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Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014

Author tackles society’s mixed-up messages at Boswell

 What does it mean to be a “bad” feminist? In Roxanne Gay’s riveting new collection, she states that a “bad” woman’s-libber, in her mind, is someone who is full of all-too-human contradictions. This authentic and raw honesty permeates all of Gay’s stories, from her riveting tale of her own gang rape
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Julie Melby’s comic memories at Boswell Books

 Quirky putt-putt courses dot the landscape of Wisconsin, and these popular fair-weather establishments have hosted many a family vacationer. Julie Melby’s Tom Thumb mini-golf course, family owned and operated in Waupaca for 30 years, and her clever, outrageously funny My Family
Thursday, July 10, 2014

Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus at Boswell

 Let’s face it: Americans have a ubiquitous connection to “stuff.” While intrepid individuals like Henry David Thoreau and Mahatma Gandhi are revered
Thursday, June 19, 2014

Of magic, unseen enemies and alternative worlds

  Magic comes alive at Boswell Book Co. at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 22, when acclaimed fantasy writers Katherine Addison and Mary Robinette Kowal will appear in conversation with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Jim Higgins
Monday, June 9, 2014

Victor Grossman speaks at Riverwest Public House

 In 1952, an American soldier swam across the Danube River and defected to the Soviets, stating fear of prosecution by U.S. authorities for his left-leaning activities and politics. This young soldier, who was only 24 years old at the time, subsequently settled in East Germany, where he studied
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Ian Hamilton’s latest Ava Lee mystery

 Spunky heroine Ava Lee is the protagonist in author Ian Hamilton’s award-winning series that now spans six novels with the release of the newest crime-fighting drama, The Two Sisters of Borneo. Petite and wily, Ava is not your typical thrill hunter but this jet-setting Chinese Canadian forensic
Thursday, May 29, 2014

Joël Dicker’s bilingual reading at Boswell

 In 1975, a struggling writer became romantically involved with a 15-year-old New Hampshire girl and her ensuing disappearance later that summer led to the author’s arrest for murder 33 years later. This is the underlying premise for The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, a widely acclaimed
Thursday, May 22, 2014

New book on the legacy and example of a great president

 Sixty-nine years after the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt, he remains one of America’s most influential and respected presidents. While leading the country through the Great Depression, the New Deal and World War II, Roosevelt remained a staunch advocate for a progressive society
Thursday, May 15, 2014

Spy novelist David Downing comes to Mystery One and Boswell

 A century ago the world was plunged into the Great War and a captivating, intelligent new World War I espionage tale by British author David Downing melds accurate historical detail with intricately crafted plotlines as it transports readers from China to San Francisco, Britain and beyond