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Brian Castner and Matthew Hefti Author Reading

Brian Castner and Matthew Hefti Author Reading

A Room of One's Own welcomes two veterans and comrades-in-arms, Matthew Hefti and Brian Castner for readings from their new books about the difficulties of war. The will be introduced by David Chrisinger, editor of See Me For Who I Am: Student Veterans' Stories of War and Coming Home, an anthology which features a Foreword and Afterword by Brian and Matthew respectively. Matthew and Brian both served in the small military community of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians. They trained together in 2004 in preparation for their first deployments to Iraq.

A Hard and Heavy Thing Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781440591884
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Published: Gallery Books - January 1st, 2016

All the Ways We Kill and Die: A Portrait of Modern War Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781628726541
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Published: Arcade Publishing - March 1st, 2016

Nichole Fromm and JonMichael Rasmus, authors of Madison Food: A History of Capital Cuisine

Madison Food: A History of Capital Cuisine

A Room of One's Own is delighted to welcome Nichole Fromm and JonMichael Rasmus, authors of Madison Food: A History of Capital Cuisine, for a reading and book signing at our store!

Local authors and food bloggers Nichole Fromm and JonMichael Rasmus detail the contemporary food scene, but also include details of historic restaurants. This 208-page book includes a 16-page color insert and directory of restaurants.

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ISBN: 9781626196155
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Published: History Press - June 22nd, 2015

Book Launch! Erika Janik: Author of Marketplace of the Marvelous

A Room of One's Own is proud to welcome Erika Janik for the launch of her new book, Marketplace of the Marvelous!

An entertaining introduction to the quacks, snake-oil salesmen, and charlatans, who often had a point.

Marketplace of the Marvelous: The Strange Origins of Modern Medicine Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807022085
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Published: Beacon Press (MA) - January 7th, 2014

The UW-Madison LGBT Campus Center presents The Trans Monologues

A Room of One's Own is proud to host the Trans Monologues, sponsored and presented by the UW-Madison LGBT Campus Center!

Come join the Madison community for a night of honest expression about the joys and trials of being trans, genderqueer, MtF, FtM, butch, nelly, queenie, drag, and anywhere on or off the gender-variant spectrum.

**Canceled** Nicola Griffith and Kelley Eskridge

Sadly, due to unforseen circumstances, Nicola Griffith and Kelley Eskridge have been forced to cancel their tour through the Midwest, including their scheduled appearance at A Room of One's Own. We apologize to our disappointed customers and we wish the best to Nicola and Kelley.
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ISBN: 9780374280871
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - November 12th, 2013

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ISBN: 9781933500133
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Published: Aqueduct Press - June 1st, 2007

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ISBN: 9781931520102
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Published: Small Beer Press - January 18th, 2011

WI Book Festival

A Room of One's Own is once again pleased to be a part of the Wisconsin Book Festival! You will find amazing Wisconsin authors reading and signing books all over town, including here at Room and at the beautiful new Downtown Central Library!

Michael Pollan!

The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375760396
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Published: Random House Trade - May 28th, 2002

Follow the history of four plants' "domestication" alongside humans!


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ISBN: 9780143038580
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Published: Penguin Books - August 28th, 2007

A snapshot look at our food industry today-- and how it came to be that way. Brings the grocery store into fresh perspective!


Food Rules: An Eater's Manual Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143116387
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Published: Penguin Books - December 29th, 2009

A succinct, noncontroversial guide on how to eat better (beyond his mantra "Eat Food, Not Too Much, Mostly Plants.")


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ISBN: 9781594204210
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Published: Penguin Press - April 23rd, 2013

Cutting For Stone By Abraham Verghese

This novel is a solid masterpiece. Beautiful and painful; thick in history and culture, character development and charm. Verghese is a magician with prose.

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ISBN: 9780375714368
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Published: Vintage - January 26th, 2010

Mariamne Whatley reading from A Taliesin Diary

Celebrate Mother’s Day as a daughter reads her mother’s diary of a year with Frank Lloyd Wright:

Taliesin Diary: A Year with Frank Lloyd Wright Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393733808
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 8th, 2012

Sister Spit Spoken Word Performance!

Hitting the road for another cross-country adventure in queer literary performance, it’s SISTER SPIT! The 2013 tour continues the tradition of bringing your new favorite irreverent, wild, brainy and provocative writers and artists to town featuring established writers with young, emerging queer and queer-influenced artists of all genders.

Sister Spit: Writing, Rants & Reminiscence from the Road Cover Image
By Michelle Tea (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780872865662
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Published: City Lights Books - September 18th, 2012

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By Michelle Tea, Jason Polan (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781938073366
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Published: McSweeney's - May 14th, 2013

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ISBN: 9780872865709
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Published: City Lights Books - April 2nd, 2013

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ISBN: 9781558618077
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Published: Feminist Press - October 23rd, 2012

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ISBN: 9781933149738
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Published: Manic D Press - April 9th, 2013

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