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Each publishing season (Jan., May, Sept.), we'll post a new Title Alert featuring upcoming Midwest titles. Use the provided links to request an ARC from the publisher.

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A Common Person and Other Stories
by R. M. Kinder
R.M. Kinder is originally from Southeast Missouri.
Pub Date: February 1, 2021
University of Notre Dame Press
ISBN: 9780268200060​

"A constant, thrilling reminder of the magic and power that resides in the people—and the animals—that surround us every day." —Whitney Terrell, The Good Lieutenant
In these colorful stories, Kinder captures the heroism of the everyday person as her characters grapple with racism, intolerance, women’s rights, gun laws, and bullying.
The Leave-Takers
by Steven Wingate
Steven Wingate is an associate professor of English at South Dakota State University.
Pub date: March 1, 2021
University of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9781496225023​

The Leave-Takers is a twenty-first-century American love story. Haunted by family ghosts and prescription pharmaceuticals, Jacob Nassedrine and Laynie Jackman fight for their marriage—and for their own emotional survival—against a starkly beautiful South Dakota backdrop that leaves nowhere to hide.
The Great Peach Experiment 1: When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Peach Pie
by Erin Soderberg Downing
Erin Soderberg Downing lives in Minneapolis.
Pub Date: April 6, 2021
ISBN: 9781645950349

Mix together a used food truck, a road trip that doesn't exactly go as planned, and a lot of pie, and you have the recipe for this sweet middle grade series starter brimming with humor, heart, and family. Perfect for readers who gobbled down The Penderwicks and The Vanderbeeks of 141st Street.
The Last Watch
by J. S. Dewes
J. S. Dewes lives in Madison, Wisconsin
Pub Date: April 20, 2021
Tor Books
ISBN: 9781250236340

The Expanse meets Game of Thrones in J.S. Dewes's fast-paced, sci-fi adventure The Last Watch.

The Divide. It’s the edge of the universe … and it’s collapsing.

The only ones who can stop it are the Sentinels. They're recruits, exiles, and court-martialed soldiers.

And they’re also humanity's last chance.
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