Monday, January 20, 2020

Two events tonight that are both close to capacity - Candacy Taylor and Melissa Hartwig Urban (see post for details), plus Nick Petrie at Whitefish Bay Library on Wednesday and Stephen G Post at Boswell on Friday.

Boswell events this week!

Monday, January 20, 5:30 pm, at America’s Black Holocaust Museum, 401 W North Ave:
A special Martin Luther King, Jr Day event with Candacy Taylor, author of Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America

America’s Black Holocaust Museum and Boswell Book Company present Candacy Taylor for a discussion of her new book, the first to explore the historical role and residual impact of the Green Book travel guide for black motorists. Advance registration for this event has closed, but walk-ups may be accommodated, depending on space available.

Candacy Taylor is an award-winning author, photographer, and cultural documentarian. Her work has been featured in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and more. She is the recipient of numerous fellowships and grants including The Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

From Lynell George's review of Overground Railroad in the Los Angeles Times: "Taylor assiduously retraces the Green Book’s history, from 1936 to 1967, and the Denver-based writer and photographer embarked on her own cross-country road trip seeking what remains. This was a grueling, faith-testing journey of loss and heartbreak that enlarges and shapes her book’s vision. After three years of scouting nearly 5,000 locations named in the guide, she learned that fewer than 5% are still in operation. Many of the early buildings in black communities have vanished, about 75%, she reports, “destroyed in the name of urban renewal."

Please note that this event will not be miked so if you have hearing issues, please request to sit close to the author.

Monday, January 20, 7 pm, at Boswell:
Melissa Hartwig Urban, author of The Whole30 Friends and Family: 150 Recipes for Every Social Occasion

Boswell hosts certified sports nutritionist Melissa Hartwig Urban, cocreator and CEO of the Whole30 program and a five-time best-selling author, including the #1 bestseller The Whole30. Registration has closed for this event, which is close to capacity. We'll have standby tickets available, based on space availability.

We’re pleased to welcome two Whole30 partners at our event – Chomps, which is a Whole30-approved snack, and Cooked, a Whole30 meal delivery service. Please visit their tables for a special Whole30 treat.

After the talk, Melissa Hartwig Urban will sign copies of Whole30 Friends and Family, as well as her previous titles. She will personalize and pose for photos.

Please note that much of the store tonight will be closed to browsing.

Wednesday, January 22, 6:30 pm, at Whitefish Bay Public Library, 5420 N Marlborough Dr:
Nick Petrie, author of The Wild One.

Whitefish Bay Public Library hosts local author Nick Petrie with the latest entry of his bestselling Peter Ash thriller series, in which Ash must find a murdered woman’s son during a frigid arctic storm in the wilds of Iceland.

From the northernmost European capital to a rustbound fishing vessel to a remote farm a stone’s throw from the arctic, Ash must confront his growing PTSD and the most powerful Icelandic snowstorm in a generation to find a killer, save an eight-year-old boy, and keep himself out of an Icelandic prison - or a cold Icelandic grave. Publishers Weekly says, “This kinetic, breathless masterpiece illustrates why Petrie is here to stay.”

Nick Petrie is the author of the Peter Ash series, including Tear it Down, Light it Up, and Burning Bright. His debut The Drifter won both the ITW Thriller award and the Barry Award for Best First Novel, and was a finalist for the Edgar and the Hammett awards.

Friday, January 24, 7 pm, at Boswell:
Stephen G Post, author of God and Love on Route 80: The Hidden Mystery of Human Connectedness

Coauthor of the New York Times bestselling book Why Good Things Happen to Good People, Post presents his memoir of his cross-country journey of spiritual discovery inspired by a dream.

Post was the perfect child and straight-A student until the day he took off in the family car, compelled by a persistent vision – his ‘blue angel dream.’ Crossing America on route 80, a path connected by synchronicities, his unlikely adventure culminated in a shocking encounter which Post perceived as guidance and proof of humanity’s fundamental oneness.

Deepak Chopra says, “In this highly readable and deeply profound book, Post shares his journey to that which is whole, holy, and healed in all of us.”

More on the upcoming event page.

Photo credits - Candacy Taylor credit Katrina Parks. Nick Petrie credit Troy Fox.

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