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.

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

"Orr's debut mystery is a fun romp populated with peculiar characters. Recommend to new adult fans or admirers of Janet Evanovich's "Stephanie Plum" capers."
-- Library Journal


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

A modern, beautifully written story set against the backdrop of the controversial issue of fracking that explores the timely themes of poverty, environmental protection, what makes a family, and finding your place in the world.


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.