Other Visiting Authors Ripe for Book Club Picks.
Patrick Somerville, author of This Bright River, and The Cradle, and
Dean Bakopoulos, author of My American Unhappiness, and Please Don't Come Back From the Moon
Wednesday, July 11 at 7pm
Two very funny guys with dark, comic and/or mysterious novels, come together for a night of self-flagellation and literary camaraderie.
Boswellian Shane writes "This Bright River is about puzzles. It is about family, and piecing a life back together after ruin. And it is about evil and death... Starting as a dark comedy, the novel becomes a gripping nightmare worthy of David Lynch as Ben and Lauren violently confront their haunted pasts."
And Daniel says My American Unhappiness is "a totally different tone from Bakopoulos's first novel, Please Don't Come Back from the Moon, but this gloriously funny-sad novel perhaps hits even closer to home, particularly as it takes elements of the author's own life (happily married, with kids) and twists them in a funhouse mirror."
One recent day when not writing, Dean Bakopoulos forged small literary pocket men out of Legos, modeled with the likenesses of several favorite Boswell authors; including one of himself and Somerville. It's going to be that kind of evening.
Chris Cleave, author of Gold, and Little Bee
Monday, July 16 at 7pm
$5 tickets, supporting Pablove Foundation.
Kate and Zoe are competitive cyclists, and friends since they met at the age of nineteen. Now, thirteen years later, they face their biggest race of all: qualifying for the Olympics. However, Kate and her husband are concerned about their daughter, Sophie, who is obsessed with Star Wars and battling childhood leukemia, while Zoe is single, focused and also obsessed: with winning gold. Kate tries to be a good mother, but Sophie doesn't want to be a burden, and Zoe keeps her eyes on the prize...but in order for one person to win, someone else must lose.
Don't forget that after you finish Gold and you have a good weep, you will be thinking that you absolutely want to know more about helping kids with cancer and their caregivers. And that's why our event is a fundraiser for The Pablove Foundation.
Boswell closes to the public at 6 pm on Monday, July 16, for this special ticketed event. Tickets are $5 (plus tax) and we're donating the ticket amount to Pablove. On top of that, you will get 20% off your copies of Gold. Just make sure you let us know before we ring you up.
Wednesday, August 15, 7 pm:
Jean Zimmerman, author of Jason's pick, historical thriller The Orphanmaster and her recently published work of American history, Love, Fiercely.
Thursday, August 23, 7 pm:
Pauls Toutonghi, author Evel Knievel Days and Red Weather.
Friday, August 24, 7 pm:
Wisconsin favorite Michael Perry with his new release, Visiting Tom: A Man, a Highway, and the Road to Roughneck Grace.
Wednesday, September 5, 7pm:
Kati Marton, author of Paris: A Love Story
Wednesday, September 12, 7pm:
Jonathan Evison, author of The Fundamentals of Caregiving
Tuesday, September 18, 7pm:
Emma Straub, author of Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures