Books

Health & Science
6:10 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Book: How to Raise Your Daughter to Be a Critical Thinker, Not a 'Sassy Diva'

Author Melissa Atkins Wardy was inspired to help other parents redefine "girly" after she struggled to find aviation-themed clothes for her daughter.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Melissa Atkins Wardy.

A Janesville writer is taking on gender expectations in hopes we can avoid the sexualization and stereotyping of girls.

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Arts & Culture
1:30 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Malcolm Gladwell Says We Got the Story of David and Goliath All Wrong

The story of David and Goliath gets a closer look in Malcolm Gladwell's book. The illustration is by Robert Temple Ayres.
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell.

We all know the biblical story of David and Goliath, in which the outsized and outmatched young David defeats the giant Goliath in battle with only the use of a stone.

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Books
5:08 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

A City-Wide Book Club? New Wauwatosa Program Fosters Reading and Community

The Tosa All-City Read ramps up this month and runs through February.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Maureen Badding and Robin Luther are organizers of the Tosa All-City Read.

The city of Wauwatosa is expanding the tradition book club concept - to include the entire community.

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Books
12:00 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Heroes of "Hollow Earth" Breathe Life, Adventure Into Art

Authors John and Carole Barrowman at WUWM
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews the authors of "Hollow Earth," brother and sister team John and Carole Barrowman.

Have you ever looked at a painting in an art gallery and wished you could become part of the world the artist created?

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Books
4:56 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

LISTEN: Pulitzer Winner Paul Harding Reads from Latest Book, 'Enon'

Paul Harding follows up his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel with a story of a man facing the ultimate devastation.
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews author Paul Harding.

Writer Paul Harding gave himself a tough act to follow. His first novel, Tinkers, won the Pulitzer Prize in 2010. 

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Books
5:53 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Parrot Helps Child Fighting Cancer in New Young Readers Novel

It may be about a parrot, but even Jane Kelley's cat enjoys her new novel for young readers.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Jane Kelley.

The young heroine of writer Jane Kelley’s latest novel is facing tough circumstances.

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Books
4:19 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

PHOTOS: Christmas Mystery Novel Reveals Norwegian Holiday Traditions

Julebukking is a Norwegian tradition in which revelers dress up and conceal their identities, and sing Christmas carols. Once their identities have been guessed, the singers are given treats. Ernst's character Chloe has a fear of julebukkers.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Kathleen Ernst about her new mystery novel.

Wisconsin novelist Kathleen Ernst has written numerous historical books for children, but it’s a series of more modern-day mysteries that has adults anxiously awaiting new installments.

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Books
4:01 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

7 Great Gift Ideas for Book Lovers on Your List

"Art Made From Books" is on bookseller Lisa Baudoin's list of books to give this holiday season.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Lisa Baudoin of Books and Company.

If you have readers on your holiday shopping lists, it can be a challenge to find something they might like, that they haven’t already read.

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Books
1:06 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Author and Radio Host Michael Perry Offers Snapshots of Wisconsin Life in New Book

Michael Perry, with his chickens at home in rural western Wisconsin
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Michael Perry.

Wisconsin writer Michael Perry's past books have told the story of his time as an EMT around the small town of New Auburn, Wis.; his adventures in raising chickens, and two daughters; and his friendship with a unique, cannon-building neighbor in western Wisconsin.

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Books
4:34 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Book Highlights: Patrick Ness Takes on Death and Teenage Pain in New Book

Author Patrick Ness takes on the complexities of death and loss in a new book aimed at young adult readers.
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews writer Patrick Ness.

In his latest novel, More Than This, writer Patrick Ness takes on death, a mature topic to be sure. But interestingly, he's written this book for young adult readers.

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