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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...
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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Ralph Nader, Paul Salsini, Earth Day celebrations among highlights

2010 marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, and it remains as vital as ever before. Every day we confront new challenges posed by climate change and our addiction to fossilt...
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Monday, April 12, 2010

Plus: Milwaukee names its newest poet laureate

Dysfunctional families and lovable down-and-out characters have inspired many best-selling novels, and two new works of fiction continue the tradition of these winning plotlines. Up-and-coming authors Pete Nelson and Joe Meno deliver keen observations on human nature and family dramatics in their books I Thought You Were Dead and The Great Perhaps, respectively...
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Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009

Book Preview

Halloween is approaching with haste and no spooky season is complete without festive costume parties and scary tales. This week offers an array of opportunities for book lovers to revel in the spine-chilling and hair-raising stories they love to fear, as Next Chapter Bookshop in Mequon hosts a pair of haunted attractions...