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The Great Sand Fracas of Ames County

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The Great Sand Fracas of Ames County
A Novel
Jerry Apps

“Once again, Jerry Apps has tapped into a highly controversial issue to explore contemporary Midwestern values—historical preservation versus forces of change, environmental protection versus economic opportunity. And once again, Apps succeeds brilliantly. He is an articulate and forceful voice for the Wisconsin ethos.”
—Jerry Minnich, author of The Wisconsin Almanac

 

Assault with a Deadly Lie

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Assault with a Deadly Lie
A Nick Hoffman Novel of Suspense
Lev Raphael

“In Assault with a Deadly Lie, the ivory tower topples under a barrage of guns and violence. Nick Hoffman and his partner find that literature and an idyllic domestic life are no match for a deranged character’s revenge conspiracy.”
—Lynn C. Miller, author of Death of a Department Chair

 

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Star Lake Saloon and Housekeeping Cottages
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The Tree of Life: A Trilogy of Life in the Lodz Ghetto
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The Tree of Life: A Trilogy of Life in the Lodz Ghetto
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Alligators May Be Present
A Novel
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The German Officer’s Boy
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Barnstorm
Contemporary Wisconsin Fiction
Edited by Raphael Kadushin
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Things No Longer There
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Things No Longer There
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Fred in Love
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Spring 2005

A Guest for the Night
OUT OF PRINT

 

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Fall 2004

 

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OUT OF PRINT

 

In the Heart of the Seas
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Fall 2004

 

Business Confronts Terrorism
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Fall 2004

The Letters of Mina Harker
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The Letters of Mina Harker
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Fall 2004

 

Sailing to the Far Horizon
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Sailing to the Far Horizon
The Restless Journey and Tragic Sinking of a Tall Ship
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Fall 2004

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OUT OF PRINT

 

Lying Together
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Isaac Bashevis Singer and the Lower East Side
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Isaac Bashevis Singer and the Lower East Side
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Fall 2004

Fratricide in the Holy Land
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Fratricide in the Holy Land
A Psychoanalytic View of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
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Fall 2004

 

Something I Said?
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Something I Said?
Innuendo and Out the Other
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Fall 2004

Death Claims
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Death Claims
A Dave Brandstetter Mystery
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Fall 2004

 

Fadeout
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Fadeout
A Dave Brandstetter Mystery
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Fall 2004

Murder in Hollywood
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Murder in Hollywood
Solving a Silent Screen Mystery
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Fall 2004

 

American Mischief
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American Mischief
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Fall 2004

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Giant
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Fall 2004

 

A Letter to Harvey Milk
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A Letter to Harvey Milk
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Dancing Away an Anxious Mind
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Dancing Away an Anxious Mind
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The Tree of Life: A Trilogy of Life in the Lodz Ghetto
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The Tree of Life: A Trilogy of Life in the Lodz Ghetto
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The Manor and The Estate
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The Tenement Saga
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Blue Daughter of the Red Sea
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Wonderlands
Good Gay Travel Writing
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Edmund Goulding’s Dark Victory
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Level 7
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The Jewish Women of Ravensbrück Concentration Camp
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Black Eye
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Black Eye
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Nowhere in Africa
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Nowhere in Africa
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Oy Pioneer!
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A Friend of Kissinger
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