Michael Norman, M.A. ’73
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.
Doug 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 the Cardinals, and has been a scout for the San Diego Padres, the Seattle Mariners, and the Cincinnati Reds.
Tim W. Brown, ’83
Gival Press, 2010
A comic historical tale set in 1830s America, Tim Brown’s fourth novel entails 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 named to the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography’s “The Year in Books 2010: Best of the Cutting-Edge” list.
Michael Burke, ’82
What You Don’t Know About Men
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, and includes stories previously published in TriQuarterly and Sport Literate.