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Lakeland Times, Minocqua, Wisconsin
Friday, December 6, 2019 7:20 AM
Chloe Brown is chronically ill, living safely on the sidelines, following her plans and lists and doing her best to hold stable when an almost near-death accident jump starts her passion for living life again. Like the lists she enjoys so much, Chloe creates a list, “Get a life.” The first? Finally moving out of her wealthy glamorous family’s mansion. (subscriber access)
  • This month, the Art in the Library Exhibit at the Boulder Junction Public Library is the Boys to Christian Men ministry of the Community Church of Boulder Junction. Their photography is on display in the Reading Room during regular library hours.
  • Debut novel breaks the mold — with panache
    In 1605, Miguel de Cervantes invented the novel with Don Quixote. In 2019, A.R. Moxon reinvented it with “The Revisionaries.”  (subscriber access)
  • ‘Route 2’ documentary to highlight flyover states, rural life
    Running the far northern edge of Wisconsin — and the nation — is US Highway 2. The corridor covers a rich history and scenery from Everett, Washington to St. Ignace, Michigan. The film “Route 2 Elsewhere” will examine life along life in these rural flyover states. (subscriber access)
  • Book Review: ‘Lock Every Door’
    There are only a handful of rules Jules Larsen has to follow in her new role as an apartment sitter in one of Manhattan’s most illustrious and mysterious buildings, the Bartholomew. (subscriber access)
  • Minocqua Public library has a Winter Reading Challenge to help everyone ease through the cold winter months. The challenge encourages participants to look beyond their favorite authors by offering readers the opportunity to explore new literary genres. Read a book from six different categories to be eligible for a prize upon completion. 
  • Book Review: Wisconsin women and the Civil War in ‘Such Anxious Hours’
    “Such Anxious Hours: Wisconsin Women’s Voices from the Civil War” follows eight women: Emily Quiner, Annie Cox, Susan Brown and sister Ann Waldo, Margaret McNash Patchin, Sarah Powers, Mary E. Swannell, and Rosabella Arnold, through letters and journal entries during their lives in Wisconsin as they experience the Civil War.
  • Book Review: ‘White Teeth’
    Zadie Smith’s arrived with the dazzling debut of “White Teeth,” a novel that takes place on New Year’s Day 1975. (subscriber access)
  • Book review: ‘Out Stealing Horses’
    In a stunning backdrop of wildness and isolation, Norwegian writer Per Petterson takes readers into the narrator’s long and stories past of grief and loss in “Out Stealing Horses." (subscriber access)
  • Book Review: ‘A Cup of Christmas Tea’
    In rhyming verse, Tom Hegg relays a Christmas tale that starts out as so many holidays do — going to visit relatives, including some that feel like a dreaded obligation. (subscriber access)
  • Book Review: ‘A Christmas Memory’
    “It’s fruitcake weather,” says Miss Sook Falk in Truman Capote’s short story, “A Christmas Memory.” 

    “A Christmas Memory” was part of my holidays from childhood — one of the annual shows my family would watch each year. It is, however, based off a book that I would not read until adulthood. (subscriber access)
  • Book review: ‘Get a Life, Chloe Brown’
    Chloe Brown is chronically ill, living safely on the sidelines, following her plans and lists and doing her best to hold stable when an almost near-death accident jump starts her passion for living life again. Like the lists she enjoys so much, Chloe creates a list, “Get a life.” The first? Finally moving out of her wealthy glamorous family’s mansion. (subscriber access)
  • Book review: ‘Bridge of Clay’
    An unforgettable and remarkable family saga, Markus Zusak’s “Bridge of Clay” is another moving and extraordinary novel. (subscriber access)
  • Book review: ‘There, There’
    A striking and moving first novel, “There, There: A Novel” by Native American author Tommy Orange is an extraordinary story of 12 unforgettable characters. They are “Urban Indians,” all living in Oakland, Calif., and converge on one, fateful day. (subscriber access)
  • ‘That Wild Country’
    From well-known outdoorsman and nature writer Mark Kenyon arrives the engrossing non-fiction on past and future battles over the country’s most revered landscapes — the public lands. (subscriber access)
  • A gripping and eerie read — one can’t put down or look away from Michael Robotham’s “Good Girl, Bad Girl.” 

    The novel opens six years before the rest of the story takes place, when police find a hidden young girl inside a secret room within a home linked to terrible crimes. (subscriber access)

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