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  • 'I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You'
    Satirical: Courtney Maum on 'I Am Having So Much Fun ...' (Q&A w/ event details)
    Courtney Maum will appear at R.J. Julia Booksellers in Madison this Wednesday evening, April 29th, at 7:00 p.m. to discuss I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You. This event is free and open to the public; registration can be completed online or...
  • A book to capture the imagination of the inner child in every reader with pop culture
    A story to bring every nerdy dream to life
    Today’s society is one filled with pop culture: movies, literature, video games, television shows, comic books, etc. No matter which of these one likes, one is bound to hear a reference to something pop culture on a daily basis. There are...
  • FIsh in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
    'Fish in a Tree' by Lynda Mullaly Hunt: Amazing middle grade book about dyslexia
    In "Fish in a Tree," Lynda Mullaly Hunt takes the difficult subject of dyslexia and writes a fiction story that will be loved by kids and adults alike. It's about a girl, Ally, who has managed to hide the fact that she can't read...
  • 'True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa' by Michael Finkel
    Movie adaptation: 'True Story' by Michael Finkel
    Michael Finkel is an American journalist and memoirist and author of “True Story.” “True Story” is the memoir of his and Christian Longo’s relationship while Longo was in jail accused of killing his wife and three...
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    'The Tomb' by Stephanie Landsem completes biblical trilogy about Jesus
    Released shortly before Easter, "The Tomb" by Stephanie Landsem is the final book in a trilogy that fictionalizes key moments in the life of Jesus. Using a few, but memorable verses found in the Gospels, the story of Mary, Martha, their...
  • 10 questions with historical fiction author: Jeanne Moran
    10 questions with historical fiction author: Jeanne Moran
    Jeanne Moran, author of "Risking Exposure"answers 10 questions about her favorite time period in history, her favorite figures from history, and the age old question of coffee or tea.1. If you could go back in time and be any figure from...
  • My Mother My Child by Susie Kinslow Adams
    Interview with Susie Kinslow Adams, author of 'My Mother My Child'
    Susie Kinslow Adams is a gifted writer, speaker, and storyteller. She is Director of Women's Ministries and office manager and works with her husband in ministry. Susie has four children and five grandchildren and lives in a country home in...
  • Monday Musings, Vol. 11
    Monday Musings, Vol. 11
    Dear Friends,The time has come for yet another edition of Monday Musings. (Can you handle it? Can you?)As I write this, I’m feeling a bit of pressure to keep turning those pages. As you may (or may not) know, I’m on a mission to...
  • Kristi Helvig, author photo
    Guest post by Kristi Helvig: Dealing with Change in Publishing
    Guest Post by Kristi Helvig(Kristi Helvig is a Ph.D. clinical psychologist turned sci-fi/fantasy author. Her first novel, BURN OUT (Egmont USA),which Kirkus Reviews called “a scorching series opener not to be missed,”follows 17-year...
  • Author, Kate DiCamillo
    Recent Award Winners Delight Readers, Young and Old
    “The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend,” the 2015 Caldecott winner for children’s literature, is a charming tale about discovering the magic of imagination and the power of finding the deepest and most profound love...
  • Find the award winners on your library shelves
    2014/2015 Printz Award Winners Delight
    The 2014 Printz Award was presented to Rainbow Rowell’s very popular, “Eleanor & Park,” a John Hughes-style teen love story set in the 1980’s. Engrossing from the first pages, with its easy and natural dialogue, the...
  • 'The Bear Who Wouldn't Leave" by J.H. Moncrieff
    'The Bear Who Wouldn't Leave" by J.H. Moncrieff
    After reading “Scarecrows” by Christine Hayton, I was eager to read more of the novellas in the “Childhood Fears” series being put out by Samhain Publishing. I decided to continue the series with “The Bear Who Wouldn...
  • The Road to Character
    Review: David Brooks' new book on character is more than just bobos in paradise
    Unlike splashier books about the history of the world and who God really is, David Brooks’ new book, The Road to Character, is narrowly focused. But it’s not an encyclopedia of definitions. Instead, this book is based on the lives of...
  • The Rosie Effect
    Effective: 'The Rosie Effect'
    With “The Rosie Effect” Graeme Simsion has followed up his bestselling novel “The Rosie Project” with a winning sequel. Don Tillman and his bride Rosie Jarman have relocated from Australian to New York, where he is teaching...
  • There's No Such Thing as Little by LeUyen Pham
    'There's No Such Thing as Little' by LeUyen Pham: a book about big and little
    "There's No Such Thing as Little," written and illustrated by LeUyen Pham, is a unique and fascinating little picture book. But it is much more than little -- and that is its whole point.On each page of this picture book for (excuse...
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