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Huskie Bookshelf: Recent books by alumni

July 16th, 2012

hauntedMichael Norman, M.A. ’73
Haunted Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin Press, 2011

Best known for his “Haunted” series, Michael Norman has released the third edition of Haunted Wisconsin, which explores eerie accounts and unsolved mysteries from Door County to Dodgeville. An expert on all things spooky, Norman has spoken about “Haunted Hollywood” on a Travel Channel documentary and made a guest appearance on Cartoon Network’s Space Ghost Coast to Coast.

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gibsonDoug Feldmann, ’92
Gibson’s Last Stand: The Rise, Fall, and Near Misses of the St. Louis Cardinals, 1969–1975
University of Missouri Press, 2011

Penned by former Huskie football and baseball player Doug Feldmann, Gibson’s Last Stand examines one of the Cardinals’ most beloved player’s last years on the team, set against the backdrop of the turbulent ’60s and ’70s. Feldmann has written several books on the Cubs and Cardinals and has been a scout for the San Diego Padres, the Seattle Mariners, and the Cincinnati Reds.

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second actsTim W. Brown, ’83
Second Acts
Gival Press, 2010

A comic historical tale set in 1830s America, Tim Brown’s fourth novel involves time travel, a husband’s search for his estranged wife, and a mystical sidekick. Second Acts is the winner of the 2010 London Book Festival Award for General Fiction and was included on the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography’s 2010 “Best of the Cutting-Edge” list.

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menMichael Burke, ’82
What You Don’t Know About Men
iUniverse, 2011

Northern Star Hall of Famer Michael Burke has published his debut short story collection, What You Don’t Know About Men. A finalist for the Chicago Writers Association’s Book of the Year Award, the collection tells the stories of 20 men who march and stumble through life as fathers, sons, brothers, friends, and lovers. It includes stories published in TriQuarterly and Sport Literate.

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