Biography/Memoir

Content is about the life of a particular person, relationship, or group of real people.

Author Event: Dust to Dust by Benjamin Busch

Tim O’Brien meets Annie Dillard in this tough and tender debut memoir about our passage through life from a decorated Marine and actor who played a cop in The Wire

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ISBN: 9780062014849
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Published: Ecco Press - March 20th, 2012

Author Event: Christine Stark and Olga Trujillo

A Room of One's Own welcomes authors Christine Stark, author of Nickels: A Tale of Dissociation, and Olga Trujillo, author of Sum of My Parts: A Survivor's Story of Dissociative Identity Disorder, for a joint reading and book signing from their memoirs!

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By Christine Stark, Anya Achtenberg (Introduction by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781615990504
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Published: Modern History Press - August 7th, 2011

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$21.95
ISBN: 9781572249912
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Published: New Harbinger Publications - October 1st, 2011

Author Event: Body of a Dancer by Renee D'Aoust

A Room of One's Own welcomes Renee' D'Aoust for a reading and booksigning of her book Body of a Dancer!

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$15.00
ISBN: 9780983294412
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Published: Etruscan Press - November 29th, 2011

Why Read Moby Dick? by Nathaniel Philbrick

If you were forced to read Moby Dick in school, you should read this book so you can appreciate it now! A very interesting essay.

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ISBN: 9780670022991
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Viking Books - October 20th, 2011

Margot Peters, author of Lorine Niedecker: A Poet's Life

A Room of One's Own is proud to welcome local author Margot Peters for a reading from her biography of Wisconsin poet Lorine Niedecker.

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ISBN: 9780299285005
Availability: Backordered
Published: University of Wisconsin Press - October 6th, 2011

Wisconsin Book Festival!

A Room of One's Own will once again be hosting events for the Wisconsin Book Festival! You can see the full schedule of events taking place all over downtown at www.wisconsinbookfestival.org--you will find our friendly faces selling books offsite at some of these events--please say hello if you see us!

We hope to see you for the readings we are hosting in the store, too! For a complete description of each event, please see the Festival Guide. Please call the store with any questions at 608-257-7888! Below you'll find the schedule of in-store events for the Book Festival.

Wednesday, October 19

 

Thursday, October 20

 

Friday, October 21

 

Saturday, October 22

 

Sunday October 23

Wisdom's Kiss Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780547566870
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Houghton Mifflin - September 13th, 2011

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ISBN: 9780525952381
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Published: Dutton Adult - September 1st, 2011

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ISBN: 9781936070718
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Published: Akashic Books - February 8th, 2011

As If a Bird Flew by Me Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781573661645
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Published: F2c - September 8th, 2011

The Oracle of Stamboul Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780062012104
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Published: Harper Perennial - August 30th, 2011

The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780425240830
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Published: Berkley Books - May 3rd, 2011

Apple: A Global History Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781861898487
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Published: Reaktion Books - October 15th, 2011

The Orchard: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780446584692
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - September 1st, 2011

The Reinvention of Edison Thomas Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781590787083
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Published: Boyds Mills Press - March 1st, 2010

Bluefish Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780763653347
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 13th, 2011

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ISBN: 9780451233820
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Published: New American Library - August 2nd, 2011

On Maggie's Watch Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780425236789
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Published: Berkley Publishing Group - November 2nd, 2010

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ISBN: 9781450258739
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Published: iUniverse.com - October 1st, 2010

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ISBN: 9780299282943
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Published: University of Wisconsin Press - March 10th, 2011

Eighty-Dollar Champion: Snowman the Horse that Inspired a Nation by Elizabeth Letts

A feel-good story of an immigrant from Holland who moves to America post World War II and buys a horse off a truck bound for the glue factory. The story of his relationship with the horse is just incredible, you can just feel this unbreakable bond as he trains Snowman to become a beloved champion. A great choice for anyone with an attachment to horses.

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780345521095
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Published: Ballantine Books - May 29th, 2012

Caryl Sherpa Author Event I Taste Fire, Earth, Rain

Sometimes one is ready to take risks, accept the unexpected, and commit to a dramatically altered life. As Caryl treks around the Annapurna Mountains of Nepal, she falls in love with her Sherpa trekking guide, Nima — his country, his people, and their joy.

Maxwell Street Days Annual Used Book Sale!

It's that time of year again! Maxwell Street Days is July 15, 16, & 17, and A Room of One's Own will once again be selling awesome used books at incredibly low prices! We are asking for your donation of used books to help us through the summer!

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Gay Men's Book Club

Join the Gay Men's Book Club, which will discuss The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach on Sunday, November 27th at 2:00pm.

Get 10% off when you buy the book at Room!

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ISBN: 9780316126694
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 1st, 2011

The Gay Men's Book Club will discuss this book on 10/30/11 at A Room of One's Own!


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