“Almost Famous Women” by Megan Mayhew Bergman, c. 2015, Scribner
“Bettyville: A Memoir” by George Hodgman
c.2015, Viking, $27.95, 279 pages
NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Ted Cruz’s book, “A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Miracle of America,” is coming out this summer.
HarperCollins Publishers told The Associated Press on Thursday that it has set a June 30 release date for the book, for which Cruz reached a reported seven-figure deal last year. Cruz, a first-term Texas Republican considering a presidential run in 2016, said in a recent telephone interview that in a time of “extraordinary challenges” he wants to tell his story and share his message of free markets and constitutional liberties.
By Carolyn Kellogg
Los Angeles Times
by Dana Purucker
Kenosha Public Library
By Terri Schlichenmicher
You may know a terrifying, yet strangely uplifting story told through the eyes of 5-year-old Jack, who has lived his entire life alone with his mother in a small shed. Through the boy’s eyes, we slowly realize the horror of their confinement — that they are being held captive by a madman who had kidnapped the young woman and fathered the child. Yet Jack’s life is a happy one, as he blithely describes his well-regimented routine and the layout of his life’s space, which his attentive mother has made into a rich world. His contentment is heartbreaking, especially in light of his confusion when the two are rescued in the second half of the story.
The story is so compelling and unusual, you might not suspect that Donoghue also writes beautifully imagined historical novels, mostly based upon the barest tidbits of information found in her scholarly studies in literature. (In fact, the inspiration for “Room” came from the infamous Austrian case of a man who kept his daughter captive for 24 years.)
By Terri Schlichenmeyer
So, did the top keep spinning at the end of “Inception”? How can we differentiate reality from a dream from a nightmare? Is there a difference? While these Twilight Zone-esque questions are often addressed in the visual medium of television and film, certain books cultivate an atmosphere of claustrophobia, fear, and uncertainty that evokes the haunting theme music of that timeless show. Here are a few of my favorite mind-bending books:
A proposed change to the state Department of Transportation budget would require local governments to foot more of the bill for things like curbs and gutters when a state highway project comes through town.
Lincoln Middle School on Wednesday became the epicenter of goodwill in the face of bullying once again.
The Somers Town Board is facing accusations of violating the Open Meetings Law.
An 18-year-old man left his ID behind when he helped burglarize a home this month, hoping to be caught.
Racine police on Tuesday arrested a Kenosha man on his way to a large heroin deal, after receiving a tip from a confidential informant.
TWIN LAKES — Police Chief Dale Racer, head of the local department for 8 years, will retire July 6.
A Racine man police say was videotaped fatally shooting a friend March 2 has pleaded not guilty to homicide.
Every year is an election year — at least when it comes to voting for Kenosha’s favorite soup.
PLEASANT PRAIRIE — A casino night to benefit clubs and sports at Indian Trail High School will be 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Radisson, 11800 108th St.
Two Kenosha men believed to be racing through city streets at speeds close to 80 mph received multiple citations on Tuesday.
Documents released Tuesday reveal how and when police officials learned of possible evidence-planting in a homicide investigation.
Delays for defense attorneys to investigate evidence-planting by a former Kenosha police officer have pushed back resolution of homicide cases, leaving the victim's family unable to see the end of the process.
A north-side Kenosha supermarket will likely have its liquor license suspended for 30 days pending City Council action next month.
The man police say was behind the hiding of cameras in locker rooms at the RecPlex and Uline has refused the state’s plea deal and is set for trial, after his attorney came back on board.
Some of the materials are more than a century old.
The Kenosha Police Department said it discovered an unusual setup in the back of a white van driven by a man suspected of following a woman’s vehicle through a neighborhood near the 3700 block of 22nd Avenue on Monday afternoon.
A 13-year-old Washington Middle School student was arrested for disorderly conduct about 3:30 p.m. Monday for repeatedly yelling profanities at school staff members, according to Kenosha Police Department.
BRISTOL — A program on becoming a “citizen scientist” begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol.
A dog sled team working in a Kenosha park might be hard to put your head around, especially with no snow on the ground.
Wisconsin Lt. Governor Kleefisch visited LakeView Technology Academy Tuesday.