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Jason Reynold’s new middle-grade book Patina, the second volume in his Track series, is an entertaining story of four unlikely teammates, each with personal demons who are doing their best to outrun their teenage angst and anxiety. He will ... Read more

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A quartet of uniquely talented authors, writing in the styles of prose, poetry, and memoir, will visit Boswell Book Co. on Aug. 21 to share intimate human stories of both fact and fiction. Read more

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In his novel The Dark Net, Benjamin Percy transforms Portland, Ore. into a virtually ravaged society on the verge of imminent invasion by a violent horde of demons. Read more

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In 1976, the year Bianca Marais was born, the Soweto uprising in South Africa ended with the violent deaths of hundreds of black school children who were gunned down by police for protesting against,Books Read more

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In Studs Terkel: Politics, Culture, But Mostly Conversation, Alan Wieder has compiled over 100 interviews with people who knew Terkel in both his public and private lives. Wieder will appear at Woodland Pattern Book Center for a reading at ... Read more

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In a stunningly creative new book of poetry, Impersonations, Milwaukee poet Mark Zimmermann has used the lipogram style by limiting his prose to only the letters contained in the names of the historical and contemporary characters that are ... Read more

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Tracing Orson Welles’ roots from his Midwestern upbringing through his early successes, award-winning Milwaukee writer Patrick McGilligan’s Young Orson: The Years of Luck and Genius on the Path to Citizen Kane is a sweeping narrative, groun... Read more

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Milwaukee author and educator James K. Nelson traces the origins of modern education movements in Milwaukee in his new book Educating Milwaukee: How One City’s History of Segregation and Struggle Shaped Its Schools. He will speak at Boswell... Read more

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All American Boys is a powerful, timely new book by award-winning co-authors Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely that brings the recent news headlines surrounding police brutality and the incendiary issues of racial profiling into sharp focus.... Read more

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In their new book $2.00 a day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer cite the connection between a sharp rise in poverty and the simultaneous decline in government public assistance between 1996-2011. Shae... Read more

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Novelist Richard Kadrey will discuss the latest installment in his paranormal Sandman Slim series, Killing Pretty, at Boswell Book Co. on Monday, Aug. 17. Read more

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Milwaukee author Lauren Fox’s new novel, Days of Awe, is a gripping and emotional narrative of one woman’s brave struggle to overcome tragedy. Fox will speak at Boswell Book Co. at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4. Read more

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Charlotte Nightingale, the central character in Pamela Ferderbar’s charming debut novel Feng Shui and Charlotte Nightingale, has serious shar chi (“poison luck”) in the realm of feng shui. Ferderbar will discuss her book Feng Shui and Ch... Read more

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The glamour and decadence of Elsie de Wolfe’s high-society lifestyle is beautifully captured in Charlie Scheips’ book Elsie de Wolfe’s Paris: Frivolity Before the Storm. Read more

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Philip DiMeo’s Binoculars: Masquerading as a Sighted Person is an inspirational firsthand account of one man’s emerging bravery and self-acceptance. Read more

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Wisconsin-born author Rebecca Rasmussen will return home this month as part of Mount Mary’s Writers on Writing Series. Read more

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The compelling stories of two disparate protagonists collide in Mark Wisniewski’s memorable new thriller Watch Me Go. The author will appear at Boswell Book Co. at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7. Read more

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A trio of hilarious sisters—Lady, Vee and Delph—star in Judith Claire Mitchell’s well-crafted new novel, A Reunion of Ghosts. She will perform a live reading at Boswell Book Co. on Wednesday, April 1. Read more

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Poet Margaret Rozga’s new collection, Justice Freedom Herbs, features descriptive narrative poems on topics ranging from the challenges one faces in nurturing a garden to the injustices our ancestors fought against during the civil rights m... Read more

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Boris Fishman’s novel, A Replacement Life is a fascinating exploration of the complicated issues of family loyalty and personal conscience. Read more

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Nora McInerny, host of the podcast “Terrible, Thanks for Asking,” comes to Boswell Book Company on May 23. Read more

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Latinx poets Lila Zemborain and Elias Sepulveda will explore intersectionality and identity, May 18 at Woodland Pattern Book Center. Read more

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Louis Bayard’s new novel, ‘Courting Mr. Lincoln,’ tells the story of Lincoln when he was a struggling lawyer and a socially inept bachelor in Illinois. Read more

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Labor activist and professor emeritus David Ranney will discuss his latest book, 'Living and Dying on the Factory Floor: From the Outside In and the Inside Out,' at Boswell Book Co. Read more

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After 15 years of marriage, a couple finds a new spark by becoming serial killers in Samantha Downing’s ‘My Lovely Wife.’ Read more

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Young adult author Stacey Lee returns with a new novel and a speaking event at Lynden Sculpture Garden on Saturday, April 6. Read more

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National Book Foundation honoree Halle Butler will read from her new novel, The New Me, on March 27 at Woodland Pattern Book Center. Read more

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Milwaukee author Matthew J. Prigge will discuss his latest book, Damn the Old Tinderbox!: Milwaukee’s Palace of the West and the Fire that Defined an Era, at Boswell Book Co. on March 19. Read more

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Historical novelist Ariel Lawhorn, author of I was Anastasia, will visit Oconomowoc’s Books and Company on March 6, and the Lynden Sculpture Garden on March 7. Read more

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Theater critic Chris Jones, author of Rise Up! Broadway and American Society from ‘Angels in America’ to ‘Hamilton,’ in conversation about theater history with Milwaukee Rep artistic director Mark Clements at Bowell Books on Feb. 25. Read more

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Michael W. Twitty, author of The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South, takes part in a panel discussion “Wisconsin Foodie’s” Kyle Cherek on Feb. 19 at UW-Milwaukee Golda Meir Library. Read more

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Christina Ward, author of American Advertising Cookbooks: How Corporations Taught Us to Love Spam, Bananas, and Jell-O, visits the Oconomowoc Winter Farmers Market for an author talk and book signing on Feb. 10. Read more

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UW-Milwaukee English professor and best-selling novelist Liam Callanan celebrates the release of the paperback edition of Paris by the Book at the Elm Grove Public Library on Jan. 31. Read more

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Award-winning journalist Anna Clark will discuss her new book, The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy, at Marquette University’s Weasler Auditorium on Jan. 23. Read more

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Milwaukee thriller writer Nick Petrie will discuss the latest entry in his Peter Ash series with WUWM “Lake Effect’s” Bonnie North at Boswell Book Co. on Jan. 14. Read more

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Woodland Pattern Book Center celebrates the winter solstice and the 40th anniversary of Bernadette Mayer’s epic poem, Midwinter Day, with a community reading of the poem on Dec. 22. Read more

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John Gurda, local historian and author of Milwaukee: A City Built on Water, will be at Boswell Book Co. on Dec. 15 to sign his new book. Read more

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Poet John Koethe celebrates the release of his new anthology, Walking Backwards: Poems 1966-2016, on Nov. 30 at Boswell Book Company. Read more

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Theodore Van Alst Jr., an associate professor and the chair of Native American Studies at the University of Montana, will read from his novel Sacred Smokes on Nov. 27 at the UW-Milwaukee Library. Read more

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Milwaukee murder-mystery author Scott Christopher Beebe reads from the second novel in his Brew Town Mayhem Mystery series at various area locations in November. Read more

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