St. Paul is throwing a big party for F. Scott Fitzgerald, and you're invited

St. Paul is throwing a big party for F. Scott Fitzgerald, and you're invited

International conference honors native Minnesotan and Jazz Age writer.

REVIEW: 'The Jersey Brothers,' by Sally Mott Freeman

June 23
REVIEW: 'The Jersey Brothers,' by Sally Mott Freeman
NONFICTION: A sweeping account of one family's determined effort to find a prisoner of war and bring him home.

Audiobooks: Alec Baldwin, Sarah Dunant and Yewande Omotoso

June 23
Audiobooks: Alec Baldwin, Sarah Dunant and Yewande Omotoso

REVIEWS: 'The Crossing,' by Andrew Miller, and 'Lara,' by Anna Pasternak

June 25

Review: 'F. Scott Fitzgerald in Minnesota: The Writer and His Friends at Home,' by Dave Page with photographs by Jeff Krueger

June 23
NONFICTION: This big, lavish book explores the St. Paul streets that F. Scott Fitzgerald called home.

Review: 'The Accomplished Guest,' stories by Ann Beattie

June 23
FICTION: Ann Beattie focuses on time running out in her new collection of short stories.

REVIEW: '1944 Diary,' by Hans Keilson, translated from the German by Damion Searls

June 23
NONFICTION: Novelist Hans Keilson's diary reveals a man tormented by language and love, even while in hiding.
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June 23

Review: 'Anything Is Possible,' by Elizabeth Strout

FICTION: Connections of small-town life weave web that is suffocating and affirming.
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June 23

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

FICTION: Hannah Tinti defies curse of "second novel slump."
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June 23

Review: 'There Your Heart Lies,' by Mary Gordon

FICTION: A young Catholic woman sees atrocities, then recalls them late in life to her beloved granddaughter.
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June 23

REVIEW: "Small Hours" by Jennifer Kitses

FICTION: A novel told over 24 hours tells a taut tale of marriage under pressure.
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June 23

Review: 'A House Among the Trees,' by Julia Glass

FICTION: The complicated legacy of a beloved children's book author is revealed.
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June 19

Author Marlon James critiques Minnesota racism with viral Facebook post

The St. Paul author writes about what it is like to be black in Minnesota.
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June 19

REVIEW: 'Our Short History,' by Lauren Grodstein

FICTION: Lauren Grodstein's poignant new novel unfolds as a letter from a dying mother to her to her young son.
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June 19

REVIEWS: 'Hourglass,' by Dani Shapiro, and 'The Night Bell,' by Inger Ash Wolfe

Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage By Dani Shapiro. (Alfred A. Knopf, 145 pages, $22.95.) Dani Shapiro’s fourth memoir opens with her husband (whom she calls only…
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June 19

Review: 'You Don't Have to Say You Love Me,' by Sherman Alexie

NONFICTION: In this memoir, Sherman Alexie paints a frank and unflinching eulogy of his mother.
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June 19

REVIEW: 'The Prisoner in His Palace,' by Will Bardenwerper

NONFICTION: An intriguing portrait of the military policemen who guarded the Iraqi leader before his execution.
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June 19

Review: 'Guidebook to Relative Strangers,' by Camille T. Dungy

NONFICTION: In a stirring debut, poet reflects on raising a child while pursuing a career.
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June 19

REVIEWS: 'Cooking for Picasso,' by Camille Aubray and 'The Silent Corner,' by Dean Koontz

Cooking for Picasso By Camille Aubray. (Ballantine, 416 pages, $16.) Perhaps the risk in writing fiction about a famous person is, ironically, lessened the more…
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June 19

Review: 'Camanchaca,' by Diego Zúñiga, translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell

FICTION: A young man drives across a desert with his father, pondering his broken family.
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June 19

REVIEW: 'The Essex Serpent,' by Sarah Perry

FICTION: An enchanting British novel about a legendary beast and an intense relationship between a scientifically minded woman and a devout vicar.
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June 19

Bookmark: Writers and musicians organize to raise environmental awareness

Back in the 1960s, Minnesota poet Robert Bly and his friend David Ray, also a poet, formed a group called American Writers Against the Vietnam…
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June 17

Bookstores recommend books: McNally-Jackson on 'The Story of My Teeth'

“The Story of My Teeth,” by Valeria Luiselli. What a bizarre work: a post-meta “novel” of suggestive narratives in collaboration with workers at a…
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June 16

REVIEW: 'Marcel's Letters,' by Carolyn Porter

NONFICTION: A White Bear Lake graphic designer seeks the story behind a trove of letters from a Stillwater antique store.
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June 14

Tracy K. Smith is the new U.S. poet laureate

Three of Smith's books have been published by Minneapolis' Graywolf Press, including the Pulitzer-winner "Life on Mars."
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June 13

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION1. Into the Water, by Paula Hawkins. (Riverhead) In this psychological thriller by the author of "The Girl on the Train," women are found…
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June 12

Love the 'Wonder Woman' movie? Read these 5 comic books, too

“Wonder Woman,” the movie, is shattering box office records like, I dunno, glass ceilings. Which means a lot of new Wonderfans are going to be…
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