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Lynne Jonell, author of Emmy and the Bats in the Belfry

Join author Lynne Jonell for an exciting afternoon reading! author photo of Lynne Jonell, smiling behind some tulips

From the critically acclaimed author of "Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat" comes the third irresistible book about Emmy and her band of rodent friends!

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By Lynne Jonell, Jonathan Bean (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780805091830
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - July 5th, 2011

WisCon Reception and Guest of Honor Reading

A Room of One's Own is once again proud to host WisCon for the reading and
reception that kicks off the convention!

The Reception will begin at 6pm
at A Room of One's Own with refreshments in the store, then we welcome WisCon's
fabulous Guest of Honor Nisi Shawl for a reading of her Tiptree Award-winning
work, which will begin at 6:30, followed by a book signing.

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ISBN: 9781933500195
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Published: Aqueduct Press - August 1st, 2008

Late Eclipses

It's no secret that I adore this series (see prior staff picks), but Late Eclipses is my favorite Toby Daye book yet.

I'm tempted to list all the things that this series doesn't do, like turn to formulaicism or easy answers, or try to one-up its own conflicts.  But that wouldn't be helpful, and this book deserves reasons why it's good, not just why it's not bad.

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ISBN: 9780756406660
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Published: Daw Books - March 1st, 2011

Among Others by Jo Walton

Jo Walton's latest novel is one of the most astonishing, affecting, and deeply personal pieces of fiction I've read in years. It'll appeal most to readers of science fiction and fantasy, especially those of us who grew up on it and for whom books resonated into the rest of our lives.

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ISBN: 9780765321534
Availability: Special Order
Published: Tor Books - January 18th, 2011

The Radleys

Overworked, socially awkward, and hiding a dark secret, the Radleys might sound like the kind of fictional family that's always popping up in books.  But Matt Haig takes this beginning and works it into a deliciously warped series of escapades.

Madison Vampire Coven Reading (Alex Bledsoe, Meagan Hatfield, Jordan Castillo Price, Fred Schepartz)

The Madison Vampire Coven is a group of local vampire writers. Proving that vampirism is at least somewhat viral, the Coven's rank have grown every year since since its founding.

Coven members include:


Zombies are mindless, cannibalizing horrors.
Well, maybe not. Dust examines the psychosocial landscape of thinking, feeling zombies.

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ISBN: 9780441020690
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Published: Ace Books - October 4th, 2011


Kraken by China Mieville is a dark tale of London - a London that might be, and never was. What begins as a fascinating mystery set in a museum becomes a bizarre quest, fraught with cultists and confusion but maintaining the structure of a mystery.

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ISBN: 9780345497499
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Published: Del Rey - June 29th, 2010

Johannes Cabal the Necromancer

This book has a perfect combination of darkness and wit, making it nearly impossible to put down.  I loved the subtle details, the wry style of writing, and the imagination put into every character, even ones that make up the smallest parts of the story.  Clever, fun, and creepy! A+

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ISBN: 9780767930765
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Published: Anchor Books - June 1st, 2010

WisCon Guest of Honor Reading and Reception

A Room of One's Own welcomes WisCon, the world's foremost feminist science fiction convention, for its 34th year by hosting a reception. This year's Guests of Honor, Nnedi Okorafor and Mary Anne Mohanraj, will give a reading in the store. Come by and mingle, enjoy the snacks and refreshments provided by A Room of One's Own, and help us kick off the convention in style!


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