14 May 2018

A Grateful Goodbye

A Grateful Goodbye

What’ll we do with ourselves this afternoon?  And the day after that, and the next thirty years? -F. Scott Fitzgerald People tend to have strong opinions about The Great Gatsby.  They utterly adore it or they can’t fathom what all the fuss is about.  Readers of both minds flocked to the Pfister this week for […]

26 Apr 2018

Like Rare Birds

Like Rare Birds

Entering the Grand Ballroom today feels like entering a secret world, a riot of beads and color, a world I’d never spent any time thinking about before now but so suddenly seductive that I’ve been mesmerized, watching dance after dance, before I remember to find a seat. The women are brightly plumed and preening. They […]

22 Apr 2018

The Pfister Book Club Celebrates April in Paris

The Pfister Book Club Celebrates April in Paris

Though Milwaukee was still appallingly wintery this week, the Pfister Book Club set our minds on lovelier locales with an “April in Paris” themed meeting. We discussed The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George, a novel about a Parisian bookseller who has the gift of “transperception”, meaning he can see deeply into his customer’s emotions […]

11 Mar 2018

The Pfister Book Club, Extra Spicy

The Pfister Book Club, Extra Spicy

This month, our Pfister Book Club discussed a book that has been on so many of the “must read” lists lately, including being named Amazon’s Best Novel of 2017.  Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng is the perfect novel for a book club because it’s an engrossing page-turner that still deals with complex issues like […]

7 Mar 2018

Milwaukee’s Magnificent Bride: One Lovely Choice After Another

Milwaukee’s Magnificent Bride: One Lovely Choice After Another

I planned our wedding seven years ago, before the flood of beauty, inspiration and comparison that are Pinterest and Instagram. Back then, wedding blogs were the main way to see what was out there in the realm of weddings, and I devoured so many of them that I killed my laptop. The brides I met […]

10 Feb 2018

A Title Unanimously Loved by the Pfister Book Club

A Title Unanimously Loved by the Pfister Book Club

We’ve read all kinds of books so far this year in our Pfister Book Club; the only common thread between the titles I’ve selected has been that I think it will spark lively discussions.  This month’s title, Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah was clearly the most well-received book […]