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Lakeland Times, Minocqua, Wisconsin
Friday, February 8, 2019 7:20 AM
Social media is not always best known for its gratitude or outpouring of positivity. Amid the hashtags and filtered photos, however, came a series of encouraging messages sent out via Twitter from playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda in recent years. 
  • Like many students with a middle school required reading list, I fell in love with Farley Mowat’s prose, truth, research and storytelling through “Never Cry Wolf.” (subscriber access)
  • “Bum Wing,” written by Minocqua author D.S. Sully, will be featured by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) at its’ 2019 Midwest Regional Conference, held from May 3-5, in Naperville, Ill.  (subscriber access)
  • Book Review
    For just six days, once every 100 years, a small bay near an island off Washington’s coast glows in stunning ribbons of green.  (subscriber access)
  • Stephen King — proclaimed King of Horror hailing from Maine — has penned more than 60 novels in his lifetime. (subscriber access)
  • Book Review: ‘On Turpentine Lane’
    A light but rewarding read, Elinor Lipman again pens another novel of family, love and a clever plot with witty dialogue and a snappy pace.  (subscriber access)
  • The Lakeland community can lend a hand — and books — for a People to People humanitarian effort in Belize.  (subscriber access)
  • BOOK REVIEW
    Twin brothers growing up in the same home should have similar experiences. But for Whiskey and Charlie Ferns, their two stories are very different.  (subscriber access)
  • Book Review: ‘G’morning, G’night’
    Social media is not always best known for its gratitude or outpouring of positivity. Amid the hashtags and filtered photos, however, came a series of encouraging messages sent out via Twitter from playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda in recent years. 
  • “An Accidental Jewel” by Michael Hittle takes a historical look at the creation and evolution of the Turtle-Flambeau Flowage.  (subscriber access)
  • Book Review
    Junior is a 14-year-old cartoonist in the making, working his way through high school while living with his family on the Spokane Indian Reservation.  (subscriber access)
  • Seven perfect days. One perfect start to a relationship. Then he disappears.  (subscriber access)
  • Strange, magical, electrically-alive and remarkable women are the backbone to Brunonia Barry’s debut gothic novel, “The Lace Reader.” (subscriber access)
  • Those interested in road-tripping across Wisconsin or simply finding something new while out driving will find adventures in rocks and natural history across the state with “Roadside Geology of Wisconsin” by Bob Dott and John Attig. (subscriber access)
  • Book Review: ‘A Whole Life’
    A simple yet extraordinary life is what one man seeks as he moves to the mountains in remote Europe to make his home, and his life in the ancient landscape in this novel by Austrian Robert Seethaler. (subscriber access)
  • When two rookie cops are killed in a flaming car wreck near Richmond, Virginia, newspaper crime and court reporter Nichelle Clarke is on the scene, assuming it will be much like any other accident she’s covered in her career. (subscriber access)
  • In this twisty and compelling suspense novel, Michele Campbell constructs the young lives of 15-year-old twins, recently orphaned and sent to a prestigious New England boarding school, and a dorm mother who attempts to stop disaster before it happens when ambition takes control over compassion and humanity. (subscriber access)
  • Book Review: ‘All The Light We Cannot See’
    Two stories converge in World War II-torn France in “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr, multiple award-winning author. (subscriber access)
  • ‘Young Men and Fire’  tells a tale of heroism
    “Young Men and Fire” is the gripping true story of 15 of the United States Forest Service’s elite airborne firefighters — smokejumpers — who entered the Montana wilderness to battle a raging fire.  (subscriber access)
  • It’s 1945.  (subscriber access)
  • In this novel of historical fiction, best-selling author Christina Baker Kline reimagines the origins of the famous painting, “Christina’s World,” by Andrew Wyeth.  (subscriber access)
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