Retro Read

  • TCD’s 2013 Summer Reads

    TCD staffers Howard Leu and Madeline Pieschel, Edible Milwaukee publisher Jen Ede and Boswell Books employee Jason Kennedy discuss the books on their summertime agendas.

  • Summerland

    Summerland is not high art. It’s a young adult book at its finest, and a read will take the average adult a few days at most. But what a wonderful few days they’ll be.

  • American Tabloid

    James Ellroy’s style ensures that you don’t spend a lot of time working out the intricacies of grammatic structure. Instead, he prefers to smack you upside the head with his words.

  • One Hundred Years of Solitude

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez's 1967 novel provokes reflection on the repetitive nature of history and whether we in any way control the evolution of society.

  • Infinite Jest

    There have been ambitious novels before and since "Infinite Jest," but there is no single piece of literature that captures the details of the human experience as well.

  • A Prayer for Owen Meany

    Irving's is a highly political novel from a highly political time, with war and politics sharing a dance macabre and where people search for meaning in uncertain times.