Monday, November 25, 2019

Boswell event alert- Layne Fargo in conversation with Kelsey Rae Dimberg, Translation Night with Lorena Terando, Jacob Riyeff, and Caroline Froh, Small Business Saturday, plus Jim Biever next Tuesday - Boswell is closed on Thanksgiving

Monday, November 25, 7 pm, at Boswell:
Layne Fargo, author of Temper, in conversation with Kelsey Rae Dimberg

Chicago Sisters in Crime member Layne Fargo visits with her debut that’s a razor-sharp page-turner, just named to the New York Times summer reading list. She’ll chat with Milwaukee’s own Kelsey Rae Dimberg, author of Girl in the Rearview Mirror. Prior to the event, Boswell’s in-store mystery book club will meet at 6 pm to discuss Temper.

After years of struggling in the Chicago theater scene, ambitious actress Kira finally lands the role of a lifetime. The catch? Working with a mercurial director known for pushing performers past their limits onstage and off. As opening night draws near, Kira and the theater’s slippery cofounder both start to realize the director’s dangerous extremes are nothing compared to what they're capable of themselves. An edgy, addictive, and fiendishly clever tale of ambition, deceit, and power, Temper is a timely, heart-in-your-throat psychological thriller.

From Mindy Mejia in The New York Journal of Books: "Everything about this psychological thriller screams immediacy; the chapters are quick, the voices are present tense, and the timely plot unfolds in a single propulsive timeline as told by two women. Joanna is the executive director of Indifferent Honest, a small but prestigious Chicago theater. Kira is an actress who’s hit 30 and still chasing her big break. Both women are unapologetically ambitious, and the book’s structure and point of view masterfully feeds into their desires. They want power and recognition, and they want it now."

Don't forget, if you've read Temper, Fargo will be visiting our Mystery Book Club to discuss spoilers. The mystery group meets at 6 pm, and Fargo will join them around 6:30.

Tuesday, November 26, 7 pm, at Boswell:
Translation Night, featuring Lorena Terando author of Spiral of Silence, Jacob Riyeff, author of In the Bosom of the Father, and Caroline Froh with a work in progress

Enjoy an evening of literature in translation with UWM Associate Professor of Translation and Interpreting Studies Lorena Terando, Marquette Visiting Assistant Professor of English Jacob Riyeff, and former Boswellian Caroline Froh, now a graduate student at the University of Iowa. Cohosted by the University of Marquette English Department and the UWM Translation and Interpreting Studies Program.

Lorena Terando, UWM Associate Professor of Translation Studies, presents her translation of Elvira Sánchez-Blake's shattering testimonial novel Spiral of Silence, which depicts the impact of Colombia's civil war on three women; an upper-class army wife, a young rebel and mother, and a girl who comes of age at a critical moment in the country's history.

Marquette Visiting Assistant Professor of English Jacob Riyeff presents In the Bosom of the Father, his translation of the work of Swami Abhishiktananda, a French Benedictine monk who lived in India for more than two decades and strove to understand and live his Christian faith through the enlightening teachings of Hindu Advaita Vedanta.

And former Boswellian Caroline Froh presents work from a translation-in-progress titled Words of Resistance (Widerworte), a collection of texts by Mariella Mehr. Born in 1947 to the nomadic Jenish people in Switzerland, Mehr was a victim of a forced assimilation which systematically removed Jenish children from their families. Much of Mehr’s work draws from her life and confronts trauma, violence, gender, and life in the margins of society.

Boswell is closed for Thanksgiving on November 28

Saturday, November 30, all day:
Small Business Saturday

For Small Business Saturday, our Boswell-branded gift items are 20%. That includes tee shirts, totes, mugs, pint glasses, and our Boswell wooden ornament from Timber Green. We've just gotten in a great new selection of tees, and our totes come in three new colors - navy, maroon, and chocolate brown.

In addition, Boswell expands the Boswell Best between Thanksgiving and New Year's. Our buyers have picked the best adult and kids books of the season to feature at 20% off list price.

Tuesday, December 3, 7 pm, at Boswell:
Jim Biever, author of 100 Years in Titletown: Celebrating a Century of Green Bay Packers Football

Boswell presents Jim Biever, former Packers Team Photographer, for a celebration of more than seventy years of one family’s quintessential Green Bay football photography. Register for this free event or upgrade to a registration-with-purchase and get 10% off 100 Years of Titletown. Discount for advance purchases only.

 The name Biever is synonymous with Green Bay Packers football. For the better part of eight decades, the late Vernon Biever and his son Jim were there on the sidelines at Lambeau and beyond, capturing the most iconic moments in team history.

In celebration of the Packers' 100th season, 100 Years in Titletown is a stunning showcase of the finest work from the Biever archives, sourced from thousands of film rolls and including rare, never-before-seen images shot by the first family of Packers photography. Jim Biever was the official team photographer of the Packers until his retirement in 2016.

More event info at the Boswell upcoming events page.

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