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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
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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
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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
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Friday, April 26, 2013

Short Stories from Odette County

In the mythical town of Odette County, Wis., hard-working citizens face the trials and tribulations of rural life in a series of compelling tales. Farmer’s Almanac: A Work of Fiction is a collection of short stories by Chris Fink that
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Friday, April 26, 2013

Nicholas Dettmann’s Inspirational Time-Travel Narrative

 Nicholas Dettmann’s debut novel, A Life Worth Dreaming About, follows the inspiring story of Carl Robertson as he moves from the rural Midwest to New York City. At age 32, Robertson acts like your modern-day Scrooge until he
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Friday, April 19, 2013

How the Windy City built the American Dream

 In The Third Coast: When Chicago Built the American Dream, Chicago native Thomas Dyja transports readers to a time in the Windy City’s recent past when artists and innovators flourished. Focusing on the years between
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Friday, April 12, 2013

Sex, Death and Religion

 Humor and religion may not seem synonymous, especially these days, but theologian Daniel Maguire merges the two in his funny and contemplative new book A Merry Memoir of Sex, Death, and Religion. This enlightening memoir
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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Novelist Jerry Apps on rural life in transition

Over the years farming has transitioned from operating primarily as a family business to the proliferation of large agri-farms, a switch hard felt in many small towns across the American Midwest. Author Jerry Apps’ timely new 
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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Cara Black’s Latest Noir Mystery

 A good sleuth is hard to come by, and intelligent and unpredictable Aimée Leduc prides herself on being one of the best. This Parisian private investigator returns to star in author Cara Black’s new noir mystery Murder Below
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Thursday, March 14, 2013
 John Yau is an award-winning poet, fiction writer and critic. His latest work, Further Adventures in Monochrome, delves into identity and aging through poems that are at once insightful and enigmatic. Yau earned his bachelor’s