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Thursday, March 27, 2008

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

Two imaginative, burgeoning authors read from their latest works tonight at 7 p.m. at the Schwartz Bookshop Downer Avenue location: Kevin Brockmeier and Tod Wodicka. Brockmeier’s latest is a collection of solemn and often beautiful short stories which bur the boundaries between fantasy and literary fiction . . .
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008

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

As a child, Felicia Sullivan essentially raised herself with no parental support as she navigated Brooklyn in the 1980s, but just when she seemed to have endured the worst of it, as she was graduating from college her troubled mother disappeared without a trace. Tonight at 7 p.m., Sullivan reads from her new . . .
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008

Tonight @ the Schwartz Bookshop, Brookfield - 7:00 PM

Doug Schmidt set out to pinpoint the roots of Milwaukee’s continued interest in bowling in his latest book, They Came to Bowl, ultimately linking the sport’s local popularity to our city’s German heritage. In the process, he also dug up plenty of amusing anecdotes and factual tidbits. Tonight Schmidt talks . . .
Monday, Jan. 28, 2008

Tonight @ Schwartz Bookshop, Shorewood - 7:00 PM

When Pauline Chen began med school in the ’80s, she was instructed to distance herself from her patients, and in particular to suppress any feelings she might have about the terminals ones. Although dedicated to her craft, she found it difficult to become so emotionally removed . In her wildly well received new . . .
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008

Tonight @ the Schwartz Bookshop, Shorewood - 7:00 PM

In former Milwaukee Journal writer Phil Nero’s first fiction book, Twice Upon a Time, an accident sends a soldier more than 30 years into the past, to the turbulent winter of 1970, a time when the Vietnam war was still raging. It’s not long before the soldier begins to see clear parallels between that war and the current one in Iraq.
Monday, Jan. 21, 2008

Tonight @ the Schwartz Bookshop in Brookfield - 7:00 PM

The motherless, impressionable teenage protagonist in Paula McLain’s debut novel, A Ticket To Ride finds a mentor of sorts in her cool, older cousin, Fawn, but over the course of a tragic 1973 summer, she slowly begins to realize what an unfortunate role model Fawn . . .

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