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Monday, March 19, 2012
As its name implies, Benjamin Busch's stunning new memoir Dust to Dust is largely a meditation on life and death. Although Busch is a decorated Marine Corps officer who served two tours of duty in Iraq, Dust to Dust is much more than a war memoir...
Monday, March 12, 2012

Kevin Fox to appear in Oconomowoc

Myth, belief, identity and lasting love are all themes in Kevin Fox's Until the Next Time. When 21-year-old Sean Corrigan receives a journal belonging to an uncle he didn't even know existed, he embarks on a journey across the Atlantic—and across...
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Spring doesn't officially begin until later this month, but activity is already blooming at the local Woodland Pattern Book Center, where this week offers an array of outstanding author readings for the poetry enthusiast. First on the docket is the “Portals...
Monday, Feb. 20, 2012

Eleanor Henderson to appear at Boswell

Eleanor Henderson's eye-opening Ten Thousand Saints is an emotional tale filled with vulnerable young characters amid hard-edged settings. Ten Thousand Saints tells the story of Jude Keffy-Horn, a young boy coming of age in Vermont...
Monday, Feb. 13, 2012
What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank is a powerful, timeless collection of short stories, captured in exquisite prose. Author Nathan Englander's eight new narratives hit the full range of human emotions as they charismatically explore...
Monday, Feb. 6, 2012
Complex, intimate friendships that span decades are true examples of the power of relationships. In Lauren Fox's new book Friends Like Us, the seasoned friendship between Willa and Jane is at the heart of the story. This duo lives together...
Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011
The ukulele, which roughly translates as “the jumping flea” in a Hawaiian language, is that adorable Hawaiian instrument that resembles a miniature guitar. And now, the instrument is the subject of a new book, Ukulele Nation, by renowned local musician...
Monday, Oct. 3, 2011

Also: Wisconsin Humane Society hosts Jon Katz

Paul McComas is a multidimensional performance artist whose high-energy acts have transfixed audiences for more than 20 years...
Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011

Best-selling author to speak at Boswell Book Co.

In a stark and honest first-person voice, the 89-year-old storyteller of Sebastian Barry's latest novel recounts her life as though mesmerized by its occurrences, weaving a tale of hope and despair that is both epic and engrossing. On Canaan's Side...
Monday, Sept. 19, 2011

Lisa McMann to talk at West Allis Public Library

Good books appeal to those outside of a single target market, as evidenced by today's many Young Adult (YA) narratives that are satisfying readers of all ages. YA “teen” novels tend to...

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