Midwest Connections


Midwest Connections promotes books of Midwest regional interest or authors who live in our region.  Midwest Connections gathers the best of publishers’ frontlist books that have a connection to the Midwest, and include adult fiction and non-fiction (particularly memoirs, history, or current affairs); cookbooks; and children's books.

South Pole Station Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781250112828
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Published: Picador USA - July 3rd, 2017

Do you have digestion problems due to stress? Do you have problems with authority? How many alcoholic drinks do you consume a week? Would you rather be a florist or a truck driver?


Tough Luck: Poems Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393608625
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 13th, 2017

At the center of Tough Luck is a poem about the ill-fated I-35W Bridge in Minneapolis and its disastrous collapse, which killed 13 people and injured 145. The freighted, swiftly moving poems in Tough Luck crisscross the chasm between peril and safety as if between opposing riverbanks, revealing a frequently heart-stopping view of the muscled waters below.


Dear Cyborgs Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780374537111
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Published: Fsg Originals - June 6th, 2017

A fractal fable about the possibility and power of protest as told by three superheroes on their lunch break


The Marsh King's Daughter Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735213005
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - June 13th, 2017

Praised by Lee Child and Karin Slaughter, and sure to thrill fans of The Girl on the Train and The Widow, The Marsh King's Daughter is mesmerizing psychological suspense, the story of a woman who must risk everything to hunt down the dangerous man who shaped her past and threatens to steal her future: her father.


Once in a Blue Moon Lodge Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781517902698
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Published: University of Minnesota Press - April 11th, 2017

Set adrift when her mother sells the salon that has been a neighborhood institution for decades, Nora Rolvaag takes a camping trip, intending to do nothing more than roast marshmallows over an open fire and under a starry sky. Two chance encounters, however, will have enormous consequences, and her getaway turns out to be more of a retreat from her daily life than she ever imagined.


The Good Byline: A Riley Ellison Mystery Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781938849916
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Published: Prospect Park Books - April 11th, 2017

Meet Riley Ellison, a smart, quirky, young library assistant who's become known in her hometown of Tuttle Corner, Virginia, as Riley Bless-Her-Heart. Ever since her beloved granddaddy died and her longtime boyfriend broke up with her, Riley has been withdrawing from life.


The End of the Wild Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316245111
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 11th, 2017

This timely coming of age novel takes on the controversial issues of fracking and environmental protection.
Stay away from my woods.


Lake Fish: Modern Cooking with Freshwater Fish Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781681340289
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Published: Minnesota Historical Society Press - May 2017

The Midwest is home to streams and lakes and even inland seas, and these assorted freshwater sources offer up much bounty, from classic panfish and trout to world-famous walleye to Lake Superior ciscoes.


Girl in Disguise Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781492635222
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - March 21st, 2017

"Electrifying...a rollicking nineteenth-century thrill ride." --Amy Stewart, New York Times bestselling author of Girl Waits with Gun

"A Spunky Spy Saga." -- NPR Books

A new novel from the USA Today Bestselling author of The Magician's Lie


What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky: Stories Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735211025
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Published: Riverhead Books - April 4th, 2017

Named one of the most anticipated books of 2017 by Buzzfeed, Time Magazine, Elle, the Chicago Tribune, the Boston Globe, the Millions, Nylon, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune and Electric Literature


Niko Draws a Feeling Cover Image
By Bob Raczka, Simone Shin (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781467798433
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Published: Carolrhoda Books - April 1st, 2017

Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Coming Home Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316352642
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Published: Hachette Books - March 14th, 2017

In Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things--her follow-up memoir to the NYT bestselling The Mighty Queens of Freeville--America's most popular advice columnist, "Ask Amy," shares her journey of family, second chances, and finding love.