“Neverhome” by Laird Hunt, c.2014, Little, Brown & Company $26, 256 pages
“Travels with Casey” by Benoit Denizet-Lewis, c.2014, Simon & Schuster, $26, 341 pages
“Beware the autumn people.”
This year, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside is hosting The Big Read of “Fahrenheit 451,” one of Ray Bradbury’s most well-known novels. Bradbury was a prolific writer, however, so if you enjoyed “Fahrenheit 451,” here are some more Bradbury books to enjoy.
“Flight 93: The Story, The Aftermath, and the Legacy of American Courage on 9/11” by Tom McMillan, foreword by Gov. Tom Ridge, c.2014, Lyons Press, $25.95, 288 pages
Finding reading those little letters a bit of an eye strain? Recently, I have begun to explore the easier-on-the-eyes large-print collection of the Kenosha Public Library. This collection is well stocked with best selling authors and new titles in both fiction and nonfiction. I was looking for more.
I delved deeper into the collection and found Jane Austen well represented with six titles. Set in 1800s England, “Emma” is my pick. As Emma makes marriage matches for her friends, she comes to understand her own heart. Austen’s novel of social commentary is as fresh and delightful now as when it was first written. The fact that it has never gone out of print attests to its timelessness.
“Cosby: His Life and Times” by Mark Whitaker, c.2014, Simon & Schuster, $29.99, 544 pages
-- “Being Miss America : Behind the Rhinestone Curtain” by Kate Shindle, c.2014, University of Texas Press, 236 pages
In the memoir “Being Miss America” by Kate Shindle, you’ll peek behind the brocade curtains to learn more about the long-running pageant.
For years, the War of 1812 was viewed by many as a “forgotten conflict.”
Coming as it did between the American Revolution and the Civil War, it seemed to get lost in the mists of time. With the celebration of the war’s bicentennial two years ago, there has been renewed interest in the conflict — and a bevy of new books about this war.
Last year, the world of science fiction lost a great author in Iain Banks. Since his literary debut in 1984, Banks had written dozens of fiction books (as Iain Banks) and science fiction books (as Iain M. Banks), crafting characters and worlds that felt lived-in and layered, rather than simply imagined for your benefit as a reader. Profiled below are books that fit into the subgenres of horror, urban fantasy, and space opera, respectively.
— “Wasp Factory” (1984). Banks’ debut novel is undeniably creepy — this is not a “before bed” read or even an “in the house alone” read. The novel’s protagonist, Frank, is a 16-year-old who has defined a series of talismans and rituals, including killing, that allow him to protect the island where he lives and predict the future. The novel is told from Frank’s point of view, and Banks skillfully avoids making a terrifyingly vicious protagonist into a monster. If you enjoyed the first season of HBO’s “True Detective” but didn’t get enough of the creepy Carcosa cult, this book is right up your alley.
It wasn’t exactly, “Presto, change-o” Monday night at the Kenosha City Council meeting.
JANESVILLE — The debate between 1st District Congressional candidates Rob Zerban and Rep. Paul Ryan was remarkable for its civility while highlighting a clash of political philosophies.
Public hearings on the proposed 2015 Kenosha County budget begin this week.
Kenosha Police said a 67-year-old Chicago man was getting ready to attend a concealed-carry weapons class when he picked up a handgun in his HarborPark townhouse and blew out a sliding glass door in his kitchen.
A man is on trial this week for the April 2013 fatal shooting of two men in a 25th Avenue back yard.
Declining birth rates and shifting demographics are changing the look of Kenosha Unified School District.
For Ben Dowell, meeting President Barack Obama earlier this month, shaking hands and briefly conversing with him still seems surreal.
Less than one day after being convicted of murder, Kenosha’s Joshua P. Braithwaite was arrested for felony battery after a brutal attack on a Kenosha County Jail correctional officer.
SOMERS — Alarm bells rang early Monday morning after a suspicious chemical smell forced school officials at Somers Elementary to evacuate the school.
In-person early voting began Monday but the hours and days for voting vary by municipality. These are the dates and times city, village and town residents can vote. The last day for early in-person voting is Oct. 31. Election Day is Nov. 4.
KENOSHA — A free gardening workshop begins at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Center for Sustainable Living at Gateway Technical College, 3520 30th Ave.
Question: How many years did Police Chief Owen O’Hare serve on Kenosha’s police force?
The First Congressional District contest in November involves two men who have done battle before.
A familiar face is expected to return to the Kenosha County Center as early as December.
A family escaped uninjured from a Saturday fire that started in a laundry room of a two-family home at 1507 53rd St., Kenosha Fire Department officials said Sunday.
A roundabout at the intersection of highways 83 and C in Salem is being considered by the state Department of Transportation, spokesman Brian DeNeve said Friday.
Paul Hoepner is a quiet, unassuming family man who likes to stay out of the spotlight and goes to church on Sunday. Then he spends the rest of the week scaring the bejeezus out of people.
KENOSHA — The eighth annual Fun ’n’ Fit Recreation and Fitness Fair will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the YMCA, 7101 53rd St.
Each Monday, the Kenosha News takes a look at the life of a Kenosha County resident who recently died. We share with you, through the memories of family and friends, a life remembered.
Perhaps against his better judgment, Kenosha’s David Breiling offered one of his secret pumpkin-carving tips.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, a Janesville Republican, faces Democrat Rob Zerban, a former small business owner from Kenosha, on the Nov. 4 ballot. The Associated Press asked them to answer the same questions in 130 words or less. Their responses follow.