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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

‘Epic Tale of an American Adventurer’ at Boswell Book Co.

When bicycles were introduced in the 19th century, they were largely condemned as hazardous fads; nevertheless, by the end of the century, bicycling had become not only a crucial mode of transportation, but also a popular pastime. That popularity increased after the invention of a new, safer...
Monday, June 28, 2010

Barry Eisler brings political thriller ‘Inside Out’ to Milwaukee

Fictional characters whose lives read like real-life news stories about war and political intrigue are brought into sharp focus in Inside Out, the new cutting-edge novel by Barry Eisler. Given their relevancy to today’s political climate, stories of torture, “ghost detainees” and...
Monday, May 31, 2010
The Marrowbone Marble Company offers more than just another depiction of a man aspiring to create his own utopia in the midst of post-World War II America. This sophomore release by Glenn Taylor assumes a harrowing and honest look at issues of race and class as told through the socially astute Loyal Ledford...
Friday, May 28, 2010

Book Preview

Located over 2,000 miles from the Pacific Ocean, Lake Michigan isn’t a likely Mecca for surfing aficionados; however, in the 1960s, the Williams brothers created a “Malibu of the Midwest” in Sheboygan, WI and their amazing tale that revolutionized surfing culture comes alive in William Povletich’s Some Like It Cold...
Monday, May 17, 2010
Harry Potter may have brought mainstream America to greater awareness of magic, spells and wizardry, but J.K. Rowling isn’t the only author with a handle on the fantastical. Author Robin Hobb recently released Dragon Haven, the second work in the trilogy known as “The Rain Wild Chronicles...
Monday, May 10, 2010

‘Girl in Translation’ author captures immigrant experience

Jean Kwok offers a fresh, clever take on the immigrant experience in her debut novel, Girl in Translation. At the heart of this semi-autobiographical tale is Kimberly, a bright young girl who moves from Hong Kong to Brooklyn at the age of 11. Like many newly arrived...
Monday, March 29, 2010

Program highlights Jack London’s ‘The Call of the Wild’

We’ve all heard the names—Jane Austen, Mark Twain, Charlotte Brontė, Ernest Hemingway—but sadly many of us have not read the works. In fact, according to a 2004 report from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), studies of the written word in America are declining across all ages. Perhaps even more disturbing...

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