examined their family ledger books, and met with descendants. In presenting his findings and contextualizing them, he deepens our understanding of the fur trade era."-- Provided by publisher.

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Fox Cities Murder & Mayhem
Author: Gavin Schmitt

Thursday, October 15th - 2:00pm

"The safe and sedate Fox Cities have seen their share of horrible crimes. Coldblooded murder, kidnapping, prostitution, organized crime and other misdeeds shocked and appalled not just the community but the entire state."--Back cover

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Unscripted
Author: Nicole Kronzer

Thursday, October 15th - 4:00pm

When seventeen-year-old Zelda is chosen for an elite team at a prestigious improvisation camp, it is a big step toward achieving her dreams, but first she must survive her teammates' sexism and coach's cruelty.

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The Second Home
Author: Christina Clancy

Thursday, October 15th - 5:00pm

"After a disastrous summer spent at her family summer home on Cape Cod, seventeen-year-old Ann Gordon was left with a secret that changed her life forever, and created a rift between her sister, Poppy, and their adopted brother, Michael. Now, fifteen years later, her parents have died, leaving Ann and Poppy to decide the fate of the Wellfleet home that's been in the Gordon family for generations. For Ann, the once-beloved house is tainted with bad memories. Poppy loves the old saltbox, but after years spent chasing waves around the world, she isn't sure she knows how to stay in one place. Just when the sisters decide to sell, Michael re-enters their lives with a legitimate claim to the house. But more than that, he wants to set the record straight about that long ago summer. Reunited after years apart, these very different siblings must decide if they can continue to be a family-and the house just might be the glue that holds them together. Told through the shifting perspectives of Ann, Poppy, and Michael, this assured and affecting debut captures the ache of nostalgia for summers past and the powerful draw of the places we return to again and again. It is about second homes, second families, and second chances. Tender and compassionate, incisive and heartbreaking, The Second Home is the story of a family you'll quickly fall in love with, and won't soon forget"-- Provided by publisher.

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In Case of Emergency
Author: E.G. Scott

Thursday, October 15th - 6:30pm

"The new thriller from writing duo E. G. Scott follows a woman looking for answers after her husband goes missing, and a corpse appears that implicates her in the murder of a woman she never met"-- Provided by publisher.

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Cinderella is Dead
Author: Kalynn Bayron

Thursday, October 15th - 8:00pm

"Queer black girls team up to overthrow the patriarchy in the former kingdom of Cinderella"-- Provided by publisher.

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The Stupendous Adventures of Mighty Marty Hayes
Author: Lora Hyler

Thursday, October 15th - 8:00pm

The 7th graders of Windsor Middle School are excited to start the new school year in their Advanced Science classroom. They'll work on CRISPR-Cas9, a new gene editing technology exciting students all over the world. Marty shares his love of science and all things spy-related with his best friend, Christopher, who witnesses incidents Marty can't explain away. The two are soon testing Marty's superpowers. What about their classmate, Aisha? Does she have a superpower? A stealth high-tech drone, piloted by international goons, constantly monitors the kids. They awaken the annoying school bully, Wade, to his own superpowers and convince him to steal the valuable CRISPR-Cas9 data. Marty, Christopher and Aisha band together to stop the theft at their beloved International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. Who will win? International goons or the superhero team of "Advanced Science 303"--Back cover.

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