5 Back-To-School Books Set In Midwest
Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 2:50pm
You may not want to think about it but summer will soon be winding down and school starting. With that in mind, we've pulled together some Midwestern books set in schools to put you in a studious mood.
5 Books Set In Twin Cities For Armchair Travel Reading List
Thursday, July 9, 2015, 8:45am
It’s summer and with everyone off on some kind of adventure, we’re taking to the page to discover destinations in our own backyard. Continuing our look at books set in Midwestern cities (catch up on our rundown for Milwaukee here ), this armchair traveler is headed to Minneapolis and St...
Midwest Lit: 61 Books About Midwestern Music For Summer
Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 10:55am
With Summerfest kicking off this week in Milwaukee, it seemed only appropriate to delve into the rich musical legacy of the Midwest. Being bookish, I went to the written word. There’s no shortage of writing about music or even writing by musicians, despite that old cliche that "writing about music...
Midwest Lit: Ben Percy's Howling Wilderness
Friday, June 5, 2015, 2:40pm
The latest novel from Benjamin Percy is a reason to keep the lights on. In the contemporary literary landscape, nobody writes fear the way he does — except maybe Stephen King, who is one of Percy’s many fans.
Percy's latest is " The Dead Lands ", a frontier story with a twist: It’s set...
Midwest Lit: Midwestern Beach Reads
Thursday, June 4, 2015, 3:35pm
Who says you need an ocean for a beach read? Here are some newish books from Midwestern writers that we’re looking forward to curling up with by our salt-free seas. "Beneath the Bonfire: Stories" by Nikolas Butler Ten short stories set in Wisconsin and Minnesota featuring people...
Midwest Lit: Wisconsin Writers On The Landscape Of Home
Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 10:55am
People in New York, Los Angeles, and London are used to reading books set in their hometowns—or at least some fictionalized version of it. But what about those of us in smaller places far from the coasts and urban centers? Does a familiar setting make a book more appealing or change the way you read it? Here are a few passages about Wisconsin places compiled from the delightful Wisconsin Literary Travel Guide that may ring true for you.
Midwest Lit: Three Great New Midwest Books for April
Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 12:40pm
"Listen And Other Stories" by Liam Callanan Liam Callanan’s latest is a book of stories connected by, as the title suggests, a need to be heard. The stories range across the world and touch on fear, hope, and loss while also managing to be humorous.
Midwest Lit: Little Libraries, Lots Of Fun
Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 1:20pm
“It all started with a sign that read ‘Free Books.’” That’s how the first Little Free Library began, as well as how " The Little Free Library Book" by Margret Aldrich begins. It’s a simple idea—take a book, return a book—that’s been common in coffee shops, grocery stores, and other community places...
Midwest Lit: What Is The Midwest Anyway?
Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 6:25pm
You have your Southern Gothics, your Westerns, your New York down-and-outers, dreamers, and hustlers — but what’s the shorthand for the literary style of the Midwest?
Some of the most celebrated contemporary and classic American writers have roots here, from Ernest Hemingway, Edna...