Results tagged with 'Wisconsin authors'
Published Aug. 3, 2013
Take a maximum-security prison in northern Wisconsin. Throw in a seriously bitter paraplegic social worker, a Special Education teacher with a tragic past and the incestuous (but entertaining) workings of a small Midwestern town, and you've got Wisconsin author Jess Riley's latest novel, "Mandatory Release," a humorous but poignant account of how we move on from the crises that threaten to cripple us - literally or figuratively.
Published March 27, 2013
It's been a long time since we caught up with Wisconsin native and bestselling author Danielle Trussoni. In the nearly six years since we talked about her first book, "Falling Through the Earth," Trussoni, who now lives in New York, published "Angelology," which was a New York Times bestselling novel about the world of dark angels and the angelologists who hunt them. Now, she's back with the second book in the angel trilogy.
Published Jan. 5, 2013
It's hard to say if anyone could have foreseen what "The Quilter's Apprentice," the debut novel by Madison author Jennifer Chiaverini has wrought. That 200-ish-page book was the first in what is now a series of Elm Creek Quilts novels that runs 19 bestselling books long. Her first non-series book, "Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker" - based on the life of Mary Todd Lincoln's seamstress and confidante Elizabeth Keckley, who was a former slave - is due out on Jan. 15.
Published Oct. 25, 2012
Gemma Tarlach has produced a brilliant debut novel chronicling a medieval executioner's struggle to find his runaway daughter as the Black Plague ravages the German countryside.
Published Aug. 21, 2012
Across 300 pages, Wisconsin author Michael Perry chronicles the life of his neighbor Tom in "Visiting Tom." But, also lurking in these pages is Perry's own sisyphean battle with the county over the steep road leading up to his home, not far from Eau Claire. It doesn't mention THAT on the cover.
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