Monday, January 8, 2018

Here are Boswell's events for the next week: Roc O'Connor at Boswell on Thursday, Sujata Massey at Lynden on Saturday

Here are Boswell's events for the next week!

Thursday, January 11, 7:00 pm, at Boswell: Roc O’Connor, author of I Want to See: What the Story of Blind Bartimaeus Teaches Us about Fear, Surrender and Walking the Path to Joy

Roc O’Connor, SJ is Associate Pastor at Church of the Gesu at Marquette University. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1967 and, during his years as a young Jesuit, he started to compose and publish liturgical music for the Catholic Church. As part of the St. Louis Jesuits, O’Connor was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Music by Creighton University. He is currently a member of the Formation for Liturgical Prayer seminar group and the Liturgical Composers Forum.

Here's more about his new book. How can we find joy, hope, and peace in ourselves and in the world? It’s a question we all ask, and in seeking the answer, Church of the Gesu’s Roc O’Connor invites readers into the Gospel of Mark to sit by the side of the road with Blind Bartimaeus. Though living in poverty and despair, Bartimaeus offers a lesson in how the need for healing can lead to a spiritual awakening.

Saturday, January 13, 2:00 pm reception, 2:30 talk, at Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145 W Brown Deer Rd: A ticketed evening with Sujata Massey, author of The Widows of Malabar Hill

The Women’s Speaker Series, produced by Milwaukee Reads, presents Sujata Massey, the bestselling author of the Rei Shimura mysteries. Her exciting new series featuring Perveen Mistry is set in 1920s Bombay (Mumbai). In The Widows of Malabar Hill, Mistry investigates a suspicious will on behalf of three Muslim widows living in full purdah when the case takes a turn toward the murderous.

Inspired in part by a real woman who made history by becoming India’s first female lawyer, The Widows of Malabar Hill is a richly wrought story of multicultural 1920s Bombay and the debut of a sharp and promising new sleuth. Susan Elia MacNeal, author of the Maggie Hope mysteries, offers this praise: “Defying convention while draped in a sari, Perveen is sure to join the leads of great mystery fiction.”

Tickets for this event are $30, $25 for members, and include admission to the event, refreshments from MKE Localicious, and a copy of The Widows of Malabar Hill. Visit their website or call (414) 446-8794 for more info.

Sujata Massey was born in England to parents from India and Germany and was raised in St. Paul. Before becoming a novelist, she was a features reporter for the Baltimore Evening Sun. She is the author of 13 novels, two novellas, and numerous short stories, and her work has received the Agatha and Macavity awards.

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