Stephen King will play a concert at First Avenue with Amy Tan, Mary Karr, humorist Dave Barry and sportswriter Mitch Albom.

Stephen King and other top authors headed to Mpls. for new book festival

Wordplay in May will feature about 100 top writers of everything from fiction to cookbooks.

Bookmark: Good and bad news for book reviews — and Stephen King to the rescue

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Stephen King records an audiobook in New York last July. The Portland Press Herald in Maine said it would bring back its local book reviews if the aut

Review: 'The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee,' by David Treuer

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David Treuer
NONFICTION: David Treuer's fiery, vivid new book seeks redemption amid the torturous course of American Indian history.

Review: '99 Nights in Logar,' by Jamil Jan Kochai

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FICTION: Funny, wise and magical debut novel pays homage to "1,001 Nights."

Review: 'Talent,' by Juliet Lapidos

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FICTION: A scholar stuck for inspiration mines the notebooks of a writer with a famously fallow period.

Review: 'The Current,' by Tim Johnston

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FICTION: Two tragedies 10 years apart have devastating repercussions in a small Minnesota town.

Review: 'Hark,' by Sam Lipsyte

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FICTION: A sharp satire about a vapid mindfulness guru.
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Readers recommend books: 'Oranges'

I just finished reading the story collection “Oranges” by Minnesota author Gary Eldon Peter. It is a poignant, lovely, personal story that is beautifully written…
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Twin Cities area book events Jan. 20-27

NORM MITCHELL: "The Hidden One." 7 p.m. Tue. Barnes & Noble, Calhoun Village, 3216 W. Lake St., Mpls. JENNIFER ROCK AND MICHAEL VOSS:…
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January 15

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION 1. The Reckoning, by John Grisham. (Doubleday) A decorated World War II veteran shoots and kills a pastor. 2. Fire and Blood,…
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January 14
Minnesota's Kate DiCamillo announces new 'Raymie Nightingale' book

Minnesota's Kate DiCamillo announces new 'Raymie Nightingale' book

"Beverly, Right Here" will be published in September by Candlewick Press.
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January 14
Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary will return in the movie version of "Downton Abbey."

Can't wait for 'Downton Abbey' movie? Get your Brit fix with these 6 books

REVIEW: Fiction, mysteries and history to satisfy cravings for books about a more genteel time.
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January 14
Tanesha Nicole read a poem Monday at "Button Poetry Live" at Park Square Theatre in St. Paul, clinching top honors for the night.

For a diverse new generation, poetry is a 'growth industry'

More people are reading and buying the reinvented art form, with an assist from social media.
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January 13

Reviews: 'Narrator,' by Bragi Olafsson, and 'The Grandmaster,' by Brin-Jonathan Butler

The Grandmaster: Magnus Carlsen and the Match That Made Chess Great Again By Brin-Jonathan Butler. (Simon & Schuster, 224 pages, $26.)   If you can…
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January 13
Dani Shapiro Photo by Michael Maren

Review: 'Inheritance,' by Dani Shapiro

NONFICTION: In her most powerful memoir yet, Dani Shapiro confronts the discovery that the man who raised her was not her biological father.
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January 13
Tessa Hadley Photo by Mark Vessey

Review: 'Late in the Day,' by Tessa Hadley

FICTION: The sudden death of an art dealer leaves a hole and disrupts the bonds among four close friends in London.
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January 12

Booksellers recommend books: Birchbark on 'New Poems of Native Nations'

“New Poems of Native Nations,” edited by Heid E. Erdrich. Assembled here is a breathtaking, necessary collection of poetry edited by Heid E. Erdrich…
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January 11

Review: 'The Dreamers,' by Karen Thompson Walker

FICTION: Like Karen Thompson Walker's previous stunner, "The Age of Miracles," "The Dreamers" says the world is a frightening place.
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January 11
The readings are free, and there will be hot coffee, hot cider, cookies and books.

Bookmark: The St. Paul Library's Fireside Reading Series features Sarah Stonich, Heid Erdrich and more

Built in 1930, the Hamline Midway Library in St. Paul is a lovely old brick building with bay windows, a grand front entrance and a…
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January 11

Review: 'Ghost Wall,' by Sarah Moss

FICTION: An English family goes overboard in trying to live for a summer like the ancients.
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January 11

Review: 'A Rope From the Sky,' by Zach Vertin

NONFICTION: A Minnesota native offers an insider's account of the birth of a nation.
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January 9

David Shove, poet and curator of Minneapolis reading series, dies at 81

The curator of the Midstream Reading Series died of a heart attack on Dec. 31, shortly after moving into a senior living community.
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January 8

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION 1. The Reckoning, by John Grisham. (Doubleday) A decorated World War II veteran shoots and kills a pastor. 2. Fire and Blood,…
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January 7
Then-Princess Elizabeth left Westminster Abbey with her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, after their wedding Nov. 20, 1947.

Review: How Elizabeth's royal wedding 'Gown' cheered war-weary England

FICTION: Novelist braids narrative around designer's gown for the future Queen Elizabeth.
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January 7
"For Now," art book by Minneapolis artist Jody Williams

Jody Williams wins Minnesota Book Artist award

Her art book, "For Now," is both a puzzle and a box.
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January 6

Reviews: 'Almost Everything,' by Anne Lamott, and 'Dopesick,' by Beth Macy

Almost Everything: Notes on HopeBy Anne Lamott. (Riverhead, 189 pages, $20.)Just when you need someone to shake you by the shoulders and say, "Snap out…
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January 5

Twin Cities area book events Jan. 6-13

JEFF FALKINGHAM: “Murder in Minnesota.” 11 a.m. today. AZ Gallery, 308 Prince St., St. Paul. JAMES ANDERSON O’NEAL: “Riley and the Roaring Twenties.”…
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