Wednesday, January 28, 6:30 pm, at the North Shore Library, 6800 N Port Washington Road:
Elizabeth Eulberg, author of We Can Work it Out, with Ally Carter, author of Embassy Row, Book 1: All Fall Down, and Liz Czukas, author of Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless, three YA authors with midwestern roots.
Readers return to the world of The Lonely Hearts Club in Wisconsin author Elizabeth Eulberg’s latest, We Can Work it Out, a novel that gets to the heart of how hard relationships can be - and why they’re sometimes worth all the drama and comedy they create. The author of Prom and Prejudice, Take a Bow, and Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality now lives in New York.
All Fall Down is the first book in the exciting new Embassy Row series from The New York Times bestselling master of intrigue, Ally Carter, who debuts Grace, best described as a daredevil, an Army brat, a rebel, and the only granddaughter of perhaps the most powerful ambassador in the world. Ally Carter is also the author of Heist Society, Uncommon Criminals, and The Gallagher Girls series.
The Breakfast Club meets Empire Records in Milwaukee author Liz Czukas’ latest novel, Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless, which takes readers on an effortlessly hilarious ride through Christmas Eve in the lives of a group of teens trapped together in a health foods store, detained for a crime they didn’t commit. Czulas is a Milwaukee-area freelance writer who is also the author of Ask Again Later.
Wednesday, January 28, 7 pm (reception), 7:30 (talk) at the Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145 W. Brown Deer Ave:
A ticketed event with Margaret Hawkins, author of Lydia's Party, part of the Women's Speaker Series.
Please join us for the next Women’s Speaker Series ticketed event at the Lynden Sculpture Garden: an evening with Margaret Hawkins, Senior Lecturer at the School of Art Institute of Chicago, who will talk about her latest novel, Lydia’s Party, about six friends who have bonded over two decades and come together for their annual Christmas Party and protagonist Lydia’s surprise announcement.
Margaret Hawkins is a Senior Lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is the author of two previous novels, A Year of Cats and Dogs and How to Survive a Natural Disaster, and a memoir about her sister, After Schizophrenia: The Story of My Sister’s Reawakening.
Tickets are $22 ($18 for members), include a copy of the book. This event will begin with a reception at 7 pm (wine and refreshments provided by MKELocalicious) with the talk and signing following, and is co-sponsored by MKE Reads and Bronze Optical. A limited number of registrations may still be available. Call (414) 446-8794 for details.
Thursday, January 29, 7 pm, at Boswell:
Barbara Mahany, author of Slowing Time: Seeing the Sacred Outside Your Kitchen Door.
Boswell Book Company is excited to welcome former reporter and Chicago Tribune columnist, Barbara Mahany, as she discusses and signs copies of her latest book, Slowing Time: Seeing the Sacred Outside Your Kitchen Door, a seasonal field guide to wonder and wisdom.
In Slowing Time, Mahany takes readers through the bounty of the calendar, season by season, providing for each “A-Count-Your-Blessings-Calendar,” 14 suggestions for “paying the art of supreme attention,” or “meditative Post-Its to remind us that we abound in holiness.” Each section includes essays pinpointing the divine in ordinary moments; a “Wonderlist” of that season’s glories; field notes on natural phenomena such as moon phases, plant life, bird activity; and a recipe, such as Beef Stew with Pomegranate Seeds Nestled Beside Aromatic Rice, a hearty winter’s night dinner.
Barbara Mahany is a former reporter and columnist for the Chicago Tribune. In her page-two column, she told stories of her family’s life that drew in thousands of readers for decades. She explores the sacred mysteries with a voice recognizable and clear. A sought-after speaker, retreat leader, and writing teacher, she lives with her family in Wilmette, Illinois.
A UWM Urban Studies Author Celebration.
Boswell Book Company and the UWM Urban Studies Department welcome a singular celebration of scholarship in urban studies with nine distinguished authors.
Margo Anderson, Amanda I. Seligman, and Ann M. Graff, editors of Bibliography of Metropolitan Milwaukee, present this gorgeous new volume perfect for anyone looking for a starting point for research on the history of Milwaukee, from biographies, to media, to infrastructure. Ann M. Graf is a PhD student in the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Amanda I. Seligman is Associate Professor of History and Urban Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and co-editor of the Encyclopedia of Milwaukee with Margo Anderson, Distinguished Professor of History and Urban Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Jenna Lloyd, Assistant Professor of Public Health Policy and Administration at the Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health at University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, will present her latest book that tells the story of of the important place of health in struggles for social change in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s, Health Rights Are Civil Rights: Peace and Justice Activism in Los Angeles, 1963-1978.
Professor of History and affiliated faculty in Women’s Studies and Urban Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, Genevieve G. McBride, and just-retired Assistant Professor of Journalism at Marquette University, Stephen R. Byers, will discuss their chronicle of Ione Quinby Griggs, a legendary Midwestern advice columnist titled Dear Mrs. Griggs’: Women Readers Pour Out Their Hearts in the Heartland.
Joseph A. Rodriquez, Associate Professor of History and Urban Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee will talk about his latest, Bootstrap New Urbanism, a critical examination of the urban design and revitalization initiatives undertaken by the government and people of Milwaukee.
Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, Arjit Sen, and Associate Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Lisa Silverman, will discuss their new book, Making Place: Space and Embodiment in the City, an examination of how people engage the material and social worlds of the urban environment via the rhythms of everyday life and how bodily responses are implicated in the making and experiencing of place.
Coming next week:
Tuesday, March 3, 6:30 PM, at the Cudahy Family Library:
Mac Barnett and John Jory, authors of The Terrible Two
Thursday (corrected!), February 5, 7 pm, at Boswell:
Scott Blackwood, author of See How Small, with opening reader Michael Larson.
Addendum: Well, it turns out there were typos.I think we finally have Blackwood's event cleared up. If I wrote these in advance, I could have them proofread. Let's hope for next week.
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