6 new books by Minnesota poets explore heartbreak, paradoxes and more

6 new books by Minnesota poets explore heartbreak, paradoxes and more

POETRY: Six new books by Minnesota poets examine technology, war, loss, rebirth and the natural world.

Review: 'A $500 House in Detroit,' by Drew Philp

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Review: 'A $500 House in Detroit,' by Drew Philp
NONFICTION: A young man bought an abandoned house in Detroit to rehab it — and became part of a community.

Review: 'Anything Is Possible,' by Elizabeth Strout

April 21
Review: 'Anything Is Possible,' by Elizabeth Strout
FICTION: Connections of small-town life weave web that is suffocating and affirming.
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Booksellers recommend books: McNally-Jackson on 'Citizen'

“Citizen,” by Claudia Rankine. Searing, brilliant, true: poetry and essay conjoined at the heart. Threaded through with powerful art by Carrie Mae Weems, Wangechi Mutu,…
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3 great new audiobooks: George Saunders, Douglas Preston, Neil Gaiman

“Lincoln in the Bardo,” by George Saunders. (Random House Audio. Unabridged, 7½ hours.) The audio version of George Saunders’ first novel, “Lincoln in the…
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April 21

Review: 'I'd Die for You,' stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald

FICTION: This collection of 18 previously unpublished works is a mixed curiosity.
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St. Paul memoirist Kao Kalia Yang a finalist for prestigious Chautauqua Award

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April 19

St. Paul writer Caitlin Bailey wins Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry

The author will receive $10,000 and a publishing contract with Milkweed Editions.
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Debut book catapults Minnesota author to literary stardom

Before it was even published, Twin Cities writer Lesley Nneka Arimah's first book was all the buzz.
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Excerpt from 'What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky'

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New York Times bestsellers

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Midwest Book Award finalists are announced

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Review: 'No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America' by Ron Powers

NONFICTION: Journalist shares his family's story after both his sons struggled with schizophrenia.
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Scooby and crew meet 'real' monsters in DC Comics' new 'Scooby Apocalypse'

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Reviews: 'Quicksand,' by Malin Persson Giolito, and 'The Valley of the Shadow of Death,' by Kermit Alexander

Quicksand By Malin Persson Giolito, translated from the Swedish by Rachel Willson-Broyles. (The Other Press, 498 pages, $25.95.) The Swedish Crime Writers’ Academy chose “Quicksand”…
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Bookstores recommend books: Subtext on 'The Brother'

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Review: 'The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley,' by Hannah Tinti

FICTION: Hannah Tinti defies curse of "second novel slump."
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Review: 'A Line Made by Walking,' by Sara Baume

FICTION: An artist moves into her grandmother's crumbling home in rural Ireland after a breakdown.
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Review: 'Flying Funny,' by Dudley Riggs

NONFICTION: Dudley Riggs has a heck of a story to tell.
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Review: 'Janesville: An American Story,' by Amy Goldstein

NONFICTION: A reporter explores what happened to life and jobs in Janesville, Wis., after its dominant employer closed.
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April 14

Review: 'Killers of the Flower Moon,' by David Grann

NONFICTION: New Yorker writer David Grann delves into mysterious killings on the oil-rich Osage reservation in Oklahoma in the 1920s.
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REVIEW: 'No One Is Coming to Save Us' by Stephanie Powell Watts

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