Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal and Sarah Shourd have written a memoir of their experiences of imprisonment in Iran.
Bauer grew up in Onamia, Minn., and his mother lives near Pine City. He and his fiancée, Shourd, and their friend Fattal were arrested in 2009 while hiking in Iraqi Kurdistan and were accused of crossing the border into Iran. Shourd was released in 2010, and the two men in 2011.
Their book, “A Sliver of Light” will be published in March by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
• “West of the Moon,” by Duluth writer Margi Preus, will be published in April by Amulet Books. Preus is the author of two previous young-adult books, “Heart of a Samurai,” a Newbery Honor Book, and “Shadow on the Mountain.”
• “Albedo,” a collection of poems by Minnesota writer Kathleen Jesme, will be published in March by Ahsahta Press. Jesme is the author of four previous collections.
• “Engraved,” poems by Minneapolis resident Anna George Meek, has been published by Tupelo Press. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, the Kenyon Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, and elsewhere.
• Larry Millett’s seventh Sherlock Homes and Shadwell Rafferty mystery, “Strongwood: A Crime Dossier,” will be published in March by the University of Minnesota Press.
• Deborah Jiang Stein’s memoir, “Prison Baby,” will be published in March by Beacon Books. Stein, who lives in Minneapolis, is founder of the unPrison Project, which raises awareness about women and girls in prison.
• “The Lost Region: Toward a Revival of Midwestern History,” by Jon K. Lauck, has been published by the University of Iowa Press. Lauck lives in South Dakota.
• Laura Childs’ latest Cackleberry Club mystery, “Eggs in a Casket,” will be published in January by Berkley Crime.
• Phyllis Root and Betsy Bowen, together again. Their picture book, “Plant a Pocket of Prairie,” a sort of sequel to “Big Belching Bog” (2010), will be published in the spring by the University of Minnesota Press. Root lives in Minneapolis and is the author of more than 40 books for children. Bowen is a printmaker in Grand Marais.