Oct 19 2019 - 5:00pm
New York Times bestselling author William Kent Krueger discusses his latest novel, This Tender Land
The acclaimed author of Ordinary Grace returns with a powerful novel about an orphan boy's life-changing adventure traveling down America's great rivers during the 1930s, seeking a place to call home and a sense of purpose in a world sinking into despair. The novel also shines a light on the shameful history of Native American "boarding schools," where thousands of Native American children were sent to be force-assimilated into European-American culture.
William Kent Krueger is the award-winning author of the New York Times bestselling Ordinary Grace, winner of the Edgar Award for best novel, as well as eighteen Cork O’Connor novels, including Desolation Mountain and Sulfur Springs. He lives in the Twin Cities with his family, is a huge supporter of independent bookstores, and has become a dear friend to Apostle Islands Booksellers. Please join us at the store on Saturday, October 19th at 5pm to learn all about his new novel.
Oct 24 2019 - 5:00pm
You may know Dennis McCann from our store's #1 bestseller, This Superior Place: Stories of Bayfield and the Apostle Islands. But, did you know that several years ago Dennis wrote a book called The Wisconsin Story? Well, the Wisconsin Historical Society has decided it was time to update this wonderful book! Join us on Thursday, October 24th at 5pm with Dennis at the store to discuss his latest book.
The Wisconsin Story: 150 People, Places, and Turning Points that Shaped the Badger State offers readers engaging vignettes about everything Wisconsin. From portraits of significant figures like Robert and Belle La Follette, Golda Meir, and Edna Ferber, to stories of important events like the Black Hawk War, 1960s campus protests, and oleo smuggling, The Wisconsin Story takes readers on a fun and informative ride all across the Badger State. Where was Calvin Coolidge's summer White House? What was the "anti-corset resolution?" And why was a cow named Ollie milked on an airplane? Award-winning newspaper columnist Dennis McCann's talent for distilling complex subjects into brief stories that pack a punch makes this collection the perfect answer to the question "what makes Wisconsin, Wisconsin?"
We will have plenty of copies of this and Dennis' other books available for purchase.