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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Also: Douglas Armstrong visits Books & Co.

If you are wondering whether one person can really make a difference in the world, look no further than Twesigye Jackson Kaguri. In A School for My Village, Kaguri provides...
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

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Author Darin Strauss' searing Half a Life is more than a moving portrait of a tragic accident. This powerful, award-winning memoir is also a tale of hope, a coming-of-age journey of a boy becoming a man, and a fresh look at what it means to be human...
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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Craig Johnson visits Next Chapter Bookshop

The celebrated genres of crime fiction and Western adventure are brought together in Hell Is Empty, the seventh chronicle in novelist Craig Johnson's best-selling Walt Longmire series. Hell Is Empty is the latest installment in an epic saga that is currently in production as a television movie to air on TNT. At the heart of...
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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Boswell hosts best-selling author Nathaniel Philbrick

Because early American history is often entangled in misinformation, modern historians are obliged to try to differentiate fact from fiction. Nathaniel Philbrick, recognized as a maritime expert following his best-selling chronicles Mayflower and In the Heart of the Sea, heads for land in a narrative depiction of the infamous...
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Monday, April 25, 2011

Author Julie Orringer to visit Boswell

Julie Orringer's impassioned first novel documents an oft-forgotten tragedy within the familiar literary topic of World War II and the Holocaust. Mixing religion and historical fact with a compelling narrative, The Invisible Bridge paints a stunning picture of world...
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Sunday, April 17, 2011

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The saying "April showers bring May flowers" comes with no certainty; what is certain, however, is that each April the beauty and allure found in poetry and the environment will be commemorated no matter what the weather brings. National Poetry Month and...
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Monday, Sept. 20, 2010

Also: South Milwaukee Public Library hosts renowned children’s book author

Joshua Ferris’ debut novel, Then We Came to the End, is not only a story of workers struggling through the daily grind of corporate America, it is also an engaging and bittersweet look...
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Monday, Sept. 13, 2010

Plus: UWM hosts former poet laureate Rita Dove

Romance, mystery and ghosts inhabit the enchanting new novel by best-selling author Jennifer Crusie. Maybe This Time centers around Andie Miller, a 34-year-old divorcée whose hopes of moving on from the past come to an abrupt halt when her ex-husband beseeches her to care for two orphaned children...
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Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010

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Our city’s “Eat Local Challenge” (through Sept. 14; www.eatlocalmilwaukee.org) encourages Milwaukeeans to reflect on what we consume and where it comes from as a way to inspire us to eat healthy and live lightly. Stepping outside of the industrial food model and our consumer-driven, fast-paced, fast-food culture by purchasing locally grown food at farmers’ markets and natural food stores is becoming...