Representing the University of Wisconsin is Shotgun Lovesongs, written by Wisconsin native, Nickolas Butler. Leland, Hank, Ronny, and Kip are childhood friends from Little Wing, Wisconsin who have all taken very different paths in life. One of them never left town, while the other three pursued new ventures elsewhere, but when they are reunited back in their hometown expecting to pick up where they left off, they find that time has gotten in the way. Butler's saga brings small town Wisconsin to life, and examines the struggle of those who move away.
For Florida, Seduced by Randy Wayne White presents a captivating new adventure for fishing guide and part-time investigator, Hannah Smith. White's strong female lead is known for her ability to trek
through the Florida backcountry, and is soon hired to help save Florida's orange crop after it becomes threatened by disease. But it turns out that seeking out ancient orange seeds brought over by Spanish conquistadors can be a very dangerous business, and Hannah's life may be on the line.