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Doubleday, 240 pages, $24

The narrator of Jackie Polzin’s memorable first novel, “Brood,” pays exquisite attention to the seemingly ordinary world around her.

University of Wisconsin Press, 472 pages, $39.95

More than two billion years of Earth history, and thousands of years of human history, have shaped the physical landscape in Wisconsin and, in turn, influences how we live with the land. In The Geography of Wisconsin, written by John A.

Unflinching in their catalogue of environmental loss, the poems in Catherine Young's fine collection, Geosmin, are generous in their celebration of natural life in Wisconsin’s Driftless Area, where the poet lives and farms.

“Who were you?” a stranger in the checkout line of Trader Joe’s asks Mae, in the opening story of Rose Ann Findlen’s collection, Waiting for the Fall.

In Ingrid Andersson’s first collection of poetry, Jordemoder (the Swedish for “earth mother” or “midwife”), the poems serve as passionate witness to human experience

Nikki Wallschlaeger’s latest poetry collection, Waterbaby, invites and resists reading.

Early in Richard Merelman’s poetry collection A Door Opens, a teenage boy appears surrounded by “A sea of images, language, / sensation” exploring sex and violence.

Margaret Rozga’s latest collection consists of poems from three previous collections—200 Nights and One Day, Justice Freedom Herbs, Pestiferous Questions: A Life in Poems—as well as newer poems, some of which she wrote d

After writing Studying Wisconsin, a biography of Increase Lapham co-authored with Paul Hayes, Martha Bergland was looking for another Wisconsin scientist whose life and work deserved more attention.

Nickolas Butler Godspeed Cover and author headshot

Godspeed is a thriller by a writer with considerable literary chops.

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