Shorewood Reads


FEATURING: The Coyotes of Carthage by Steven Wright 

Shorewood Reads is our local version of what many other communities nationally, and even globally, have done: a community-wide event centered on reading one book. 

The goal of Shorewood Reads 2022 is to unite our community through a shared reading experience. We hope you will join us!

More about The Coyotes of Carthage, our 2022 community read

The Coyotes of Carthage is  the debut novel of Wisconsin author and UW-Madison Professor Steven Wright.

  • The Washington Post book review (April 18, 2020): "Steven Wright’s ‘Coyotes of Carthage’ pulls back the curtain on how democracy works. It isn’t pretty."
  • Publishers Weekly book review (April 2021): "Wright conjures a cast of believable blue-collar locals to imagine how a local election can be manipulated through a carefully orchestrated process that includes the grooming of straw men, the crafting of rhetoric to distort issues, and the channeling of discord and dissatisfaction among the electorate to turn a campaign dirty, dangerous—and effective."
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison News (February 18, 2021): "[Wright's] debut novel combines his love of writing with his legal expertise by going behind the scenes of the often dirty business of politics."

You can request a copy of The Coyotes of Carthage via CountyCat or by calling the library to place a copy on hold at 414-847-2670.  The Coyotes of Carthage is also available digitally as an e-book or e-audiobook on the Libby app and via hoopla online or app.


Meet the Author

Steven Wright will be at Shorewood Library for the culminating event of Shorewood Reads 2022.

April 27th, 2022.

check back for more information about upcoming events and book clubs!