Monday, August 31, 2020

Boswell events - Erin Clarke with Andi Sciacca, Margot Livesey with Liam Callanan, Mary Gordon with Mary Beth Keane, Rachel Ida Buff and Alejandra Oliva, and a kids event with Lora Hyler

Here's what's going on virtually at Boswell Book Company for this week. 

Monday, August 31, 7:00 pm
Erin Clarke, author of The Well Plated Cookbook: Fast, Healthy Recipes You'll Want to Eat
In conversation with Andi Sciacca

Milwaukee-based Clarke, creator of the healthy cooking blog Well Plated by Erin, presents her brand new cookbook, in which she creates comfort classics with a lighter spin using fast, budget-friendly, creative recipes, with a special virtual cooking demo and conversation! A cooking demo will be followed by Andi Sciacca. Register for this Zoom event by clicking right here, and purchase your copy of The Well Plated Cookbook for 20% off list price from Boswell Book Company today!

Known for her incredibly approachable, slimmed-down, and outrageously delicious recipes, Clarke’s blog has been a smash hit in the healthy-eating blogosphere, and with good reason: she never includes an ingredient you can’t find in a regular supermarket, and she hacks her recipes for maximum nutrition by using the “stealthy healthy” ingredient swaps she’s mastered so that you don’t lose an ounce of flavor.

In this essential cookbook for everyday cooking, Clarke shares more than 130 brand-new rapid-fire recipes, along with secrets to lightening up classic comfort favorites inspired by her midwestern roots, and clever recipe hacks that will enable you to put a healthy meal on the table any night of the week. As Clarke often hears from her readers, “My family doesn’t like healthy food, but they LOVED this!” Now she’s visiting with her homey guide to a healthier kitchen.

Erin Clarke will be returning to sign and even personalize books later this week. If you would like a personalization, ask us on your phone order, or put a note in comments on your web order.

Tuesday, September 1, 7:00 pm
Margot Livesey, author of The Boy in the Field
in conversation with Liam Callanan for a virtual event

Livesey, author of Mercury, The House on Fortune Street, and The Flight of Gemma Hardy chats about her a poignant and probing psychological drama that follows the lives of three siblings in the wake of a violent crime. Livesey will be in conversation with Callanan, author of Paris by the Book. This virtual event will be broadcast via Zoom, and registration is required – so click this link to register today! Purchase your copy of The Boy in the Field for 20% off list price from Boswell.

Livesey's latest novel has earned starred reviews from Kirkus and Booklist, and Jenny Rosenstarch in The New York Times Book Review proclaimed The Boy in The Field "exquisite." She continues: "Livesey’s writing is quiet, observant and beautifully efficient — there’s not an extra word or scene in the entire book  - and yet simultaneously so cinematic, you can hear the orchestral soundtrack as you tear through the pages." 

One September afternoon in 1999, three teenagers are walking home from school when they discover a boy lying in a field, bloody and unconscious. Thanks to their intervention, the boy’s life is saved. In the aftermath, all three siblings are irrevocably changed. Written with the deceptive simplicity and power of a fable, The Boy in the Field showcases Margot Livesey’s unmatched ability to, as Lily King, author of Euphoria, says “tell her tale masterfully, with intelligence, tenderness, and a shrewd understanding of all our mercurial human impulses.”

Wednesday, September 2, 7:00 pm
Mary Gordon, author of Payback
in conversation with Mary Beth Keane for a virtual event

Boswell hosts Mary Gordon, Professor of English at Barnard College, author of novels like There Your Heart Lies and Final Payments, as well as several memoirs, for a conversation with with Mary Beth Keane, author of the New York Times bestseller Ask Again, Yes. They'll chat about Gordon's brand new novel, a story of #MeToo misunderstanding and the lifelong reckoning between two women. Click right here for the registration link for this Zoom event, and purchase your copy of Payback from Boswell Book Company for 20% off list price.

Gordon's new novel has already earned praise and starred reviews from Booklist and Publisher's Weekly, who said, "Excellent… Contrasts the 1970s world of upper-class women’s education with the #MeToo era… Gordon nails period details and vividly describes her characters’ worlds, whether they are restoring a work of art or raising a daughter. This mesmerizing novel hits hard."

Unbeknownst to her many fans, Quin, the revenge-loving queen of the reality-TV show PAYBACK, was once an angry teen named Heidi. Her true story may be known only to Agnes, who was her art teacher at a private New England girls’ school in the 1970s. Then a young woman herself, Agnes saw a spark of originality in the brooding Heidi. But when she suggests Heidi visit the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the girl returns with a disastrous account of having been picked up at the museum by an older man. Agnes’s stunned response will haunt both women for decades.

Mary Gordon is author of nine novels, including Pearl and The Love of My Youth, six works of nonfiction, including the memoirs The Shadow Man and Circling My Mother, and three collections of short fiction, including The Stories of Mary Gordon, which was awarded the Story Prize. She teaches at Barnard College. Mary Beth Keane is also the author of The Walking People and Fever, was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship, and has received citations from the National Book Foundation, PEN America, and the Hemingway Society.

Thursday, September 3, 7:00 pm
Rachel Ida Buff and Alejandra Oliva, author and translator of A is for Asylum Seeker: Words for People on the Move / A de Asilo: Palabras Para Personas En Movimiento
a virtual event

Boswell hosts a virtual event with author Buff, Professor of History and Comparative Ethnic Studies at UWM, and translator Oliva, Communications Coordinator at the National Immigrant Justice Center in Chicago. They will offer an introduction to their their clear and concise new A-to-Z glossary of keywords and ideas for people on the move that echos our current human rights crisis. Register for this Zoom broadcast by clicking this link right here. And purchase your copy of A is for Asylum Seeker: Words for People on the Move / A de Asilo: Palabras Para Personas En Movimiento from Boswell Book Company for 10% off list price now.

As millions are forced to leave their nations of origin as a result of political, economic, and environmental peril, rising racism and xenophobia have led to increasingly harsh policies. A mass-mediated political circus obscures both histories of migration and longstanding definitions of words for people on the move, fomenting widespread linguistic confusion. Under this circus tent, there is no regard for history, legal advocacy, or jurisprudence. Yet in a world where the differences between "undocumented migrant" and "asylum seeker" can mean life or death, words have weighty consequences.

A timely antidote to this circus, A is for Asylum Seeker reframes key words that describe people on the move and shape our understanding. Rendered in both English and Spanish, this book offers a unique perspective on the journeys, histories, challenges, and aspirations of people on the move. Note that Rachel Buff has signed our initial copies of A Is for Asylum Seeker. Personalizations not available at this time, but if you are patient, you can request this. 

Saturday, September 5, 11:00 am
Lora Hyler, author of Our Bodies Stay Home, Our Imaginations Run Free: A Coronavirus COVID-19 Story for Children
A Virtual Storytime

Milwaukee area author and speaker Hyler, author of The Stupendous Adventures of Mighty Marty Hayes, joins us for a virtual kids event, in which she’ll read and chat about her brand new book, which is about helping children navigate our world as we live through the once-in-a-century event that is the COVID-19 pandemic. Register for this virtual event with this link today! And don't forget to purchase your copy of Our Bodies Stay Home, Our Imaginations Run Free from Boswell Book Company with the link above. 

Hyler helps children navigate their scary new world due to the coronavirus. Seven-year-old Maya is struggling with her feelings as she misses her classmates and teacher, her friends, her grandparents, and visits to her favorite places. And even worse, her 8th birthday is coming up during quarantine. How can she possibly have a party? With her family's help, Maya understands she needs to do her part to help her family and community. Practicing proper handwashing, wearing a mask, and social distancing are needed. She finds joy in making masks, watching nature, and creative play from afar. Maya is amazed when she has the best 8th birthday party ever.

Lora Hyler is founder of Hyler Communications, and for many years was a radio news reporter for WUWM and WISN in Milwaukee. Hyler is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Lora Hyler will sign and personalize your book - just ask by phone or request in coomments section of our event order page.
More event info here.

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