Monday, July 10, 2017

This week: Adriana Trigiani. Next week: David Grann (and more). Not happening till August 17: Kathy Flanigan

Now that Summerfest is over, we're gearing back up to a fuller schedule, but I guess baby steps first.

Please note that our event with Kathy Flanigan for Beer Lover's Wisconsin has been rescheduled for Thursday, August 17.

Wednesday, July 12, 7:00 pm at Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, 19805 W Capitol Dr:
A ticketed event with Adriana Trigiani, author of Kiss Carlo.

The Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, Oconomowoc’s Books & Company, and Milwaukee’s Boswell Book Company present their first literary collaboration, an evening with Adriana Trigiani, beloved by millions of readers around the world for her bestselling novels, including All the Stars in the Heavens, The Shoemaker’s Wife, the Big Stone Gap series, and Lucia, Lucia.

Tickets are $32.00 and include admission to the event, all taxes and fees, and a copy of Trigiani’s latest novel, Kiss Carlo. A signing will follow the talk.

Here's Jane Glaser's recommendation: "Set against the post-World-War-II streets of South Philadelphia, a mountaintop village in Italy and the golden age of New York television, this is a story that celebrates the expansive life of one Italian-American family. As branches of the Palazzini family are involved in a decades old feud over their cab driving business, ironically it is the orphaned cousin Nicky Castone who brings about a reconciliation. While he drives a cab by day, Nicky begins to fulfill his dream of becoming an actor by volunteering at the struggling Borelli Theatre in the evening and there he meets the love of his life. From page one, readers will engage in this vibrantly drawn heartwarming epic story of family and friendship, love and forgiveness and ultimately dreams fulfilled. Perfect choice for summer reading!"

Monday, July 17, 7 pm at Boswell:
David Grann, author of Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI.

From The New Yorker staff writer David Grann, best-selling author of The Lost City of Z, comes a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history. Let's just do a list of enthusiastic recommendations, from a who's who of literature.

A fascinating account of a tragic and forgotten chapter in the history of the American West. As in all his work, David Grann digs deep, and this powerful story reveals the unimaginable scale of theseshocking murders almost a hundred years ago.
--John Grisham, bestselling author of Camino Island and The Whistler

"Quite simply, this is a remarkable book, by a remarkable author an exhumation of a shockingly brutal series of historical murders, that I for one knew nothing about. Utterly original, completely compelling."
--Erik Larson, bestselling author of Dead Wake and Devil in the White City

"Killers of the Flower Moon is a magnificent book a riveting true story of greed, serial murder, and racial injustice that exposes an extremely disturbing episode of American History. David Grann is a terrific journalist, and this is maybe the best thing he's ever written."
--Jon Krakauer, bestselling author of Missoula and Into Thin Air

"Loyal readers of David Grann's books have come to expect jaw-dropping set-ups and brilliantly crafted narratives. Both are on full, dazzling display here. There is an unexpected bonus in the book s final section, when Grann puts on his deer-stalking hat and proceeds to solve several 85-year-old, unsolved crimes."
--S.C Gwynne, bestselling author of Rebel Yell and Empire of the Summer Moon

"Killers of the Flower Moon brings shattering resolve to a story that resonates now. As Native Americans fighting to protect resources on the remnants of our lands, we confront the same paternalism, hypocrisy, and greed that destroyed Osage lives and culture in the early 1920s. David Grann has a razor keen instinct for suspense. He shapes outrage into a principled steady insistence that voice be given to the victims and their descendants. He creates deeply human portraits of every character in this drama the evil, the just, the innocent, the doomed. Through meticulous detective work, Grann rescues unbearable truth. As with all of his books, this is a mesmerizing read."
--Louise Erdrich, award-winning author of The Round House and LaRose

"Killers of the Flower Moon is an exceedingly rare book: at the same time a riveting, page-turning mystery and a deeply researched, serious work of nonfiction. This stunning story had been lost to time. Now, thanks to David Grann, it will never again be forgotten".
 --Candice Millard, bestselling author of Hero of the Empire and Destiny of the Republic

More upcoming events here, including Evelyn M. Perry, author of Live and Let Live, in conversation with Mitch Teich on July 18.

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