Author Reading

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Atina Diffley, author of Turn Here, Sweet Corn

Turn Here Sweet Corn: Organic Farming Works Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780816677719
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Published: University of Minnesota Press - April 4th, 2012

Antoine Wilson, author of Panorama City

We are happy to welcome Antoine Wilson to the store for a reading and book signing from his acclaimed new novel Panorama City!

PANORAMA CITY (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, September 25, 2012) is the wonderfully peculiar, moving, charming and wise new novel from author Antoine Wilson.

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ISBN: 9780547875125
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) - September 25th, 2012

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$14.95
ISBN: 9781590512630
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Published: Handsel Books - May 17th, 2007

Kevin Henkes, author of Penny and Her Doll

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By Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062081995
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Published: Greenwillow Books - August 21st, 2012

David Pratt and Mark Zubro Author Event

A Room of One's Own is pleased to welcome two gay men's fiction authors, David Pratt and Mark Zubro!

Another Dead Republican Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781608207312
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Published: MLR Press - August 8th, 2012

My Movie Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780983285175
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Published: Chelsea Station Editions - March 15th, 2012

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ISBN: 9780984470716
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Published: Chelsea Station Editions - October 1st, 2010

Chris Cleave, author of Gold and Little Bee

 

A Room of One's Own is thrilled to host Chris Cleave, author of one of our staff and customer's favorite books of recent years, Little Bee, as well as his acclaimed latest novel Gold, for a reading and book signing in our new space! 

 

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ISBN: 9781451672725
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 3rd, 2012

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$15.99
ISBN: 9781416589648
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 16th, 2010

Ethan Casey, author of Bearing the Bruise: A Life Graced by Haiti

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ISBN: 9780984406326
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Published: Blue Ear Books - March 1st, 2012

Michael Perry, Author of Visiting Tom

A Room of One's Own is heartily pleased to welcome acclaimed local author, EMT, musician, and funny man Michael Perry back for a reading in our new store! Perry will bring his wit, warmth, and wisdom to his not-to-be-missed show, reading from his latest book Visiting Tom, hot off the presses and on sale in our store now.

Michael Perry, grinning and standing in front of an askew wood shed

Michael Perry: Photo by Andi Stempniak

 

In Population: 485, Michael Perry introduced us to New Auburn, Wisconsin, and the raging fires, smelt feeds, and car wrecks that brought him back to his hometown as a firefighter and EMT. Truck: A Love Story took us on a yearlong ride as Perry struggled to fix his 1951 International pickup and sort out his love life; in Coop, he shared the joys and challenges of putting down roots in a ramshackle farmhouse, and taking on the responsibilities of thirty-seven acres and a new baby. Now this acclaimed author returns with the tale of Tom Hartwig, an old- timer best known locally for building and firing homemade cannons in Visiting Tom: A Man, A Highway, and the Road to Roughneck Grace.

This event is FREE and open to the public! Seating will be first come, first served, so please plan to arrive early.

Visiting Tom: A Man, a Highway, and the Road to Roughneck Grace Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061894442
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Published: Harper - August 21st, 2012

Stanley Kutler Author Event

A Room of One's Own is honored to welcome UW Madison History and Law professor and Nixon expert Stanley Kutler to our store for a reading and talk in observance of the 40th anniversary of the Watergate scandal.

Stanley Kutler author photo

Stanley Kutler taught History and Law at the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of Abuse of Power: The New Nixon Tapes, a book that resulted from his successful law suit against the National Archives and Nixon, to force the release of the long-suppressed tapes.

Kutler has appeared as a commentator on National Public Radio, as well as “Today,” “Nightline,” and many other television programs. He also has worked as a consultant on a number of film projects, including historical advisor for the Emmy-winning BBC Documentary, "Watergate." and advisor for the Showtime film, "The Day Ronald Reagan Was Shot." In collaboration with Harry Shearer, Kutler has written a six-part television series, "Nixon's the One," which will be shown in England this year, and is forthcoming in the US.

Wars of Watergate: The Last Crisis of Richard Nixon (Revised) Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780393308273
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 1st, 1992

E. M. Kokie Book Launch for Personal Effects

A Room of One's Own is proud to host author E. M. Kokie for a launch party, reading, and Q & A in celebration of the release of her debut young adult novel, Personal Effects.

E.M. Kokie author photo

E. M. Kokie is an attorney, but has long had a strong interest in literature for teens. Personal Effects is her first novel. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin. You can find out more about the author and her book at http://www.emkokie.com/.

About the book:

Ever since his brother, T.J., was killed in Iraq, seventeen-year-old Matt Foster feels like he's been sleepwalking through life — failing classes, getting into fights, and avoiding his dad's lectures about following in his brother's footsteps. T.J.'s gone, and the worst part is, there's nothing left of him to hold on to. Matt can't shake the feeling that if only he could get his hands on T.J.'s stuff from Iraq, he'd be able to make sense of his death. He wasn't expecting T.J.'s personal effects to raise even more questions about his life.

Now, even if it means pushing his dad over the edge…

even if it means losing his best friend…

even if it means getting expelled from school…

Matt will do whatever it takes to find out the truth about his brother's past.

$16.99
SKU: 9780763655273A

Personal Effects Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780763655273
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 11th, 2012

WisCon: The World's Leading Feminist Science Fiction Convention!

WisCon is the world's leading feminist science fiction convention, held every year over Memorial Day weekend. WisCon
encourages discussion and debate of ideas relating to feminism,
gender, race and class. WisCon welcomes writers, editors and artists
whose work explores these themes as well as their many fans. We have
panel discussions, academic presentations, and readings as well as many
other uncategorizable events. WisCon is primarily a book-oriented
convention... with an irrepressible sense of humor.

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