Events

December

Thursday, December 12th
An Evening of Readings, Pt. 2

Madison Writers' Studio student readings...part 2!

5:30p

The second evening of Madison Writers' Studio students and works! Join us for wine, light refreshments, and even more readings from the writers you know, love, didn't know about, and will surely love!

Free and open to the public.

Full roster of students and works coming soon!

Wednesday, December 18th
SPECIAL EVENT: Pete Souza book signing at Garth's Brew Bar!

6:30p

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Book signing with Pete Souza at Garth’s Brew Bar on Monroe Street

A joint event with the newest addition to the Monroe Street shopping district: Garth’s Brew Bar!

Official White House photographer, Pete Souza, will be joining your favorite booksellers at Garth’s for book signing and brew-drinking!

**Please note: Mr. Souza will only sign books purchased from Mystery to Me!**

Books will be available for purchase on site.

Wednesday, December 25th
No Mystery to Me Book Club

Closed for the Holidays

January

Friday, January 17th
Author Visit: Jane Reeves

7 pm

**This event is by reservation only! Please RSVP at this link!**

A Heart of Gold

About the Book

A Heart of Gold is an inspiring guide into the practice of Loving Kindness. For anyone who is discouraged by a culture that focuses on scarcity and being busy, Jane offers within these pages a more generous way to live. She opens up a different way of being in the world, a method that is steeped in the practice of Loving Kindness.

Through stories in her own life and many years of being a guide for others, Jane shows how Loving Kindness can revolutionize a life. Loving Kindness is both a way to increase your own happiness and to bring happiness to others. Jane teaches that anyone in the world, anywhere, no matter what age, gender, background, race, or socioeconomic structure can learn how to weave Loving Kindness into ordinary life. Loving Kindness is universal in its accessibility.


Jane Reeves

About the Author

Jane Reeves is an international retreat leader, author, and teacher of Loving Kindness. Over the past three decades, she has been seeking authentic ways to develop a practice that brings more light, love, and joy into the world. Jane helps people dive deep into the practices of Loving Kindness, applying ancient and modern techniques to encourage spirit work, life design, and meeting wellness aspirations. She helps people to listen to their heart’s desires and to embody the path they are on in the present moment.

 

Jane is the founder of Radiant Jane Retreats and has led over 70 retreats. She and her team lead retreats to Italy where guests experience rich restoration through the culture of Italy, Tuscany, art, history, cuisine, connection, joy and meditation while being surrounded by beauty. Jane also leads retreats throughout the U.S. Jane had her own yoga studio for 30 years and has gradually transitioned toward her current role as retreat producer, holistic life guide, and Loving Kindness teacher.

Tuesday, January 21st
Author Visit: Nick Petrie

7:00 pm

The Wild One

About the Book

THE WILD ONEis the fifth novel in the Edgar Award-nominated, bestselling Peter Ash series, but the first that takes Ash on a mission of mercy outside the U.S. Traveling to the unwelcoming backcountry of Iceland in the dead of winter to locate an eight-year-old boy, this “self-contained unstoppable force” (Library Journal) once again faces down the demons of his own past through an act of redemption. The challenges and violence he encounters in the barren Nordic landscape will test even this seasoned U.S. Marine vet—who does not know the full extent of power wielded by the faceless enemy he is going up against.

The PTSD that has afflicted Ash since his tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan is back in full-force, intensifying the chronic buzzing in his head and triggering a debilitating sense of claustrophobia. He feels caged-in and directionless, even at the usual refuge of his girlfriend June’s home in Washington State. When Ash gets a call from an old comrade-in-arms asking him to help a wealthy woman who is looking for her grandson, he is reluctant even to take the meeting. But Catherine Price’s grief-stricken story pushes all the right buttons: her daughter was killed and her grandson whisked off to Iceland by his father, Erik, who is the prime suspect in the murder. Not seeking retribution, Mrs. Price says she just wants her grandson back.

Things take a hostile turn from the start. When Ash arrives in Reykjavik after a grueling flight, he is detained at customs and immigration as a man from the U.S. Embassy tries to deny him entry into the country—despite his lack of jurisdiction to do so or his refusal to offer an explanation. The Icelandic authorities are slightly more accommodating, and Ash is given two days to remain in the country. But it gets no easier as his first inquiry into Erik’s whereabouts turns into a brutal fight in the frigid night outside a club. Undaunted, Ash perseveres, but when he fails to abide by the edict that he leave the country, the hunter becomes the hunted. Ash leaves the capital city and travels farther into the wild countryside in search of the man he believes is a killer and the child he has been asked to save. Even the authorities on his heels or the most powerful storm the country has withstood in a generation will not deter him.


Nick Petrie

About the Author

NICK PETRIE won a Hopwood Award for short fiction while an undergraduate at the University of Michigan, and his story “At the Laundromat” won the 2006 Short Story Contest in The Seattle Review, a national literary journal.  He is the author of four previous novels in the Peter Ash series.  His debut, The Drifter, won both the ITW Thriller Award and the Barry Award for Best First Novel, and was a finalist for the Edgar, Anthony, and Hammett awards.  His third novel, Light It Up, was Apple iBooks’ Thriller of the Year and a finalist for the Barry award.  A husband and father, he lives in Milwaukee.

Thursday, January 30th
A (Wintry) Night to Recite

7:00 pm

Back by popular demand, Mystery to Me is delighted to host an encore of A Night to Recite--winter edition!

Join us for an evening of treats, libations, and poetry. The only rule? You must recite! No reading allowed!

Poems of all subjects and lengths are encouraged (although...perhaps no epics.), as are poets of all ages!