Island Related Reads

By Fair Isle Books

By Fair Isle Books

The Runaway

Nick Petrie

$27.00 $24.84

The latest in the bestselling series from longtime island summer resident Nick Petrie, this one earned a shout out in the New York Times Book Review - congrats Nick!

In the Unsettled Homeland of Dreams

Thomas Davis

$18.99

Winner of the 2020 Edna Ferber Award for the best fiction book published by a Wisconsin Author, this historical fiction work by Door County author Tom Davis follows the lives of a group of slaves and free blacks who lived on the island in a fishing village in West Harbor. Based on a true settlement and researched by Tom whose was a professor of history during his career.

Eating Wild Japan: Tracking the Culture of Foraged Foods, with a Guide to Plants and Recipes

Winifred Bird and Paul Poynter

$18.95 $17.43

Winnie moved to our island this year with her family, but before that she spent considerable time in Japan, and this is one of the fascinating results!

Wolf Children: AME & Yuki (Light Novel)

Mamoru Hosoda

$20.00 $18.40

This is one of the many books Winnie has translated to English from Japanese. and the one that sold the day after we put it on the shelf!

Lainey of the Door Islands

Judy DuCharme

$16.99

A new historical fiction book set on Washington, Rock, and Pilot Islands during the 1800s with a protagonist who grows up living in 2 different lighthouses. The author who lives in Door County draws on her background as a devotional writer in this novel.

A Small Earnest Question, 4

J. F. Riordan

$24.95

An inn that sounds a great deal like the Hotel Washington makes an appearance in this 4 novel set on the island in the North of the Tension Line series. Yoga, poetry writing ferry captains, and also goats return in the latest installment due to publish August 3 2020

Death Rides the Ferry

Patricia Skalka

$24.95

Patricia Skalka has a home in Door County and this book her Door County Mystery series is set primarity on the island. It is number 4 in the series but can be read independently.

Hello?

Liza Wiemer

$9.95

A Young Adult book that is equally loved by adults, it is set on Washington Island and in Sturgeon Bay. Told in the unique voices of 5 teens (the poet's chapters are in verse, the aspiring screen writer as a script, the potter from the island has sections illustrated with lovely island scenes on pottery & more) this book tackles grief and more but definitely captures the island spirit of community.

North of the Tension Line, Volume 1

J. F. Riordan

$16.95 $15.59

J.F. Riordan loves to visit Washington Island in the winter and write in a friends cottage on the north shore. This is the 1st in her series of novels set on our island. In it, the main character Fiona accepts a dare that she cannot survive the winter on the island. Escape to the island with her.

The Audacity of Goats, Volume 2

J. F. Riordan

$16.95 $15.59

There are indeed goats on our island, and they take center stage in this novel, the second in Riordan's North of the Tension Line series

Death Stalks Door County

Patricia Skalka

$16.95 $15.59

Patricia Skalka has a home in Door County and her Door County Mystery series starts with this book, which has a portion set on Washington Island

Reflections on a Life in Exile

J. F. Riordan

$14.95 $13.75

This beautiful collection of essays by the author of the North of the Tension Line series highlight many things people love about our island. Not all essays are set on the island, but some of Deb's favorites are.

The Drifter

Nick Petrie

$17.00 $15.64

Author Nick Petrie grew up spending his summers on Washington Island, and still comes each year. Enjoy his best selling series - this is book #1 in it.

Burning Bright

Nick Petrie

$16.00 $14.72

Author Nick Petrie grew up spending his summers on Washington Island, and still comes each year. Enjoy his best selling series - this is book #2

Light It Up

Nick Petrie

$17.00 $15.64

Author Nick Petrie grew up spending his summers on Washington Island, and still comes each year. Enjoy his best selling series - this is book #3

Tear It Down

Nick Petrie

$9.99 $9.19

Author Nick Petrie grew up spending his summers on Washington Island, and still comes each year. Enjoy his best selling series - this is book #4

The Breaker

Nick Petrie

$9.99 $9.19

Author Nick Petrie grew up spending his summers on Washington Island, and still comes each year. Enjoy his best selling series - this is book #5

The Wild One

Nick Petrie

$9.99 $9.19

Author Nick Petrie grew up spending his summers on Washington Island, and still comes each year. Enjoy his best selling series - this is book #6

Living and Dying on the Factory Floor: From the Outside in and the Inside Out

David Ranney

$15.00 $13.80

Island resident and emeritus Professor David Ranney's vivid memoir describes his work experiences between 1976 and 1982 in the factories of southeast Chicago and northwest Indiana.

Ten Years Behind the Mast: The Voyage of the Theodora 'r'

Mr Fritz L. Damler

$14.00

Island resident Fritz Damler's 1st book highlights a ten year circumnavigation in a 35 ft. classic wooden cutter. From shark attacks and hundred foot waves to Africa's Okavango Swamp and the Australian Outback, Fritz Damler's decade at sea has it all.

Plunge: Midlife with snorkel

Mari Anderson and Fritz Damler

$14.00

Island residents Mari Anderson and Fritz Damler, both forty-something, said no to a safe and scripted midlife and yes to saltwater, sand and the longest consecutive string of bad hair days ever recorded. With the ink barely dry on their marriage certificate, they rescued an old boat, loaded it with building supplies and pointed the bow toward a remote Bahamian island.

Thelma and the Whore of Babylon: One Boat. Two Spirits. Big Trouble.

Fritz Damler

$14.00

Island resident Fritz Damler presents a novel based on his years circumnavigating the globe on a sailboat. In this book we learn that all boats have spirits. This one has two, and they don't get along.