Lainey of the Door Islands A Small Earnest Question: Volume 4 In the Unsettled Homeland of Dreams Tear It Down Death's Door: True Tales of Tragedy, Mystery, and Bravery from the Great Lakes' Most Dangerous Waters The Wild One Light It Up
The Breaker The Light Keeper's Legacy Hello? The Prophecy of the Wolf Death's Door: True Tales of Tragedy, Mystery, and Bravery from the Great Lakes' Most Dangerous Waters North of the Tension Line: Volume 1 Mythos of the Door
In the Unsettled Homeland of Dreams Death Stalks Door County Living and Dying on the Factory Floor: From the Outside in and the Inside Out A Death in Door County The Audacity of Goats: A Novel Volume 2 Ten Years Behind the Mast: The Voyage of the Theodora 'r' Burning Bright
Reflections on a Life in Exile The Prophecy of the Wolf A Death in Door County The Light Keeper's Legacy The Drifter Death Rides the Ferry Plunge: Midlife with snorkel

Island Related Reads

Island Related Reads

By Fair Isle Books
Death's Door: True Tales of Tragedy, Mystery, and Bravery from the Great Lakes' Most Dangerous Waters

Death's Door: True Tales of Tragedy, Mystery, and Bravery from the Great Lakes' Most Dangerous Waters

Barbara Joosse and Renée Graef

$14.95 $13.90

Our newest island title, appropriate for elementary school to adult. The 5 tales in this quick read that highlights stories that bring alive the truth of the name "Death's Door" include the island tragedy of the ibasketball teams' ill fated drive across winter ice.

The Prophecy of the Wolf

The Prophecy of the Wolf

Thomas Davis

$19.24

It's here! The book Deb asked Tom to write so many years ago about native people on our island and on the peninsula. Following the success of his historical fiction book in 2020 (Unsettled Homeland) this book is also presented as a historical fiction book based on extensive research and with the benefit of Tom's long association with multiple tribal colleges. Enjoy!

A Death in Door County

A Death in Door County

Annelise Ryan

$27.00 $25.11

An engaging new mystery with much set on our island by Penguin Random House Author Annelise Ryan. With the main character a bookshop owner in Door County, what's not to love!

The Light Keeper's Legacy

The Light Keeper's Legacy

Kathleen Ernst

$16.95

We sold our 500th copy of this book in the shop this summer - a perennial favorite historical mystery set on Rock Island.

In the Unsettled Homeland of Dreams

In the Unsettled Homeland of Dreams

Thomas Davis

$19.24

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.

Lainey of the Door Islands

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: Volume 4

A Small Earnest Question: Volume 4

J. F. Riordan

$24.95 $23.20

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

Death Rides the Ferry

Patricia Skalka

$24.95 $23.20

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?

Hello?

Liza Wiemer

$9.95 $9.25

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

North of the Tension Line: Volume 1

J. F. Riordan

$16.95 $15.76

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: A Novel Volume 2

The Audacity of Goats: A Novel Volume 2

J. F. Riordan

$16.95 $15.76

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

Death Stalks Door County

Patricia Skalka

$16.95 $15.76

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

Reflections on a Life in Exile

J. F. Riordan

$14.95 $13.90

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

The Drifter

Nick Petrie

$17.00 $15.81

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

Burning Bright

Nick Petrie

$16.00 $14.88

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

Light It Up

Nick Petrie

$17.00 $15.81

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

Tear It Down

Nick Petrie

$9.99 $9.29

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

The Breaker

Nick Petrie

$9.99 $9.29

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

The Wild One

Nick Petrie

$9.99 $9.29

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

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

David Ranney

$15.00 $13.95

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'

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

Plunge: Midlife with snorkel

Fritz Damler and Mari Anderson

$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.

Mythos of the Door

Mythos of the Door

Thomas Davis

$16.95 $15.76

A new release by the bestselling author of our island historical fiction "Unsettled Homeland" below, this title includes a Christmas Poem for the island.