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Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013

A toast to the Badger State’s bars and breweries

 Let’s all raise a glass to Wisconsin, a state that has dominated the brewing industry for centuries. Bottoms Up: A Toast to Wisconsin’s Historic Bars and Breweries toasts the historic taverns that have made our state famous by
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Nick Turse’ ‘Kill Anything that Moves’

 Controversy has always surrounded the Vietnam War, and now journalist and historian Nick Turse shockingly exposes previously unheard of atrocities his new book Kill Anything that Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam. The
Sunday, July 21, 2013
 Now that summer is here in full force, city and county parks are filled with visitors engaging in typical summertime activities, including the art of flying kites. Author Craig Wilson has taken the hobby of kite flying a step further
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Two sisters skip town in Jeannette Walls’ new novel

 Filled with unpredictable plot twists and heartbreakingly tender relationships, Jeannette Walls’ newest novel, The Silver Star, is the story of two young sisters struggling to survive in a harsh adult world. Precocious 12-year-old
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Young adult novel explores a dystopian future

 In a bleak world ravaged by war and natural disaster, it’s up to the next generation of young leaders to piece society back together. The Testing, the first novel in a new young adult trilogy by author Joelle Charbonneau
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Wisconsin’s David Rhodes returns with a new novel

David Rhodes, who brought readers the compassionate small-town tale Driftless in 2008, returns with an emotionally rich new novel set in the same fictional locale of Words, Wis. more than 10 years after Driftless
Thursday, May 30, 2013

Book fair, music and more this weekend

More than 25 independent literary presses will be participating in the Second Annual Midwest Small Press Festival, a unique and varied event that will be held in Milwaukee over the weekend of May 31-June 2. The affair will feature
Monday, May 20, 2013

Alex Grecian’s Victorian thriller

 The sequel to Alex Grecian’s bestselling historical thriller The Yard is a dark mystery set in Victorian England that follows Scotland Yard’s newly established “Murder Squad.” In The Black Country, Inspector Walter Day and his
Monday, April 29, 2013

James Causey’s new novel struggles with urban violence

 Twisted, a new book by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist James E. Causey, is the sequel to his 2011 release The Twist. Both stories center around the young journalist Travon Brown and his struggle to make sense of an urban