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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)
  • Book review: ‘By The Way’
    People are busy these days, rarely finding time to themselves. The short “By The Way” devotional radio segment, broadcast throughout the United States and beyond, changes that for those who chose to listen. (subscriber access)
  • In a novel of comedic romance, Jasmine Guillory’s “The Wedding Date” is a charming tale with thoughtful relationships, laughs and entertaining dialogue. (subscriber access)
  • Book Review: ‘Sold’ is unimaginably real
    Written in short and evocative paragraphs, this powerful novel, “Sold” by Patricia McCormick, paints a world that is both cringing and unimaginable as it is real. It is told in the first person, by a girl who not only survives the experience of being sold and bought into human slavery — but triumphs. “Sold” was a National Book Award Finalist. (subscriber access)
  • Book Review: ‘The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power’
    In a world increasingly dependent, reliant and addicted to smartphones, e-tablets and internet streaming around the house — from TVs to music to home controllers — author Shoshana Zuboff pens a nonfiction look at the “big brother” phenomenon in, “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power.” (subscriber access)
  • The Lac du Flambeau Book Friends will meet March 10 at the Lac du Flambeau Public Library at 2 p.m. to discuss “Ask Again, Ask” by Mary Beth Keane. Anyone who has read, or would like to read the book and attend the meeting to discuss their thoughts are welcome to join.
  • Book Review: ‘The Reckless Oath We Made’
    At nearly 6-foot tall with a red-headed hot temper, Zee is nobody’s fairy tale princess. Gentry is an actual knight, however, equipped with a sword, armor and code of honor and an oath to protect Zee in “The Reckless Oath We Made” by Bryn Greenwood. (subscriber access)
  • Book Review: ‘lowercase g’
    From a born-and-raised Wisconsinite Brian Wambold comes the novel, “lowercase g,” a work of fiction that reflects two scenarios — one where God is real, and one where He is not — and the protagonist’s journey examining both outcomes. (subscriber access)
  • A documentary on US Route 2, running along the northern part of the United States, including the uppermost part of Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, is currently in the works. The makers of the documentary are seeking original writings to possibly be published in the documentary’s companion book.
  • Book review: ‘I Hate Everyone But You’
    As a young adult, I tended to read adult books As an adult, I started to pick up young adult books. Of the favorite YA authors I’ve amassed — Maggie Stiefvater, Markus Zuzak, Lucy Christoper — Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin snuck in with an unconventional novel on the library shelves with “I Hate Everyone But You.” (subscriber access)
  • Local author Bill Rutherford highlights legendary local trapper
    Local author Bill Rutherford is about to put his second book into print featuring a local trapper. Chet Dumask is a lifelong resident of the Winegar/Presque Isle area. Rutherford’s book, “Fearless,” highlights Dumask’s trapping and hunting career, for which he has been nationally recognized. Rutherford’s first book, “Winegar Reflections,” also highlighted the Presque Isle area, which is important to him. This book, though, is even more special to the author. (Subscriber access)
  • Book Review: ‘The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo’
    Evelyn Hugo dominated the big screen for the better part of four decades, becoming a woman every man wanted and every woman wanted to be, but perhaps became most famous for having been married seven times. (subscriber access)
  • Book Review: ‘The Fountains of Silence’
    Masterful storyteller Ruta Sepetys broke my heart with her last historical novel, “Salt to the Sea” and captured my attention to her as an author with “Between Shades of Gray.” Now comes her newest: “The Fountains of Silence.” It is gripping, vivid and extraordinary. The characters are all portraits of love, silence and secrets under the Spanish dictatorship they’ve been forced to live under. (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)
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