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Monday, Feb. 11, 2013

The story of Milwaukee garage rock

 Garage rock first gained popularity in the U.S. in the 1960s and today garage bands continue to find their way into the mainstream of rock ‘n’ roll. Perfect for both fans of rock and students of history, Peter Roller’s new book Milwaukee Garage Bands: Generations of Grassroots Rock follows
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Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013

Inspector Rebus stands in another man’s grave

Author Ian Rankin’s thrilling new crime novel, Standing in Another Man’s Grave, reunites readers with beloved protagonist Inspector John Rebus as he seeks the truth surrounding a series of seemingly unconnected disappearances in Edinburgh, Scotland. It’s been five years since homicide
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Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013
Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker by bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini is an expansive historical novel that follows one freedwoman’s journey from simple seamstress to the First Lady’s confidante. The book opens in 1860 with the
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Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013

Thomas Maltman’s meditation on small town tragedy

 Tragically, shootings in small town America have become all too frequent. Author Thomas Maltman chronicles one community’s reaction to a deadly shooting in his new book Little Wolves. This meditation on violence centers
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Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012
The poems in High Art & Love Poems by Keith Gaustad are striking with their smart language and unique lyrics. These concise and deliberate chapbook poems are submerged in deep feeling while being accessible to all readers by offering a...
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Monday, Aug. 20, 2012
Meet Tom Hartwig, an 80-something farmer in small-town Wisconsin whose favorite hobby is firing his homemade cannons. Hartwig is at the center of Michael Perry's touching memoir, Visiting Tom: A Man, a Highway, and the Road to Roughneck...