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Midwest Connections Picks for December
The Picks for December are not exactly ho-ho-ho books, although “Haunted Heartland” can definitely be taken in a lighter vein. “Savage Country” is historical Great Plains fiction with a title that is pretty accurate. “Glory Days” is about an imaginary small town that seems like one we all know–could thrive, could go bust. “Never Coming Back” is about a daughter trying to find her way in life and take care of her mother with onset of dementia. These are four serious books by seasoned Midwestern writers.
Midwest Connections Picks for November
La La La by beloved children’s author Kate DiCamillo is a nearly wordless graphic story about a little girl in search of a friend. Mice Skating by Teagan White is an imaginative story that challenges common knowledge about those little critters who like to winter in our houses—a field mouse who refuses to stay indoors. Lucy the field mouse loves the winter, wonderland and skating above all. Both of these children’s picture books are wonderfully illustrated making them especially nice Christmas gifts. Catapult, a book of stories by Emily Fridlund: Evocative and thrillingly strange, Catapult’s stories excavate the psyches of characters caught in the murky borderland between desire and action. Fridlund is the author of the very successful The History of Wolves, now in paperback. In The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen Sean Sherman, the Oglala Lakota chef, shares recipes with locally sourced, indigenous fruits and vegetables, foraged ingredients, game and fish — boldly seasoned foods that are vibrant, healthful, and at once elegant and easy. This seems like a dream of a cookbook.
Midwest Connections Picks for October: Humorous essays by Michael Perry, a companion book about life in the Little House on the Prairie books, a YA novel, a thriller.