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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...
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Friday, Aug. 27, 2010

Heather McElhatton’s grown-up take on ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’

Many Gen-Xers will recall the “Choose Your Own Adventure” children’s books, where the reader assumes the guise of the main character and is able to determine how the story should progress, leading to multiple plotlines and fresh, divergent escapades with the single jump of a page. In Million...
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Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010
When “The Simpsons” hit the TV scene 20-plus years ago—with Homer’s satirical ignorance years away from international renown—who would have conceived that today’s professors would be designing lectures built around this cartoon family? Currently in its 22nd year on television, Springfield’s iconic...
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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Personal letters detail romance during the Great Depression

In a 21st-century world dominated by high-tech convenience, a love letter today, if such a curiosity still exists, most likely would be delivered as a cursory Facebook message...
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Friday, May 7, 2010

Murder Writer at Mystery One

On May 11, thrill writer Andrew Grant’s newest release, Die Twice, will hit the stands and the author himself will make a Milwaukee appearance at Mystery One Bookshop. Die Twice, Grant’s second publication, is already being heralded as an adrenaline-raising page-turner, brimming with...
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Monday, May 3, 2010

‘Little Women’ author stars in Kelly O’Connor McNees’ historical fiction

The finest literary collection would not be complete without Louisa May Alcott’s timeless classic, Little Women. Perhaps no other fiction writer is more strongly connected to a character of her own creation than Alcott is with Jo March. It is no secret that Alcott...
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Monday, April 26, 2010

Plus: Richard Cutler’s memoir and a poetry reading

The enchantment of our natural surroundings grows stronger in spring, when the sight of flowers blooming, the sound of birds returning north and the smell of greening lawns and gardens heighten the senses. Amy Lou Jenkins, author of the upcoming Every Natural Fact: Five Seasons of Open-Air...