Kate Atkinson.

Review: 'Big Sky,' by Kate Atkinson

FICTION: Kate Atkinson's fifth Jackson Brodie mystery is funny and suspenseful.

Review: 'My Life as a Rat,' by Joyce Carol Oates

June 21
Joyce Carol Oates
FICTION: After telling police that her brothers killed a black teenager, Violet Kerrigan is cast alone into a bewildering life.

Bookmark: Four new (or newish) Minnesota books to read and love

June 23
Megan Marsnik.

Review: Queer Eye's Tan France talks about his new memoir, 'Naturally Tan'

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NONFICTION: Tan France shares thoughts on racial profiling, fashion and Olive Garden.

Review: 'The Buried: An Archaeology of the Egyptian Revolution,' by Peter Hessler

June 21
NONFICTION: A journalist explores the personal and political in post-Arab Spring Egypt.

Reviews: 'The Flatshare,' by Beth O'Leary and 'Stay Up With Hugo Best,' by Erin Somers

June 23

Review: 'The Snakes,' by Sadie Jones

June 21
FICTION: Wealth, abuse and tragedy corrode an English family.
Books
June 21
Josie
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Twin Cities area book events June 23-June 30

DAVID BRUNS AND JR OLSON: “Rules of Engagement.” 7 p.m. Tue. Once Upon a Crime, 604 W. 26th St., Mpls. BRIAN JOHNSON: “Murder…
Books
June 21
Shelftalker.

Booksellers recommend books: Zenith on 'Master Butchers Singing Club'

Set in 1920s rural North Dakota, “The Master Butchers Singing Club” by Louise Erdrich holds beautifully brilliant tales of love, mystery and haunting…
Books
June 21
Regina Porter, photo by Liz Lazarus

Review: 'The Travelers,' by Regina Porter

FICTION: This multifaceted debut follows characters through tumultuous marriages and racial tensions.
Books
June 21
Maida Heatter

Maida Heatter, baker extraordinaire, celebrated with chocolate

For several decades, cookbook author Maida Heatter got Americans baking — often, with chocolate.
Books
June 21

Review: 'The Porpoise,' by Mark Haddon

FICTION: Master storyteller is inspired by ancient legends, myths and Shakespeare.
Books
June 19
In this June 6, 2019 photo, Joy Harjo poses inside the Library of Congress, in Washington. Harjo has been named the country’s next poet laureate, be

Native American writer Joy Harjo is named U.S. Poet Laureate of the United States

Harjo will be the first Native American to serve in that honorary position when she begins this fall.
Books
June 19
“We were very intentional about the stories represented,” said Minneapolis City Council Member and racial and gender equality advocate Andrea Jenk

Minneapolis LGBT community makes 'Queer Voices' heard

Contributors brought anthology to life at Stonewall event in Minneapolis.
Books
June 19
Shannon Gibney Photo by Kristine Heykants

A family trip out west taught this Midwest essayist and bookworm how to find her voice

The summer I was 12, my family and I took a monthlong camping trip from our home in the hot, sticky Midwest to the cooler,…
Books
June 18

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION 1. Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens. (Putnam) A woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect. 2.
Books
June 17
Sara Collins

Review: 'The Confessions of Frannie Langton,' by Sara Collins

FICTION: An enslaved woman is accused of killing her employers in 1800s London.
Books
June 16

Reviews: 'Austin to ATX,' by Joe Nick Patoski, and 'I Know Who You Are,' by Alice Feeney

Austin to ATX: The Hippies, Pickers, Slackers and Geeks Who Transformed the Capital of TexasBy Joe Nick Patoski. (Texas A&M University Press, 376 pages, $32.)Old…
Books
June 14
Jo Baker

Review: 'The Body Lies,' by Jo Baker

FICTION: A writing teacher gets caught up in a perilous game with a troubled student.
Books
June 14
Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Review: 'Fleishman Is in Trouble,' by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

FICTION: A doctor juggles work, kids and the addictive world of hookup culture after his estranged wife disappears.
Books
June 14
Aleksandar Hemon.

Review: 'My Parents: An Introduction' and 'This Does Not Belong to You,' by Aleksandar Hemon

NONFICTION: In this dual memoir, novelist Aleksandar Hemon explores the anxieties of his immigrant family.
Books
June 14
Ann Quin.

Review: 'Berg,' by Ann Quin

FICTION: In the perversely lyrical "Berg," first published in 1964, the narrator is determined to kill his wayward father.
Books
June 14

Booksellers recommend books: Next Chapter on Sigrid Nunez's 'The Friend'

“The Friend,” by Sigrid Nunez A very elegant, moving work on loss and grief, writing, mentors, suicide, healing, and of course, the Friend…
Books
June 14
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We asked for your stories about sharing books: Here's what you said

You are passionate about sharing — but also about getting back — beloved books.
Books
June 14

Twin Cities area book events June 16-23

LORNA LANDVIK: "Chronicles of a Radical Hag (With Recipes)." 6:30 p.m. Mon. River Falls Library, 140 Union St., River Falls, Wis.; 6 p.m. Wed.…
Books
June 11

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION 1. Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens. (Putnam) A woman who survived alone in a marsh becomes a murder suspect. 2.
Books
June 10

Reviews: 'American Spy,' by Lauren Wilkinson, and 'Roar,' by Cecelia Ahern

American Spy By Lauren Wilkinson. (Random House, 304 pages, $27.)   “American Spy” opens in 1992 with a heart-racing scene in which Marie is forced…
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