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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Book Review

Every family has a history worth chronicling, and John Schissler Jr., a self-published author and retired Milwaukee Public Schools teacher, has spent decades researching his clan's narrative during and after World War II, culminating in the autobiography Passage: The Making of an American Family...
Monday, July 18, 2011

Boyd Morrison to visit Mystery One Bookstore

An international mystery by thrill-writer Boyd Morrison blends explosive, fast-paced 21st-century exploits with centuries-old intrigue. The Vault begins with an exhilarating high-stakes robbery that leaves all but one conspirator dead. The sole survivor takes possession of a 2,000-year-old Greek manuscript penned...
Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Milwaukee's Calderone-Stewart to appear at Boswell

In Lisa-Marie Calderone-Stewart's Made to Write, 51-year-old Nellie Massa decides to enter a religious order. First, however, she must reflect on her life through correspondence...
Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Rebecca Makkai discusses debut novel at Next Chapter

Book lovers are sure to savor The Borrower, the debut novel by Chicago writer Rebecca Makkai. Main character Lucy is a children's librarian who delights in recommending just the right book and whose intelligent speech is peppered with literary references. But this discontented 26-year-old woman didn't...
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...
Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Book Preview

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...
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...
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...