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Lakeland Times, Minocqua, Wisconsin
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Friday, May 31, 2019 7:20 AM
A highly-improbable and unlikely setting for a budding romance: A prison camp during World War II for the Jewish. Based on the true love story, however, “The Tattooist of Auschwitz” by Heather Morris is just that. (Subscriber Access)
  • Summer is time to ditch the city for the wilderness — this guide is specific to those who want to explore the many trails of Wisconsin by Ellen Morgan and John Morgan. (Subscriber Access)
  • The Shade Tree bookstore in downtown Minocqua is hosting a variety of book signings this summer. 
  • From 3 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23, author John Swift will be at the Boulder Junction Public Library to discuss his book “Catch and Release: A Sheriff Gogebic novel.”
  • At 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16, author John Swift will be at the Minocqua Public Library to discuss his book “Catch and Release: A Sheriff Gogebic novel.”
  • From 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, local author John Bates will be at the Winchester Public Library to discuss his book “Our Living Ancestors.”
  • Book Review: ‘All Fall Down’ is an accurate 
portrayal of drug addiction
    The typical stereotype of drug addiction is challenged in this novel by New York Times multiple winning author Jennifer Weiner in her novel, “All Fall Down.”

    It appears Allison has it all. A large, gorgeous house in the suburbs, an adoring and handsome son, an adorable young daughter and a job she excels at and enjoys. On the surface, all is in perfect order and Allison has nothing to worry about. A real life happy ending come to life. 

    Until, sitting in a pediatrician’s office, she pages through a magazine and comes across a quiz: “Are you addicted?” 
  • Three timelines in one story: One in the future, one in the past. Another in the far past. (Subscriber Access)
  • From 7 to 8 p.m. on July 9, author Enid Cleaves will be at the Boulder Junction Public Library for her book “From Goulash to Ghouls.” This is a Northwoods Book Festival event.
  • The Northwoods Book Festival is a joint project of six libraries in northern Wisconsin: Boulder Junction Public Library, Frank B. Koller Memorial Library in Manitowish Waters, Mercer Public Library, Minocqua Public Library, Presque Isle Community Library, and Winchester Public Library. 

    All programs are free and open to the public. The Northwoods Book Festival series is sponsored by a grant from the St. Matthias Thrift Shop in Minocqua.

    For more or updated information on any of these author appearances, visit www.northwoodsbookfest. org or find Northwoods Books Fest on Facebook.
  • The Northwoods Book Festival is a joint project of six libraries in northern Wisconsin: Boulder Junction Public Library, Frank B. Koller Memorial Library in Manitowish Waters, Mercer Public Library, Minocqua Public Library, Presque Isle Community Library, and Winchester Public Library. 

    All programs are free and open to the public. The Northwoods Book Festival series is sponsored by a grant from the St. Matthias Thrift Shop in Minocqua.

    For more or updated information on any of these author appearances, visit www.northwoodsbookfest. org or find Northwoods Books Fest on Facebook.
  • Book Review: Book review: ‘The Art of the Kiss’
    In this time-flashing novel of a relationship, author Holly Schindler creates a uniquely crafted and relayed story of two people and the testament of love. (Subscriber Access)
  • Presque Isle Days Celebration begins with Friends of the Presque Isle Community Library’s annual Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 28 and 29, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 30. Books for all ages, music CDs, audio books on CD, DVDs, and VHS movies will be for sale. 
  • Book review: ‘News of the World’
    Before the internet, online news sites, social media, and accessible printed newspapers, news reaching the entire world was considered a commodity that reached few without the means. 

    In “News of the World” by Paulette Jiles, this National Book Award finalist novel examines a powerful journey along the lines of a Western meets historical fiction.  (Subscriber Access)
  • Book Review: ‘The Longest Day’
    “The Longest Day” by Cornelius Ryan is one of the strongest accounts of the allied invasion of Normandy that I have read, or watched on TV via documentary or recreated account. (Subscriber Access)
  • The Cormoran Strike Series features three — almost four — classic contemporary crime fiction novels set in London, where war veteran turned grizzled private detective, Cormoran Strike, solves brutal murder cases with the help of his unlikely yet apt assistant, Robin Ellacott.

    Penned by British author J.K. Rowling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, Rowling is best-known for her other literary series — Harry Potter. 
  • Book Review: ‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’
    A highly-improbable and unlikely setting for a budding romance: A prison camp during World War II for the Jewish. Based on the true love story, however, “The Tattooist of Auschwitz” by Heather Morris is just that. (Subscriber Access)
  • ‘The Marsh King’s Daughter’ author to kick off Northwoods Book Festival
    The Presque Isle Community Library welcomes Karen Dionne to Presque Isle Library on May 28. Dionne is the author of “The Marsh King’s Daughter.” This event is part of the 2019 Northwoods Book Festival series, featuring author events with participating libraries in Boulder Junction, Manitowish Waters, Mercer, Minocqua, Presque Isle and Winchester. 
  • Author Anne Hillerman in Manitowish Waters on May 29
    Author Anne Hillerman will be speaking at the Red Crown Lodge from 5 to 8 p.m. on May 29. 
  • ‘America’s White Table’ book review
    A long-standing tradition across America during Memorial Day, Veterans Day, the Fourth or July or other holidays is that of the White Table.

    The table where no one will ever sit is to honor the fallen, missing or captive from those who serve — spanning all the decades, wars and passages of time. The table is meant to remind us, never forget. (subscriber access)
  • ‘The Marsh King’s 
Daughter’ author to kick off Northwoods Book Festival
    The Presque Isle Community Library welcomes Karen Dionne to Presque Isle Library on May 28. KAREN DIONNE is the author of “The Marsh King’s Daughter.”
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