Monday, November 14, 2011
What's Going on This Week, Not Just at Boswell, But at Cudahy Family Library, Village Pub, Lake Park Bistro...Plus One Event Can't Go to Unless You are the Lucky School for Keir Graff.
Monday night's game with the Vikings begins at 7:30 CST, but in lieu of a tailgate party, perhaps the best pre-game show might be Journal Sentinel sportswriter emeritus Bob Berghaus at the Shorewood Village Pub, talking about Vince Lombardi's 1962 Packers. More on the Journal Sentinel Packers blog.
Outpost Natural Foods. Irene Sandvold, co-author of Gudrun's Kitchen: Recipes from a Norwegian Family joins us for a talk and signing. Part
cookbook, part immigrant story, and also family saga, we will have a little Norwegian sampling from Outpost.
And speaking of Outpost treats, I don't know if there is any left in the cold case, but on Sunday there was one of my favorites. Radicchio chicken salad, besides its titular ingredients, is tossed with celery, onions, snow peas, craisins and pecans in a slightly sweet champagne vinegar. It's ultradelicious and doesn't show up too often.
partnered up with Word in Brooklyn to get pre-signed copies out.
And then at 7, we're hosting a traditional in-store event at Boswell, also Wednesday, November 16. Thompson had a short stint at MIAD and a longer one at nearby Discovery World. And may I super urge you to get your book signed? Thompson is said to do an amazing drawing/signature.
In this story, the start of a series which plays off the original material, Victor Frankenstein attempts to create an elixir of life to stem off the grave illness of his twin brother Konrad. To make this happen, he and his adopted sister and their friend Henry must procure the necessary ingredients. Publishers Weekly calls Victor a "mad scientist in training" and sees This Dark Endeavor as "melodramatic, exciting, disquieting, and intentionally over the top."
And for all you Canada-philes, Oppel received the Governor General's Award for his Airborn series, and lives with his family in Ontario.
James King, author of Bill Warrington's Last Chance.
A young girl and her ailing grandfather set off on a road trip to California in attempt to bring together their fractured family. Booklist praised the story as "part road odyssey, part coming-of-age tale, Kings novel achieves the exact right balance of humor, redemption, and reconciliation."
There are still tickets left for a special Patricia Wells truffle dinner. $125 gets you a complete meal, tax, gratuity. There is one autographed book per couple. More on Carol Deptolla's Journal Sentinel blog. Phone number is 414-962-6300.
And then there's one event you can't come to! We're doing a school visit for Keir Graff's first novel for middle graders, The Other Felix. The author has done some great school visits in the Chicago area and though I thought it would be hard to get an public audience for this first novel, pairing Graff with right school is a great idea.
Interested? Well, we're whetting your appetite for a futre appearance. I expect more great books for kids to come from Graff, in between his other careers, one of which is as a novelist for grownups. His most recent thriller is The Price of Liberty.
Posted by Daniel Goldin at 7:00 AM