Review: 'Into the Water,' by Paula Hawkins

April 28
Review: 'Into the Water,' by Paula Hawkins
FICTION: The author of "The Girl on the Train" dials up another terrifying suspense story, with twists and turns.

Review: 'The History of the Future: American Essays,' by Edward McPherson

April 28
NONFICTION: Essays probe nation's incongruous trajectory, with an eye on the future.

Review: 'The Bride Price,' by Mai Neng Moua

April 28
NONFICTION: A young woman';s rejection of a "bride price" causes a family rift.

Review: 'Stars Over Clear Lake,' by Loretta Ellsworth.

April 28
FICTION: The famous Surf Ballroom is the setting for this wartime love triangle.

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

April 21
NONFICTION: A young man bought an abandoned house in Detroit to rehab it — and became part of a community.

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

April 21
POETRY: Six new books by Minnesota poets examine technology, war, loss, rebirth and the natural world.
Books
April 28

Booksellers recommend books: Lake Country on 'Dog Medicine'

“Dog Medicine,” by Julie Barton. When you are stuck in a quagmire of depression, sometimes the only thing that can pull you out is a…
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April 27

Minn. prof deemed funniest person in America debuts adult coloring book

Julie Schumacher's new coloring book (yes, you read that right) skewers the world of academe.
Movies
April 26
Elisabeth Moss in "The Handmaid's Tale."

For women, 'The Handmaid's Tale' is a terrifying warning

A new TV series adapts Margaret Atwood's novel, with its warning about the dangers of "traditional values."
Books
April 26

REVIEWS: 'Golden Prey,' by John Sandford, and 'The Evening Road,' by Laird Hunt

Golden Prey By John Sandford. (Putnam, 392 pages, $29.)   John Sandford’s “Prey” capers always move briskly, but in this case, the plot does so…
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April 25

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION 1. The Black Book, by James Patterson and David Ellis. (Little, Brown) After a raid on a brothel that serviced Chicago’s elite, two…
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April 24

Artist's painstaking line work puts new 'Hellboy' comic book at sea

Co-writer and artist Gary Gianni is known for "MonsterMen" collection.
Books
April 22

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,…
Books
April 21

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…
Books
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.
Books
April 21

Review: 'Anything Is Possible,' by Elizabeth Strout

FICTION: Connections of small-town life weave web that is suffocating and affirming.
Books
April 20

St. Paul memoirist Kao Kalia Yang a finalist for prestigious Chautauqua Award

Yang is a finalist for her latest memoir, "The Song Poet."
Books
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.
Books
April 19

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.
Books
April 19

Excerpt from 'What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky'

Excerpt from the story “Who Will Greet You at Home”: When Ogechi had taken her first baby, a pillowy thing made of cotton tufts, to…
Books
April 19

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION 1. The Black Book, by James Patterson and David Ellis. (Little, Brown) After a raid on a brothel that serviced Chicago’s elite, two…
Books
April 18

Midwest Book Award finalists are announced

Nearly 80 finalists in 30 categories. Winners will be announced in May.
Books
April 17

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.
Books
April 17

Scooby and crew meet 'real' monsters in DC Comics' new 'Scooby Apocalypse'

The gang does battle in the new DC series "Scooby Apocalypse."
Books
April 17

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”…
Books
April 15

Bookstores recommend books: Subtext on 'The Brother'

“The Brother,” by Rein Raud. Translated from the Estonian, this is a spaghetti western that would make Clint Eastwood proud. Deals with fate, karma and…
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