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Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

Novelist Mark Slouka at Boswell

Mark Slouka’s new book entitled Brewster, for the upstate New York town where it takes place, is a memorable coming-of-age story of an unlikely high school friendship. It is the turbulent 1960s and 16-year-olds Jon Mosher and Ray Cappicciano, both from troubled homes, unexpectedly
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Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014

MIAD graduate poses her feline in adorable pictures

Cat lovers, the wait is over. A zany new book of photography features a feisty feline named AC posing in an array of outrageous handmade costumes. The Best Cat Book Ever: Super-Amazing, 100% Awesome is Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design graduate Kate Funk’s first dive into
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Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Neuroscientist explores ‘The Emotional Life of Your Brain’

Dissecting everything from autism to depression, a groundbreaking new book entitled The Emotional Life of Your Brain provides an eye-opening look at how the brain works. UW-Madison neuroscientist Richard J. Davidson and science writer Sharon Begley demonstrate how a half-dozen
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Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Author F. Paul Wilson at Mystery One

Prolific science fiction, fantasy and horror author F. Paul Wilson is out with a new release that brings a shocking conclusion to the supernatural thriller series Repairman Jack. In Fear City, Wilson pens his eighteenth installment centered around many reader’s favorite serial character
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Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

Finding courage to heal in Bret Anthony Johnston’s novel

It is summer in the swelteringly hot town of Southport, Texas, when the seemingly impossible happens. Young Justin Campbell, who disappeared four years earlier at the age of 12, is suddenly reunited with his family after a flea market vendor recognizes him from one of the countless
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Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

Rethinking food at Boswell Book Co.

Organic farming has been recognized as safer, healthier and more sustainable, but consumers continue to question the merits of organic food at the grocery store. Are the higher prices worth the cost? Are organic products really better for us and the environment
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Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

Shorewood-born author reads at Boswell

A deeply touching, adventure-filled new novel by award-winning Shorewood-born writer Peter Fromm follows an intrepid river-running couple whose love for the water surmounts life’s many difficulties. For Maddy and Dalt, the main characters in Fromm’s new book If Not For This, life on
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Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Many literary events this week in Milwaukee

Nineteenth-century poet, author and naturalist Henry David Thoreau once said, “The world is but a canvas to our imagination.” Deeply concerned with protecting the environment and treasuring our natural landmarks, Thoreau even today remains one of the country’s foremost
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Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

Author Anna Schmidt at the Marshall Building for Gallery Night

A new, moving World War II novel with connections to Wisconsin tells the little-known story of German refugees who, on Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s orders, sailed to New York to escape the repressive Nazi regime. Safe Haven, the third book in author Anna Schmidt’s Peacemaker
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Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

How to sound smart and avoid Twitterspeak

What makes for good writing style: sparse or ornate, classical or practical? Questions about writing styles and the English language can be terribly confusing, but a recently released concise and surprisingly entertaining style guide by world-renowned cognitive scientist Steven Pinker