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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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.
Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

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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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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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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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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