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Review: 'Suicide Woods,' by Benjamin Percy

FICTION: Benjamin Percy's new book touches on the eerie, with humor and compassion.

Review: 'Olive, Again,' by Elizabeth Strout

October 11
Elizabeth Strout, photo by Leonardo Cendamo
FICTION: A sequel to "Olive Kitteridge" continues to examine the trials of loss and the triumphs of late-developing friendships among women.
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Minnesota novelist who thought he'd die in Vietnam wrestles with mortality once more

October 12
Tim O’Brien, author of the 1990 Pulitzer Prize finalist “The Things They Carried,” has written a new memoir “Dad’s Maybe Book,” which impa
Tim O'Brien's memoir, "Dad's Maybe Book," is filled with advice and stories for his young sons to savor when he's gone.

Review: 'Girl,' by Edna O'Brien

October 11
FICTION: Kidnapped schoolgirl endures epic hardships in Africa.

Books In Brief: 'The Girl Who Reads on the Metro,' by Christine Feret-Fleury and 'The Way Through the Woods,' By Long Litt Woon

October 13

Review: 'Grand Union,' stories by Zadie Smith

October 11
FICTION: Tightly coiled, multilayered stories showcase the author's many talents.

From the archives: Tim O'Brien chronicles the senseless boredom of the Vietnam War in 1969

October 11
The following dispatch ran on the front page of the Minneapolis Tribune on Sunday, June 29, 1969, topped by this note: "Pfc. Tim O'Brien, a 1968 graduate of Macalester College from Worthington, Minn., is an infantryman in Vietnam, 'a shock that still gives sleepless nights but is mitigated every few weeks by letters from a beautiful girl.' This article is his view of the war."
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October 12
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Twin Cities area book events Oct. 13-20

DAVID TREUER: “The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee.” Registration required. 2 p.m. today. Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul. ETHNA MCKIERNAN:…
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October 11

Audiobooks: Gore Vidal's 'Lincoln' and other great audiobooks for fall

“Lincoln: A Novel,” by Gore Vidal. (Brilliance Audio, unabridged, 33 hours.) Six of the seven books making up Gore Vidal’s brilliant cycle of novels,…
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October 11
Tim O'Brien

Review: Tim O'Brien's memoir is a loving gift to his teenage sons

NONFICTION: The author writes about the nearness of death, children who might not know him long, and Vietnam.
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October 11

Excerpt from 'Dad's Maybe Book,' by Tim O'Brien

The boys are now going through a zealous costume phase, and Meredith and I have spent the bulk of our vacation chasing after Batman and…
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October 10
Sheila O'Connor

Grandma's six-year sentence for teen pregnancy in 1930s inspired Edina author's latest book

Hamline professor uncovers the story of young women who were incarcerated for being pregnant.
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October 8
Morris Day performed with the Time on Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis as part of a Prince tribute at Super Bowl Live in 2018.

Prince haunts Morris Day's new memoir: 'I still hear his voice in my head'

"Purple Rain" co-star and Time leader Morris Day details his long friendship with Prince in a memoir that brings him home to the Twin Cities this week.
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October 7
Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell's 'Talking to Strangers' shows how our blind spots can lead to tragedy

NONFICTION: Malcolm Gladwell uses pop culture to examine the many ways we misunderstand one another.
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October 7
Linda Anderson, Andre Cymone, Morris Day, Terry Jackson, Prince and William “Hollywood” Doughty of Grand Central Band in the mid-1970s. The photo

Excerpt of a 'dialogue' between Prince and Morris Day from the book 'On Time'

Throughout “On Time: A Princely Life in Funk,” Prince appears via a dialogue in Morris Day’s head — in italics. Here’s an excerpt:   Prince…
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October 7
Ola Larsmo

Review: 'Swede Hollow: A Novel,' by Ola Larsmo, translated by Tiina Nunnally

FICTION: A starkly honest, sensitive portrait of poor Swedish immigrants who populated a steep wooded ravine on St. Paul's East Side.
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October 6

Reviews: 'The Last Good Guy,' by T. Jefferson Parker, and 'The Girl From Berlin,' by Ronald H. Balson

The Last Good Guy By T. Jefferson Parker. (G.P. Putnam's Sons, 352 pages, $27.)White supremacists seem destined to be the new ISIS in thrillers —…
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October 4
Leslie Jamison

Review: 'Make it Scream, Make it Burn,' by Leslie Jamison

NONFICTION: Leslie Jamison's potent essays question everyone's motives, including her own.
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October 4
Joanna Howard

Review: 'Rerun Era,' by Joanna Howard

NONFICTION: Memoir of growing up in front of the TV in the 1950s and '60s chronicles a bewildering beginning.
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October 4
Terry Tempest Williams

Review: 'Erosion' by Terry Tempest Williams

NONFICTION: Powerful essays document the damage to environment and spirit.
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October 4
It’s easy to get lost in your books when you’re packing for a move.

Bookmark: Packing up books was itself a moving experience

What do you do with your books when you move: Do you pare down or just pack up?
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October 4

Excerpt from 'How We Fight for Our Lives,' by Saeed Jones

I drifted out into waves the color of peacock feathers. They pulled me away from shore, and into a dream I’d had about my mother…
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October 4
Saeed Jones

Saeed Jones on coming-out memoir: 'I'm living a dream come true, but at what cost?'

In a new memoir, poet Saeed Jones relates his struggles as a young black gay man in Texas.
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October 4

Twin Cities area book events Oct. 6-13

POETRY READING: 2 p.m. today. Next Chapter Booksellers, 38 S. Snelling Av., St. Paul. JAMES GORDON: "The Transformation." 4 p.m. Mon. Hubert…
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October 4

Readers recommend books: Michelle Obama's 'Becoming'

Some books are meant to be read on the printed page. Some books are OK to be read on the screen. Some books come alive…
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October 4

Review: 'How We Fight for Our Lives,' by Saeed Jones

NONFICTION: Saeed Jones brings a poet's sensibility to a concise and controlled memoir about growing up black and gay.
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October 1

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION 1. The Testaments, by Margaret Atwood. (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday) In a sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale,” old secrets bring three women together as…
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