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Looking for books as stocking stuffers? Here are 9 ideas

Classic or quirky or oversized, these books make great gifts.

Review: 'My Sister, the Serial Killer,' by Oyinkan Braithwaite

November 16
Oyinkan Braithwaite Studio 24
FICTION: When one sister tires of a man, she kills him. And the other sister helps her get away with it. What could go wrong?

Reviews: Three collections of poetry explore gender, race and family

November 16
Andrea Gibson
POETRY: Three new collections explore gender, love, race and family.

Review: 'Beginnings: The Homeward Journey of Donovan Manypenny,' by Thomas D. Peacock

November 16
FICTION: Native man who was mostly raised by a white couple journeys back to Red Cliff to understand his past.

Review: 'The Incomplete Book of Running,' by Peter Sagal

November 16
NONFICTION: NPR's Peter Sagal unleashes his humor and wit on his passion for running.

Review: 'Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy, 1945-1975,' by Max Hastings

November 16
NONFICTION: A penetrating and richly drawn new history of Vietnam limns a bloody, needless conflict.
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Wild Rumpus Bookstore owner Tom Braun in the Linden Hills landmark in 2010.

Tom Braun, who co-founded whimsical Wild Rumpus bookstore in Minneapolis, dies at 74

Creative and talented, Braun always had a thousand ideas, those who knew him said.
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November 17

Twin Cities area book events Nov. 18-25

THOMAS PEACOCK: “Beginnings.” 3 p.m. today. Birchbark Books, 2115 W. 21st St., Mpls.; 7 p.m. Mon., Magers and Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls.…
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November 17

Readers recommend books: 'My Dear Hamilton,' by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie

If you’ve been caught up in the buzz of “Hamilton,” you will want to read “My Dear Hamilton” by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie.…
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November 14

1965 novel resurfaces amid eerie circumstances

Political reporter wrote a 1965 book about a president who goes haywire.
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November 13

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION 1. The Reckoning, by John Grisham. (Doubleday) A decorated World War II veteran shoots and kills a pastor inside a Mississippi church. 2.…
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November 13
Ed Bok Lee.

Grants for writers!

Winners include Kao Kalia Yang, Ed Bok Lee, Thomas Peacock and so many others.
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November 12

Review: 'The Shadows We Hide,' by Allen Eskens

FICTION: Joe Talbert returns in Twin Cities writer Allen Eskens' new novel.
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November 9
Audiobooks

Audiobooks: Autumn's 3 best audiobooks offer global adventures across time

“Cherry,” by Nico Walker. (Random House, unabridged, eight hours.) Drawn very much from life, “Cherry,” Nico Walker’s outstanding debut, is a hard-hitting, ghoulishly funny…
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November 9
Toshiki Okada Photo by Kikuko Usuyama

Review: 'The End of the Moment We Had,' by Toshiki Okada, translated from the Japanese by Samuel Malissa

FICTION: A celebrated Japanese writer offers two impressively odd tales.
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November 9

Review: 'Heirs of the Founders: The Epic Rivalry of Henry Clay, John Calhoun and Daniel Webster,' by H.W. Brands

NONFICTION: A look at Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun and Daniel Webster reveals controversial history of antebellum America.
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November 9
John McPhee

Review: 'The Patch,' by John McPhee

NONFICTION: Journalist has assembled a lengthy prose collage from the archives of his wide-ranging 60-year career.
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November 9
A portrait of Marie Colvin at her family home in East Norwich, N.Y.	New York Times

Review: 'In Extremis,' by Lindsey Hilsum

NONFICTION: The compelling "In Extremis" paints a vibrant portrait of Marie Colvin, considered the greatest war correspondent of her generation.
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November 9
New Ulm, Minn., in winter. Star Tribune file

Review: 'The Winter Bees,' by Jill Kalz

FICTION: This debut collection of stories captures the lives of German-Americans in New Ulm.
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November 9

Twin Cities area book events Nov. 11-18

LITERATURE LOVERS: Christina Dalcher, Leif Enger, Alyson Hagy, Kristina McMorris. 2 p.m. today. $11; tickets at 651-430-3385. Community Thread, 2300 Orleans St. W., Stillwater.…
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November 6

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION 1. Every Breath, by Nicholas Sparks. (Grand Central) Difficult choices surface when Hope Anderson and Tru Walls meet in a North Carolina seaside…
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November 5
David Durenberger

David Durenberger recalls a lost time of bipartisanship

NONFICTION: Former Republican senator's book is part recollection, part reported history.
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November 5
Andrew Hussie has published another volume of webcomic “Homestuck.”

'Homestuck' creator on his epic 'metafictional farce' webcomic

"Homestuck," the epic, seven-year "Ulysses" of a webcomic by Andrew Hussie, was a life-or-death funhouse that couldn't help but reflect on its own existence. It…
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November 4

Reviews: 'Women in Sunlight,' by Frances Mayes, and 'In the Hurricane's Eye,' by Nathaniel Philbrick

In the Hurricane's Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown By Nathaniel Philbrick. (Viking, 385 pages, $30.)Like colonists' efforts in the…
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November 3
A portrait of Louis Cha, better known as Jin Yong, popular Chinese martial arts novelist, in the Jin Yong Gallery at Hong Kong Heritage Museum. He die

Jin Yong, lionized Chinese author wrote fantastical novels, dies at 94

Jin Yong was one of China's most widely read 20th-century writers.
November 2

Twin Cities area book events Nov. 4-11

LYN MILLER LACOURSIERE: “Times Like This.” 1 p.m. today. Maple Grove Lutheran Church, 9251 Elm Creek Blvd., Maple Grove. FITZFIRST@FOUR: A discussion of…
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