Madeline Island Book Club – Jun. 2024 – On the Streets of Bayfield

Madeline Island Library 1 Library Street, La Pointe, WI, United States

On the Streets of Bayfield -

On the Streets of Bayfield explores the history of the town from its creation in 1856, through its heyday as an industrial town and tourist mecca and its survival during the Great Depression.

Madeline Island Book Club – Jul. 2024 – Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians but Were Afraid to Ask

Madeline Island Library 1 Library Street, La Pointe, WI, United States

What have you always wanted to know about Indians? Do you feel like you should already know the answers—or are concerned that your questions may be offensive? For more than a decade, Anton Treuer's clear, candid, and informative book has answered questions for tens of thousands of readers.

Madeline Island Book Club – Aug. 2024 – Orchid Muse

Madeline Island Library 1 Library Street, La Pointe, WI, United States

The epitome of floral beauty, orchids have long fostered works of art, tales of adventure, and scientific discovery. Tenacious plant hunters have traversed continents to collect rare specimens; naturalists and shoguns have marveled at orchids’ seductive architecture; royalty and the smart set have adorned themselves with their allure.

Madeline Island Book Club – Sep. 2024 – Killers of the Flower Moon

Madeline Island Library 1 Library Street, La Pointe, WI, United States

In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.

Book Club – Oct. 2024 – The Good Country

Madeline Island Library 1 Library Street, La Pointe, WI, United States

A History of the American Midwest, 1800–1900 - At the center of American history is a hole—a gap where some scholars’ indifference or disdain has too long stood in for the true story of the American Midwest. A first-ever chronicle of the Midwest’s formative century, The Good Country restores this American heartland to its central place in the nation’s history.

Madeline Island Book Club – Nov. 2024 – In the Garden of the Righteous

Madeline Island Library 1 Library Street, La Pointe, WI, United States

The Heroes Who Risked Their Lives to Save Jews During the Holocaust -

Less than a century ago, the Second World War took the lives of more than fifty million people; more than six million of them were systematically exterminated through crimes of such enormity that a new name to describe the horror was coined: the Holocaust. Yet amid such darkness, there were glimmers of light—courageous individuals who risked everything to save those hunted by the Nazis.