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William Souder

The Life and Legacy of John J. Audubon

Join us in welcoming William Souder, author of Under a Wild Sky: John James Audubon and The Making of The Birds of America, which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2005. Souder will discuss the controversial life and dynamic person...

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Shawn Lawrence Otto

Book Lovers Ball


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Larry Watson

Wisconsin Library Association Conference


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Books we wish we could travel to

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June 2014 Newsletter: Illustrations, author audio, and a peek into our office

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Tynan Kerr on illustrating THE BOOK OF DUELS

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RT @Mandford: Happiest thanks to Patrick Thomas & @Milkweed_Books forthe beautiful new #SciArt books! My smiling cheeks are apples. http://

Ecstatic beyond words to see our very own @adalimon in @NYTmag with her poem "Oranges & The Ocean"

"Bone Map makes words said, and heard, for the first time." @WIRoBooks great review of new collection by @saraelizaj

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