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Sara Goldrick-Rab, author of Paying the Price

If you are a young person, and you work hard enough, you can get a college degree and set yourself on the path to a good life, right?

Not necessarily, says Sara Goldrick-Rab, and with Paying the Price, she shows in damning detail exactly why. Quite simply, college is far too expensive for many people today, and the confusing mix of federal, state, institutional, and private financial aid leaves countless students without the resources they need to pay for it.

Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream Cover Image
$27.50
ISBN: 9780226404349
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: University of Chicago Press - September 13th, 2016

Rhea Ewing, author of Love Letters

A Room of One's Own is delighted to welcome local artist and author Rhea Ewing for a reading, discussion, and signing of their beautiful new book Love Letters!

About Love Letters:

$9.95
SKU: LOVELETTERCOLOR

$12.95
SKU: LOVELETTERSBOOK

Holiday Gift Drive for Teens! for the United Way

A Room of One's Own is once again proud to be a host for the United Way of Dane County and the Empty Stocking Club's teen gift drive!

We can collect gifts of any sort, not just books--however, we will be offering a 20% discount on teen books purchased to donate for the drive.

We will be collecting items through December 6 to drop off on December 7.

Crenshaw Food Drive!

Join the Crenshaw Food Drive graphic with Goodman Center logo

Join A Room of One's Own for the Nationwide Crenshaw Food Drive!

All of our donated items will go to the Goodman Community Center's Fritz Food Pantry!

Learn more about them at their website and Like their Facebook page!

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781250043238
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 22nd, 2015

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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$21.99
ISBN: 9781626196155
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Published: History Press - June 22nd, 2015

Frazier Douglass, author of The Family Camping Guide to Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana

Family Camping Guide to Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois & Michigan by Frazier Douglass

A Room of One's Own is excited to welcome Frazier Douglass, who will showcase his considerable experience in Midwestern camping to our store in support of his latest book, The Family Camping Guide to Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana!

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ISBN: 9781934553510
Availability: Special Order
Published: Trails Books - June 25th, 2014

Jennifer Morales, author of Meet Me Halfway: Milwaukee Stories

Jennifer Morales, author of Meet Me Halfway: Milwaukee Stories

A Room of One's Own is proud to welcome Wisconsin author Jennifer Morales for a reading and signing from her book Meet Me Halfway: Milwaukee Stories

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$19.95
ISBN: 9780299303648
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Published: University of Wisconsin Press - April 21st, 2015

Lynne Diebel, author of Crossing the Driftless: A Canoe Trip Through a Midwestern Landscape

A Room of One's Own is delighted to welcome travel writer Lynne Diebel for a reading and booksigning from her latest book, Crossing the Driftless.

The Driftless Area is the land the glaciers missed, an ancient landscape of bluffs, ridgetops, and steep valleys that long ago was a seabed. Covering much of southwestern Wisconsin, its contours were deeply carved from bedrock, not by ice but by many rivers.

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$19.95
ISBN: 9780299302948
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: University of Wisconsin Press - March 24th, 2015

Jesse Lee Kercheval and Kelly Cherry Author Event

A Room of One's Own is delighted to present beloved authors Jesse Lee Kercheval and Kelly Cherry for a reading from their latest works.

About Space: A Memoir: Jesse Lee Kercheval opens her story in Cocoa, Florida, in 1966 as a precocious ten-year-old whose family—father, mother, two little girls—is trying to ride the Space Race’s tide of optimism. But even as the rockets keep going up, the Kercheval family slowly spirals down.

Jesse Lee Kercheval was born in France and raised in Florida. She is the author of thirteen books of poetry, fiction, and memoir including the novels The Museum of Happiness and My Life as a Silent Movie and the writing text Building Fiction. The Sally Mead Hands Professor of English, she teaches creative writing at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

About A Kind of Dream: Kelly Cherry's book asserts that life is A Kind of Dream. So is the art we make in response to life. In A Kind of Dream, five generations of an artistic family explore the ups and downs of life, discovering that for an artist even failure is success, because the work matters more than the self.

Kelly Cherry has previously published twenty-one books, nine chapbooks, and two translations of classical drama, including the novels My Life and Dr. Joyce Brothers, Augusta Played, We Can Still Be Friends, In the Wink of an Eye, and The Lost Traveller’s Dream. She is a former Poet Laureate of Virginia and the Eudora Welty Professor Emerita of English and Evjue-Bascom Professor Emerita in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She lives in rural Virginia.

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ISBN: 9780299300241
Availability: Backordered
Published: University of Wisconsin Press - July 21st, 2014

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ISBN: 9780299297602
Availability: Special Order
Published: Terrace Books - May 1st, 2014

Thrifty Thursday!

A Room of One's Own is delighted to join Community Pharmacy, Red Rock Saloon, Madison Sole, the Fanny Garver Gallery, Anthology and other local downtown businesses in Thrify Thursday!

Stop by on Thursday, April 24th to get a jump on our weekend-long Anniversary Sale! We are giving 15% discounts on all in-store purchases. 

And while you're downtown, why not check out the deals on offer with other local businesses? Feel good about keeping your dollars in your community and take advantage of some savings while you're at it!

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