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Boswell hosts author Sujata Massey, Edgar finalist and winner of the Agatha and Macavity Awards, with her highly anticipated follow-up to the critically acclaimed novel The Widows of Malabar Hill, inspired in part by the woman who made history as India’s first female attorney.
During rainy season in India’s lush, remote Sahyadri mountains, where the princely state of Satapur is tucked away, a curse seems to have fallen upon Satapur’s royal family, whose maharaja died of a sudden illness shortly before his teenage son was struck down in a tragic hunting accident. The state is now ruled by an agent of the British Raj on behalf of Satapur’s two maharanis, the dowager queen and her daughter-in-law.
The royal ladies are in a dispute over the education of the young crown prince, and a lawyer’s counsel is required. However, the maharanis live in purdah and do not speak to men. Just one person can help them: Perveen Mistry, Bombay’s only female lawyer. Perveen is determined to bring peace to the royal house and make a sound recommendation for the young prince’s future, but she arrives to find that the Satapur palace is full of cold-blooded power plays and ancient vendettas. Can she protect the royal children from the palace’s deadly curse? Named a “most anticipated novel” by Bookriot, Goodreads, Crimereads, and more.
Sujata Massey was born in England to parents from India and Germany. She was a features reporter for the Baltimore Evening Sun before becoming a full-time novelist. Her novels have won the Agatha and Macavity awards and been finalists for the Edgar, Anthony, and Mary Higgins Clark prizes. The Widows of Malabar Hill was an international bestseller.
Baseball beat reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Tom Haudricourt pulls back the curtain to provide an up close-up look at the inner workings of the Milwaukee Brewers remarkable 2018 season.
When the Milwaukee Brewers embarked on a rebuilding program in 2015, the expectation was that it would take four or five years to return to competitiveness. That’s the way it went with other rebuilding clubs, but the Brewers somehow got it done in a mere three years. It certainly didn’t hurt when star outfielders Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain were added to the team, a sign that management was all in.
The 2018 Brewers caught fire at exactly the right time, falling just short of the franchise’s first World Series since 1982. But the ’18 Brewers captured the imagination of fans in Milwaukee and across Wisconsin, creating a buzz not heard for decades. Special Brew is an inside look at the decisions, the decision makers and the players who made it all happen, some who were expected to excel, others who seemingly came out of the blue.
Tom Haudricourt covers the Brewers and Major League Baseball for Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He was voted Wisconsin Sports Writer of Year for 2011 and 2012 by National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
Celebrate the release of Moving Mountains Every Day, by Daniel Steininger, President and Founder of BizStarts Milwaukee and President of Steininger and Associates, at a cocktail party and book signing. Registration required to attend this event. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Business leaders need the tools of creativity and innovation to navigate the never-ending obstacles to running a successful business. Drawing on the lessons he's learned in the corporate world and in his role as chairman of the board of harbor commissioners overseeing the Port of Milwaukee, Steininger shares lessons of how business leaders can successfully lead organizations to creative breakthroughs that drive innovation and success.
Daniel Steininger writes "Innovate or Die" for Biz Times. He is president of Steininger & Associates and president and founder of BizStarts. He also teaches courses on innovation for the UWM School of Continuing Education for business leaders, and served as chairman of the board of harbor commissioners that oversees the Port of Milwaukee.
Nora McInerny, the host of Terrible, Thanks for Asking, is coming to Boswell for a conversation with Moe Richardson, cofounder of the real-life Hot Young Widows Club, about a wise, humorous roadmap and caring resource for anyone going through the loss of a loved one - or even a difficult life moment. Register for free at mcinernymke.bpt.me or upgrade to registration with a copy of The Hot Young Widow's Club for signing line priority for $18, including tax and ticketing fee.
In the span of a few weeks, thirty-something Nora McInerny had a miscarriage, lost her father to cancer, and lost her husband due to a brain tumor. What Nora discovered is that, when you’re in these hard moments, it can feel impossible to feel like even a shadow of the person you once were. How do you find that person again? Welcome to The Hot Young Widows Club, Nora’s response to the toughest questions about life’s biggest struggles.
The Hot Young Widows Club isn’t just for people who have lost a spouse, but an essential tool for anyone who has gone through a major life struggle. Based on her own experiences and those of the listeners dedicated to her podcast, Nora offers wise, heartfelt, and often humorous advice to anyone navigating a painful period in their lives.
Nora McInerny is the reluctant cofounder of the Hot Young Widows Club (a program of her nonprofit, Still Kickin), author of the memoirs It's Okay to Laugh, (Crying Is Cool Too) and No Happy Endings, and the host of the award-winning podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking. She was voted Most Humorous by the Annunciation Catholic School Class of 1998. Moe Richardson is cofounder of the real-life Hot Young Widows Club, a program of the Still Kickin nonprofit organization.
Michael Koryta, the author Stephen King called “master” of thriller writing, chats with Milwaukee’s Nick Petrie about If She Wakes, Koryta’s electrifying new novel about two women fighting for their lives against an enigmatic killer. Cosponsored by Crimespree Magazine.
A horrific car crash leaves Tara in a vegetative state. Or so her doctors think. She’s a prisoner of locked-in syndrome: fully alert but unable to move a muscle. Trapped in her body, she learns that someone wants her dead, but what can she do, lying in a hospital bed? Abby Kaplan, an insurance investigator, is hired to look into Tara's case. Despite the fog of her own trauma, Abby can tell Tara's car crash was no accident. When she starts asking questions, things quickly spin out of control, leaving Abby on the run and a mysterious young hit man hard on her heels.
Booklist calls If She Wakes, “instantly gripping, with realistic action, (and) a breath-snatching twist," and Publishers Weekly says, “Adept at creating Hitchcockian moments, Koryta keeps the suspense high throughout.”
Michael Koryta is the New York Times bestselling author of thirteen novels, most recently, How It Happened. His previous novels, including Last Words, Those Who Wish Me Dead, and So Cold the River, were New York Times notable books and nominated for numerous awards, including having won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Koryta is a former private investigator and newspaper reporter. Nick Petrie is the Milwaukee-based author of the award-winning Drifter series of thrillers, including The Drifter, winner of the ITW Thriller Award and the Barry Award for Best First Novel, and most recently, Tear It Down.
Jon Meacham’s May 9 appearance in Milwaukee has been cancelled due to personal reasons. This year's Friends of the Milwaukee Public Library Literary Luncheon has been rescheduled and will feature the Pulitzer-winning journalist David Maraniss, an Associate Editor for The Washington Post. Tickets cost $85, $75 for Friends members, available here, on the Friends of the Milwaukee Public Library website. For info about the event change, including confirming or canceling reservations, email email@example.com, or call (414) 286-8720.
A Good American Family is a riveting book that captures the pervasive fear and paranoia that gripped America during the Red Scare of the 50s through the chilling story of his own family's ordeal. Elliott Maraniss, David’s father, a WWII veteran who had commanded an all-black company in the Pacific, was spied on by the FBI, named as a communist by an informant, called before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1952, fired from his newspaper job, and blacklisted for five years. Yet he never lost faith in America and emerged on the other side with his family and optimism intact.
Publishers Weekly, in a starred review, says, "Clear-eyed and empathetic, Maraniss's engrossing portrait of a patriotic, baseball-loving red reveals the complex human motivations underneath the era's clashing dogmas."
David Maraniss is an Associate Editor at The Washington Post and Distinguished Visiting Professor at Vanderbilt University. He has won two Pulitzer Prizes for journalism and was a finalist three other times. Among his bestselling books are biographies of Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, and Roberto Clemente, and a trilogy that includes RFK Book Prize-winner Once in a Great City and They Marched into Sunlight, winner of the J. Anthony Lucas Prize and Pulitzer Finalist in History.
Founder and Director of the Parish Evaluation Project, Thomas Sweetser reflects upon his conversations with current and former Catholics to offer a picture of the current state of the Catholic Church as experienced by its members.
Jesuit Thomas Sweetser has worked for more than 35 years with Catholic faith communities on evaluation and renewal. In 2011, he set out to interview a broad range of American Catholics about their relationship with the Church. A few years into the new papacy, Sweetser asked the same people again. Had anything changed with Pope Francis? The answers are enlightening for the church's future.
Based on before/after interviews, Can Francis Change the Church? is a helpful resource for everyone concerned about the Church. The value of this book lies in the direct conversations with people from very different walks of life between 20 and 80 years old which touch on hot button questions such as hierarchy, women in the church, and sexual abuse, and offer insights into the nature of a deep desire for authentic spirituality.
Thomas P Sweetser is Founder and Director of the Parish Evaluation Project. He has taught at the Institute of Pastoral Studies, at Loyola University of Chicago, at the University of Dayton in Ohio, Boston College, University of Seattle, Retreats International, and Loyola University in New Orleans. He is author of numerous books and his articles have appeared in National Catholic Reporter, Commonwealth, and Chicago Studies, among others
Milwaukee Jewish Federation presents Yossi Klein Halevi for a dessert reception, book talk, and signing. Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor is the Milwaukee Jewish Federation’s Community Read. Register online to attend this free event.
Attempting to break the agonizing impasse between Israelis and Palestinians, the Israeli commentator and award-winning author of Like Dreamers directly addresses his Palestinian neighbors in this taut and provocative book, empathizing with Palestinian suffering and longing for reconciliation as he explores how the conflict looks through Israeli eyes.
Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor is one Israeli’s powerful attempt to reach beyond the Wall that separates Israelis and Palestinians and into the hearts of “the enemy.” In a series of letters, Yossi Klein Halevi explains what motivated him to leave his native New York in his twenties and move to Israel to participate in the drama of the renewal of a Jewish homeland, which he is now desperate to see succeed as a morally responsible, democratic state in the Middle East.
Yossi Klein Halevi is an author and commentator on Jewish and Israeli affairs. He is a senior fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute, where he co-directs, together with Imam Abdullah Antepli, the Muslim Leadership Initiative. His book, Like Dreamers, won the 2013 Jewish Book Council’s Everett Book of the Year Award. He lives in Jerusalem.
Former city of Milwaukee firefighter Gregory Lee Renz appears at Boswell with his debut novel, a story of love, race, and life as a firefighter.
When young farmer and volunteer firefighter Mitch Garner blames himself for a fire’s tragic outcome, he becomes convinced his only hope for redemption is to journey to Milwaukee’s inner city to prove himself as a professional firefighter.
Mitch is assigned to the busiest firehouse in the heart of one of the most blighted areas of Milwaukee, and soon, he’s ready to quit. Then he meets Jasmine Richardson, a brash adolescent. Despite Jasmine’s contempt toward Mitch, her courage and devotion to her little sister inspire him to stay and dedicate himself to helping her and the neighboring children overcome the hopelessness of growing up in poverty.
Gregory Lee Renz served as a firefighter for 28 years, retired as Fire Captain, and was inducted into the Police and Fire Hall of Fame. An excerpt of his novel appeared in The Midwest Review.
Madison-based childrens book author Dean Robbins comes to Boswell to take a journey to the moon with Alan Bean, the fourth astronaut to walk on the lunar surface and the only one to paint its beauty firsthand.
As a boy, Alan wanted to fly planes. As a young navy pilot, Alan wished he could paint the view from the cockpit. So he took an art class to learn patterns and forms. But no class could prepare him for the beauty of the lunar surface some 240,000 miles from Earth. In 1969, Alan became the fourth man and first artist on the moon. He took dozens of pictures, but none compared to what he saw through his artistic eyes. Alan's paintings allowed humanity to experience what it truly felt like to walk on the moon.
Robbins's tale of this extraordinary astronaut is masterful with illustrations that are whimsical and unexpected. With back matter that includes photos of the NASA mission, images of Alan's paintings, and a timeline of lunar space travel, this is one adventure readers won't want to miss.
Dean Robbins is author of Two Friends: Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass, Margaret and the Moon: How Margaret Hamilton Saved the First Lunar Landing, and Miss Paul and the President: The Creative Campaign for Women's Right to Vote. His award-winning books have received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews.
Boswell is excited to host a reading and signing with David Sedaris, the writer NPR calls, “the best American humorist writing today,” visiting on his paperback publication tour for Calypso, his first book of essays in five years.
Sedaris’s talk is ticketed and is now sold out, available at sedarismke19.bpt.me. There is no waiting list, but seats sometimes open up due to cancellations.
After Sedaris’s talk (around 8:30 pm), Boswell will open again to the public for a free and open-to-all signing. Anyone who would like to meet Sedaris, get a book signed, or just say hi is welcome to do so free of charge. We will stay open as long as it takes to get through the signing line
Milwaukee Reads presents the Lynden Sculpture Garden's Women's Speaker Series, featuring Lauren Willig and her sweeping, dramatic Victorian epic of lost love, lies, jealousy, and rebellion set in colonial Barbados.
Tickets cost $31, $26 for Lynden members, and include an autographed copy of The Summer Country, light refreshments, and admission to the sculpture garden - come early and stroll the grounds. Tickets are available online, at lyndensculpturegarden.org/laurenwillig or by phone, at (414) 446-8794.
In 1854, Emily Dawson and her cousin arrive on the island of Barbados in the British West Indies, he to secure contracts for the family shipping company and she to take possession of Peverills, the plantation she unexpectedly inherited from their late grandfather. Publishers Weekly says, "The physical and emotional passions of the characters keep the stakes high and the pages turning, making this a powerful exploration of slavery and reformation on Barbados."
Lauren Willig is the New York Times bestselling author of The Ashford Affair and The English Wife, the RITA Award-winning Pink Carnation series, and two novels co-written with Beatriz Williams and Karen White - The Forgotten Room and The Glass Ocean. An alumna of Yale University, she has a graduate degree in history from Harvard and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Marianne Teitelbaum, recipient of the Prana Ayushudi Award, addresses thyroid disease from the perspective of the Ayurvedic tradition. Cosponsored by Bodhi Ayurveda.
In a comprehensive guide for practitioners and those concerned with thyroid health, Teitelbaum integrates the ancient medicine of Ayurveda with modern scientific findings. Based on the treatment of thousands of patients, Teitelbaum shares success stories of thyroid healing and the scientific studies that support the author’s Ayurvedic thyroid protocols, showing that optimum thyroid health as well as overall health are within everyone’s reach.
Revealing how the thyroid is the victim of many factors that conspire to create ill health, Teitelbaum focuses not only on treating thyroid problems and symptoms but also on diagnosing them at their earliest, most reversible stages. She outlines the basic principles of Ayurveda, including pulse diagnosis, a key tool for early detection, and explains the successful treatment protocols she has developed over more than 30 years of Ayurvedic practice.
Marianne Teitelbaum graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic and has studied with several Ayurvedic doctors, including Stuart Rothenberg, M.D., and Vaidya Rama Kant Mishra. The recipient of the Prana Ayushudi Award in 2013, she lectures and writes extensively about Ayurvedic treatments for all diseases.
Monte Reel, former foreign correspondent for The Washington Post and author of Between Man and Beast, chats about his thrilling historical narrative of the top-secret Cold War-era spy plane operation that transformed the CIA and brought the U.S. and the Soviet Union to the brink of disaster. Reel is in conversation with Meg Jones, reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Reel reveals how the U-2 spy program upended the Cold War and carved a new mission for the CIA. When an American U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union just weeks before a peace summit between the two nations in 1960, the CIA concocted a cover story for President Eisenhower to deliver.
Against all odds, the pilot emerged from the wreckage and was seized by the KGB. He confessed to espionage charges, revealing to the world that Eisenhower had just lied to the American people and to the Soviet Premier thus closing the door on a rare opening in Cold War relations. The clandestine successes and all-too-public failures of this program make up Reel’s brilliantly reported account, a true-life thriller with the highest stakes and tragic repercussions.
Monte Reel is author of Between Man and Beast and The Last of the Tribe. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, and Harper’s, and he currently writes for Bloomberg Businessweek as part of its Projects & Investigations staff. Meg Jones is a reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and author of World War II Milwaukee.
We're celebrating the 20th anniversary of Aimée Leduc's adventures in Paris with a visit from Cara Black, whose latest mystery novel is Murder in Bel-Air. This 19th installment finds PI Leduc in a dangerous web of international spycraft, post-colonial Franco-African politics, and neighborhood secrets in Paris's 12th arrondissement.
Our evening is cosponsored by Alliance Française de Milwaukee and Crimespree Magazine and will feature light refreshments from North Shore Boulangerie. Register for the event by on-sale date (June 4, 8 am) and get 20% off Murder in Bel-Air. Note that Black's novels will be available at the event, but you must pre-register to get the discounted price. Yes, you will be able to pick up your book early, any time after June 4. Register at carablackmke.bpt.me.
Parisian PI Aimée Leduc is about to deliver the keynote address at a tech conference that is sure to secure some much-needed business contracts when she gets an emergency phone call from her daughter’s playgroup: Aimée’s own mother, who was supposed to pick Chloe up, never showed. Aimée rushes to get Chloe, annoyed that her mother has let her down yet again.
But as Aimée and Chloe are leaving the playground, Aimée witnesses the body of a homeless woman being wheeled away from the neighboring convent, where nuns run a soup kitchen. The last person anyone saw the dead woman talking to was Aimée’s mother, who has vanished. Trying to figure out what happened, Aimée tracks down the dead woman’s possessions, which include a huge amount of cash. What did Sydney stumble into? And is she in trouble?
Cara Black is the author of nineteen books in the New York Times bestselling Aimée Leduc series. She has received multiple nominations for the Anthony and Macavity Awards, and her books have been translated into German, Norwegian, Japanese, French, Spanish, Italian, and Hebrew. She visits Paris frequently.
Michael Moreci returns to Boswell to chat with Javier Ramirez, a bookseller at Oak Park’s Book Table, about We Are Mayhem, the second installment of Moreci’s Star Wars-inspired series that Nerdist calls "the next big thing." Javier Ramirez is a bookseller at Book Table in Oak Park.
A ragtag group of misfits known as the Black Star Renegades not only possess the will to fight for galactic freedom, they also possess the ultimate ace in the hole: the mythical Rokura, the most powerful weapon ever known. Too bad they haven’t figured out how to use it. Rebel Cade must embark on a dangerous mission into uncharted space to discover the Rokura’s origins and learn how it can be wielded. If he doesn’t, all hope for the galaxy might be lost.
As reviewed in USA Today, “Those who dig Arthurian legend, Guardians of the Galaxy cosmic high jinks and especially Star Wars mythology will find oodles to love.”
Michael Moreci is a Chicago-based novelist and comic books writer recognized as one of Newcity Lit's "Lit 50: Who Really Books in Chicago 2018." His comics include Roche Limit and Burning Fields. He's also written Suicide Squad for DC, Planet of the Apes for Boom!, and the forthcoming Black Hole Repo.
- Tuesday, June 18, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Dani Shapiro, author of The New York Times bestseller Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love, cosponsored by the Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center and the Sam and Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies at UWM. Registration recommended for this event at shapiromke.bpt.me
- Wednesday, June 19, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Janet Burroway, author of the most widely used creative writing text in America, Writing Fiction, Tenth Edition: A Guide to Narrative Craft , in conversation with Kim Suhr – cosponsored by Red Oak Writing
- Thursday, June 20, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Milwaukee-based Kelsey Rae Dimberg, author of Girl in the Rearview Mirror, which has this early praise from Megan Abbott: “An exciting, intoxicating debut, it will hold you until its startling final pages”
- Saturday, June 22, 3:30 pm, at Milwaukee Public Library’s Central Library, 814 W Wisconsin Ave, Community Room 1 – Kate Connelly, editor of E Sylvia Pankhurt’s A Suffragette in America: Reflections on Prisoners, Pickets and Political Change
- Monday, June 24, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Dean Strang, author of Keep the Wretches in Order: America's Biggest Mass Trial, the Rise of the Justice Department, and the Fall of the IWW , in conversation with Lake Effect’s Mitch Teich
- Tuesday, June 25, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Book coach and teacher Rochelle Melander, author of Level Up: Quests to Master Mindset, Overcome Procrastination, and Increase Productivity
- Friday, June 28, 3:00 pm, at Boswell – Scholastic Read-a-palooza, featuring visits from Dog Man and Clifford the Big Red Dog - Meet your favorite literary dogs and take a photo – we’ll have sticker sheets, temporary tattoos, activity sheets, and light refreshments. Register at readapaloozamke.bpt.me
- Saturday, June 29, all day and evening, on Downer Ave – The Cafe Hollander Downer Classic Pro Criterium bike races - featuring a popular kids race, a Belgian Beer Festival, the famous Ben’s Cyclery Super Prime, and the first annual Uni-Crit Classic unicycle race – more info at Historic Downer Avenue website
- Monday, July 8, 2:00 pm, at Boswell – Book Club Afternoon, with B.A. Shapiro, author of The Collector’s Apprentice, with book recommendations from Daniel Goldin
- Monday, July 8, 6:30 pm, at Elm Grove Library, 13600 Juneau Blvd – Book Club Evening, with B.A. Shapiro, author of The Collector’s Apprentice, with book recommendations from Daniel and Elm Grove’s Noah Weckwerth
- Tuesday, July 9, 6:00 pm, at Richard E and Lucile Klug Rare Books Room, Milwaukee Public Library, 814 W Wisconsin Ave – Mark Hertzberg, author of Frank Lloyd Wright's Penwern: A Summer Estate
- Wednesday, July 10, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Marquette University Professor Emeritus Ed Block, author of Jon Hassler – Voice of the Heartland: A Critical Appraisal of his Work
- Thursday, July 11, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Edgewood Orchard Galleries founder Anne Emerson, author of Doodle Love, a collection of poems celebrating Doodles, with art by Molly Johnson
- Monday, July 15, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Merle Conti Professor of History at University of Wisconsin-Madison Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen, author of The Ideas That Made America: A Brief History
- Tuesday, July 16, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – David Bell, author of the high concept psychological suspense novel Layover and Somebody’s Daughter
- Wednesday, July 17, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Linda L Godrey, author of I Know What I Saw: Modern-Day Encounters with Monsters of New Urban Legend and Ancient Lore, in conversation with Milwaukee's Tea Krulos
- Thursday, July 18, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Psychotherapist Sari Solden and Clinical Psychologist Michelle Frank, co-authors of A Radical Guide for Women with ADHD: Embrace Neurodiversity, Live Boldly, and Break Through Barriers
- Friday, July 19, 2:00 pm, at Boswell – Bianca Marais, author of If You Want to Make God Laugh and the Boswell favorite, Hum If You Don’t Know the Words - Register for this free event at maraismke.bpt.me. Ten lucky attendees will get a $5 Boswell gift card. No purchase necessary, but you must register in advance to qualify.
- Monday, July 22, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Carson Vaughan, author of Zoo Nebraska: The Dismantling of an American Dream , in conversation with Larry Watson
- Tuesday, July 23, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Marquette University Associate Professor of History Michael Wert, author of Samurai: A Concise History
- Wednesday, July 24, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Charles Benjamin Schudson, author of Independence Corrupted: How America's Judges Make Their Decisions
- Thursday, July 25, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Madison’s Tom Miller, author of The Philosopher’s War, the sequel to The Philosopher’s Flight
- Monday, July 29, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Milwaukee-based cultural critic Joey Grihalva, author of Milwaukee Jazz, with special guest Adekola Adedapo
- Tuesday, July 30, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Lee Zacharias, author of Across the Great Lake, a 2019 Michigan Notable Book
- Wednesday, July 31, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Milwaukee’s David S. Pederson, author of Death Takes a Bow - Pederson’s most recent novel was a Lambda Literary Award finalist
- Thursday, August 1, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Ben L Califf, author of Organumics: An Epigenetic Framing of Consciousness, Life, and Evolution
- Wednesday, August 7, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Director of Creative Writing at Interlochen Joe Sacksteder, author of Make/Shift, a new collection of short stories
- Tuesday, August 13, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Andrew Shaffer, author of Hope Rides Again - the second Obama Biden mystery, following Hope Never Dies
- Wednesday, August 14, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – J Ryan Stradal, author of The Lager Queen of Minnesota and Kitchens of the Great Midwest – a novel about a brew pub. Register for this event at stradalmke.bpt.me – ten lucky attendees will get a $5 gift card – no purchase necessary, but you must pre-register to qualify
- Friday, August 16, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Billy Jensen, author of Chase Darkness with Me: How One True-Crime Writer Started Solving Murders - Jensen is the writer who finished Michelle McNamara’s I’ll Be Gone in the Dark after her death
- Tuesday, August 20, 7:00 pm, at Urban Ecology Center at Riverside Park, 1500 E Park Pl – Mark Hineline, author of Ground Truth: A Guide to Tracking Climate Change at Home - admission is pay what you can
- Thursday, August 22, 2:00 pm, at Boswell – Celebrating the latest Door County mystery with a visit from Patricia Skalka, author of Death by the Bay, featuring Detective Sheriff Dave Kubiak
- Tuesday, August 27, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – University of Wisconsin-Madison Assistant Professor of Educational Policy Studies Bianca J Baldridge, author of Reclaiming Community: Race and the Uncertain Future of Youth Work
- Tuesday, September 17, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Timothy Faust, author of Health Justice Now: Single Payer and What Comes Next
- Thursday, September 19, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Sarah A. Seo, author of Policing the Open Road: How Cars Transformed American Freedom , cosponsored by UWM Urban Studies Program
- Friday, September 20, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Beloit College Professor of English Chris Fink, author of Add This to the List of Things That You Are , a collection of short fiction
- Friday, September 27, 4:00 pm, at Boswell – Matt Tavares, author and illustrator of Dasher: How a Brave Little Doe Changed Christmas Forever, from the author of Matt and Lulu
- Thursday, October 3, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Journalist Michael Deibert, author of When the Sky Fell: Hurricane Maria and the United States in Puerto Rico, cosponsored by The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies UWM
- Tuesday, October 15, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Texas Christian University Associate Professor of Psychology Sarah E Hill, author of This Is Your Brain on Birth Control: The Surprising Science of Women, Hormones, and the Law of Unintended Consequences
- Saturday, November 2, 6:00 pm, at Boswell – Aaron Cohen, author of Move on Up: Chicago Soul Music and Black Cultural Power , featuring DJ Eric Blowtorch
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