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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

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For some, the adage “home is where the heart is” is a hackneyed platitude; for others, it’s a wrenching expression of an almost filial bond. In Milwaukee native Sandy Tolan’s 2006 nonfiction book, The Lemon Tree: An Arab, A Jew and the Heart of the Middle East, a Palestinian returning to his ancestral home in Ramla uses such visceral terms to describe his connection to the land from which he was expelled 20 years earlier.
Monday, May 19, 2008

Tonight @ the Downer Avenue Schwartz Bookshop - 7 p.m.

Street gangs have been blamed on all kinds of causes—from poverty, to bad parenting, to failed drug policies—but author John Hagedorn pinpoints another culprit in his new book A Word of Gangs: globalization. He examines gangs in three cities (Capetown, Chicago and Rio de Janeiro) and comes up with some . . .
Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Tonight @ the Shorewood Schwartz Bookshop - 7 p.m.

It’s gardening season again, so plenty of authors are making the rounds offering their routine gardening tips and suggestions. Wendy Johnson isn’t one of them. In her new book, Gardening at the Dragon’s Gate, she writes not of ways for us to make our plants better, but of the ways plants make us better. Through . . .
Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Tonight @ the Mequon Schwartz Bookshop - 7 p.m.

Think of Christine Schutt’s latest novel, All Souls as a less trashy version of “Gossip Girl” with a whole lot more heart. The book follows the silver-spoon lives of a private (and exclusive) all-girls school in New York City. In addition to the girls’ immaterial teenage concerns (boys, grades, popularity) they must also deal with . . .
Thursday, May 1, 2008

Tonight @ the Brookfield Schwartz Bookshop - 7 p.m.

Dog owners and outdoors lovers alike will get a kick out of nature writer Ted Kerasote’s latest book, Merle’s Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog. In it, Kerasote details 13 years of adventures spent with his dog Merle, an abandoned puppy he discovered on a rafting trip. Over time, Kerasote began to view his companion . . .
Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Tonight @ the Downer Avenue Schwartz Bookshop - 7 p.m.

As part of National Poetry Month, UWM and the Poetry Foundation partnered for a production called “The Poetry Everywhere Project” to create visual representations of films and have them screened around the country. Tonight at a 7 p.m. event at the Schwartz Bookshop Downer Avenue location, they’ll debut these films . . .
Thursday, April 24, 2008

Tonight @ the Mequon Schwartz Bookshop - 7:00 p.m.

Sports radio fixture Tom Haudricourt thinks he’s a bigger Brewers fan than you are, and he’s got the book to prove it. In his latest book, Brewers Essential, Haudricourt offers a primer in Brewers history, while providing plenty of facts and tidbits that even some of the biggest Brewers diehards might not know. He . . .
Monday, April 21, 2008

Tonight @ the Shorewood Schwartz Bookshop - 7:00 p.m.

Historical fiction author Robert Alexander returned this year with The Romanov Bride, his final novel in a trilogy about the Romanov family. This new book introduces a widowed villager who, in his grief, joins the Russian revolution, ultimately deciding the fate of a displaced grand duchess. Alexander reads from his book . . .
Thursday, April 17, 2008

Tonight @ the Downer Avenue Schwartz Bookshop - 7:00 PM

Area poets celebrate poetry month tonight with a 7 p.m. event at the Downer Avenue Schwartz Bookshop called “April Showers: Milwaukee Poets.” Steve Anderson, BJ Best, Jim Hazard, Peggy Hong, James Liddy and Chuck Stebelton will read a mix of new and previously published works.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Tonight @ the Mequon Shwartz Bookshop - 7:00 PM

In advance of the Florentine Opera’s upcoming presentation of I Capuleti e I Montecchi (Romeo and Juliet) later this month, the Schwartz Bookshop Mequon location hosts an Opera Insight program tonight at 7 p.m. featuring performers from the company and UWM’s Emiritus Professor of Theatre, Corliss Phillabaum.

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