A. Manette Ansay grew up in Wisconsin among 67 cousins and over 200 second cousins. She is the author of seven novels, including Good Things I Wish You (July, 2009), Vinegar Hill, an Oprah Book Club Selection, and Midnight Champagne, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, as well as a short story collection, Read This and Tell Me What It Says, and a memoir, Limbo. Her awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Grant, a Pushcart Prize, the Nelson Algren Prize, and two Great Lakes Book Awards. She lives with her daughter in Florida, where she teaches in the MFA program at the University of Miami.

Book List in Order:7 titles

  • The acclaimed author of Vinegar Hill returns with a story of two unlikely romances--one historical, the other modern-day--separated by thousands of miles and well over a century. Battling feelings of loss and apathy in the wake of a painful divorc...


  • From New York Times bestselling author A. Manette Ansay comes an unforgettable story of two families united by tragedy -- and one woman's deeply emotional journey toward a choice she'd never thought possible.On an ordinary morning in Fox Harbor, Wisc...


  • April Liesgang and Caleb Shannon have known each other for just three short months, so their Valentine's Day wedding at a chapel near the shores of Lake Michigan has both families in an uproar. As the festivities unfold (and the cash bar opens), ever...


  • In April 1991, in a little Wisconsin town about a hundred miles southwest of the town where I grew up, a misfit boy was kidnapped by a group of high school kids who, later, would testify they'd merely meant to frighten him, to drive him around for a...


  • "When my brother disappeared in 1984, I began to see myself in the third person as if my life were a story being told to someone else."Abigail Schiller lives a seemingly normal childhood in a rural Catholic commuinity in Wisconsin. But that life is s...


  • In her first full-length story collection, author A. Manette Ansay explores the rural Midwest landscape and the people who inhabit it: ordinary folk with extraordinary inner lives, struggling to make sense of the isolated, sometimes painful, and ofte...


  • In a stark, troubling, yet ultimately triumphant celebration of self-determination, award-winning author A. Manette Ansay re-creates a stifling world of guilty and pain, and the tormented souls who inhabit it. It is 1972 when circumstance carries Ell...