Books by — or about — Wisconsinites that we’re adding to our summer reading list
Edited by Justin Kern
More than 50 local writers and artists contributed to this coffee-tableworthy collection of essays, poems and short stories. Read it on a sleepy Sunday morning while sipping a cup of Milwaukee-made coffee and watching the city wake up and come to life.
By Tea Krulos
Milwaukee-based journalist Tea Krulos wondered why so many people seem convinced the world’s about to end. So he spent months shadowing a motley collection of doomsday preppers, conspiracy theorists and climate scientists to find out.
By Susan Gloss
A wannabe art historian, still reeling from a recent miscarriage, takes a job at a quirky Madison artist colony. Hilarity ensues, and some healing too.
By James Boice
The author of this high-concept book – which imagines our favorite “Happy Days” characters as real people with some very real problems – has been favorably compared to a young Elmore Leonard (you know, the guy who wrote Get Shorty and Rum Punch).
By Joyce Carol Oates
One of America’s most prolific authors has opted to set her latest novel, about a spirited young woman living in an oppressive future society, in the fictional town of “Wainscotia,” Wisconsin.