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How to Leave: Quitting the City and Coping with a New Reality

Erin Clune

10/09/2018 - 7:00pm

Mystery To Me

An uproarious memoir/tongue-in-cheek guide to leaving the cool city in which you "found" yourself and moving somewhere far more ordinary.


So you escaped whatever humdrum little town you grew up in and moved to The Big City. Maybe it was New York. Maybe it was Seattle or Kansas City. Wherever it was, there was amazing stuff everywhere you turned: Ethiopian food! A movie theater that played documentaries! A hairstylist who knew what to do with frizz! You overlooked the proximity of your kitchen to your bed, and the fact that you had to take public transportation to see nature. But then you got a job offer you couldn't refuse. Or you developed asthma. Or you got pregnant. Or you got pregnant for the second time and you couldn't use your closet as a bedroom for two babies. And you decided you had to leave.


How to Leave: Quitting the City and Coping with a New Reality - Erin Clune - <span class="date-display-single">10/09/2018 - 7:00pm</span>



A Voice From The Field

Neal Griffin

04/16/2016 - 7:00pm

Mystery To Me

Presented in partnership with Mystery to Me Bookstore, A Voice From The Field is the second novel by acclaimed author Neal Griffin, a twenty-five year veteran of law enforcement who’s seen it all.  Neal will be appearing in conversation with Doug Moe. Tia Suarez jumped off the pages in Griffin's brilliant debut novel, Benefit of the Doubt. Now she takes center stage in her own story, A Voice From The Field, a gripping thriller about human trafficking in the U.S. From routine patrols to drug enforcement, to homicide investigations and corrupt cops—and men and women who went far above and beyond the call of duty—Griffin’s vast experience shines through in this heart-pounding sophomore novel.

A Voice From The Field - Neal Griffin - <span class="date-display-single">04/16/2016 - 7:00pm</span>



The Drifter

Nicholas Petrie

01/13/2016 - 7:00pm

Mystery To Me

Presented in partnership with Mystery to Me Bookstore.  Nicholas Petrie’s debut novel, The Drifter, offers a trenchant exploration of the shattered lives of returning veterans, wrapped in the cloak of a riveting thriller. This literary page-turner pits Peter Ash, a damaged veteran of the wars Afghanistan and Iraq, against a criminal web in contemporary Milwaukee. Waging a different kind of battle within, Peter tries to put his own tenuous life together. In an attempt to tune out the noise in his own head, he offers help to the widow of his best friend from the battlefield—an act of expiation that turns deadly.  Peter uncovers a complex web of criminal activity. And, always battling the white static in his head, he is thrust back into memories and situations that he had hoped he had left behind in war zones halfway around the world.

The Drifter - Nicholas Petrie - <span class="date-display-single">01/13/2016 - 7:00pm</span>



The Final Silence

Stuart Neville

11/06/2014 - 7:00pm

Mystery To Me

In The Final Silence, Rea Carlisle—daughter of influential Stormont politician Graham Carlisle—has inherited a house from an uncle she never knew. It doesn't take her long to clear out the dead man's remaining possessions, but one of the upstairs rooms remains stubbornly locked. When Rea finally forces it open, she discovers inside a chair, a table, and a leather-bound book, its pages filled with a host of chilling mementos, locks of hair, fingernails: a catalogue of victims. With THE FINAL SILENCE, Stuart Neville has once again written a crime story that succeeds at discussing complex social issues while maintaining a thrilling, twisty plot that is sure to keep readers at the edge of their seat.

The Final Silence - Stuart Neville - <span class="date-display-single">11/06/2014 - 7:00pm</span>
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