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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

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Decades before environmentalism emerged as a leading social issue, wilderness preservationist Aldo Leopold was professing his "land ethic" philosophy that encouraged the public to live in harmony with the physical world through greater reverence toward the land. Leopold's innovative ideals of eco-protection and...
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Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011

Best-selling author talks ‘When the Killing’s Done’

When the Killing’s Done is a timely and socially conscious look at 21st-century idealism and the asperities people surmount in order to live up to the values they espouse. This powerful new novel by T.C. Boyle spotlights...
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Monday, Feb. 7, 2011

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Perhaps no place on Earth is changing faster than China. And while today the country is viewed as an economic force, Americans seldom receive insight into the people behind the country’s financial boom. In Country Driving, named one of The Economist’s “Books of the Year,” U.S. reporter Peter Hessler...
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Monday, Jan. 31, 2011

Helen Simonson comes to Next Chapter Bookshop

Major Pettigrew is an archetypal British gentleman: staunchly reserved and properly mannered with a wry English wit (and, of course, a fond appreciation for tea). In Helen Simonson’s debut novel, Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, this decorous title character finds himself unexpectedly courting a woman that the local community deems...
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Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011

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Words influence our actions and beliefs; whether in printed publications or everyday conversations, language frames how we make sense of our environment. Woodland Pattern Book Center’s annual Poetry Marathon is a local celebration dedicated to promoting the literary community in Milwaukee and preserving the authenticity of the written and spoken word...
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Monday, Jan. 17, 2011

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The Sentry, the impressive new thriller by Robert Crais, is the third in a series featuring the quiet, fearless ex-L.A.P.D. officer and mercenary Joe Pike. The Sentry uses a combination of first-person detective work, shockingly complex plotlines and powerful characters to capture readers right from the start...
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Monday, Jan. 10, 2011

Local author to discuss lively, well-researched work at Next Chapter Bookshop

Every day a sea of Milwaukeeans passes by the 2300 block of South Lincoln Memorial Drive, the site of the Port of Milwaukee, but few city residents are aware of its rich history or its bustling...
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Monday, Dec. 13, 2010

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Poet and community activist Ching-In Chen is scheduled to make an appearance at Woodland Pattern Book Center Dec. 17 as part of the center’s “Redletter” reading series. Ching-In is the author of The Heart’s Traffic, an engrossing book-length sequence of poetry crafted with a passionate voice and riveting...

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