September Midwest Connections

  • Posted on: 1 September 2018
  • By: Sarah Krammen

 

Bookseller selected, Midwest approved! Indie booksellers throughout the Midwest have hand-selected these titles based on their discoverability and regional value. From small towns to bustling cities, many of the most celebrated writers have roots in the middle of the country and explore this distinctly American landscape and experience. Discover your next great read and explore a whole region of amazing literature.

 

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The Distance Home: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525508748
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House - August 7th, 2018

“A family’s story—its past, its present, and (most surprising) its future—traces the intricate, often subterranean lines that connect damage to redemption, creation to dissolution, and the everyday to the eternal, just to name several of its moving and startling aspects.” —Michael Cunningham

Ten years ago a man and his son voyaged into this wilderness and never returned. A decade later, the son, violent and uncommunicative, emerged. Maya Stark, and assistant language therapist, is charged with making a connection with this boy who refuses to answer any questions about the last ten years of his life. As she’s drawn closer to this enigmatic boy, she’ll risk everything to reunite him with his father.

Midwest Connection: Mindy lives in the Twin Cities, and the book is set in the Boundary Waters.

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Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It by Maile Meloy
Idaho by Emily Ruskovich
The Round House by Louise Erdrich


Leave No Trace: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501177361
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - September 4th, 2018

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"Mejia's thrilling tale works both as an engaging mystery and a haunting meditation on grief, abandonment, and the lost places within ourselves. Brutal, devastating, and utterly riveting."
— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Ten years ago a man and his son voyaged into this wilderness and never returned. A decade later, the son, violent and uncommunicative, emerged. Maya Stark, and assistant language therapist, is charged with making a connection with this boy who refuses to answer any questions about the last ten years of his life. As she’s drawn closer to this enigmatic boy, she’ll risk everything to reunite him with his father.​

Midwest Connection: Mindy lives in the Twin Cities, and the book is set in the Boundary Waters.

You may also like: 
The River at Night by Erica Ferencik
The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis
Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Mejia


The Readymade Thief: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780735221840
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - August 7th, 2018

 “A kickass debut from start to finish.”  —Colson Whitehead, author of The Underground Railroad

Lee Cuddy is seventeen years old and on the run. Betrayed by her family, she finds refuge in an abandoned building known as the Crystal Castle, which contains a sinister agenda, one hatched by a society of fanatical men set on decoding a series of powerful secrets hidden in plain sight. And they believe Lee holds the key to it all...​

Midwest Connection: Author Augustus Rose lives in Chicago and teaches fiction writing at the University of Chicago.

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Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
Codex by Lev Grossman
Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl


The Phantom Tower Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524739522
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - August 21st, 2018

"Goose bump-inducing fun."—Kirkus Reviews

Twin brothers discover their new home is also a portal--for an hour a day--to a parallel dimension in this rollicking middle-grade adventure, perfect for fans of The Mysterious Benedict Society. ​

Midwest Connection: Author lives in Chicago, IL. Hometown is Missoula, Montana.

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The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein
Greenglass House by Kate Milford