REVIEW: 'Apeirogon,' by Colum McCann

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Bassam Aramin in the bedroom of his 10-year-old daughter, killed in a clash with Israeli border police.
FICTION: The true story of a Palestinian father and an Israeli Jew is at the heart of this new novel by prize-winning author Colum McCann.

REVIEW: 'Village of Scoundrels,' by Margi Preus

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Margi Preus
YOUNG ADULT: Based on a true story, Margi Preus' "Village of Scoundrels" is set in a small French town during World War II.

REVIEW: 'The Splendid and the Vile,' by Erik Larson

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NONFICTION: "The Splendid and the Vile" is a compelling account of how Britain fought off doom at the beginning of World War II.

REVIEW: 'Amnesty,' by Aravind Adiga

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FICTION: Aravind Adiga spins a literary page-turner that illuminates the illegal immigration crisis.

REVIEW: 'Citizen Reporters,' by Stephanie Gorton

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NONFICTION: The rise and fall of a great magazine during America's Gilded Age.

Don't Miss: Louise Erdrich book launch

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February 19
William D. Green

William Green wins 2nd history award

Green wins his second Hognander award for his book about civil rights after the Civil War.
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February 18

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION 1. American Dirt, by Jeanine Cummins. (Flatiron) A bookseller flees Mexico for the United States with her son while pursued by the head…
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February 14

Reviews: 'Bad Blood,' by John Carreyrou and 'Maid,' by Stephanie Land

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup By John Carreyrou. (Vintage, 368 pages, $16.95, new in paperback.)   This bestselling, stranger-than-fiction tale…
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February 14
Supporters of a ballot initiative to loosen restraints on local rent control laws rallied in San Francisco in 2018.

Review: "Golden Gates: Fighting for Housing in America," by Conor Dougherty

NONFICTION: A New York Times reporter takes a hard look at the problem of affordable housing.
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February 14

REVIEW: 'You Can Only Yell at Me for One Thing at a Time,' by Patricia Marx and Roz Chast

You Can Only Yell at Me for One Thing at a Time: Rules for Couples By Patricia Marx and Roz Chast. (Celadon Books, 139 pages,…
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February 14

Bedside Table: Readers recommend books

If you are fascinated with old Hollywood lore and the beginning of cinema, “The Electric Hotel” by Dominic Smith will cement that fascination. Although a…
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February 14
Tracy K. Smith talked about memorizing poetry when she was in the Twin Cities last fall for Talking Volumes.

Bookmark: Taking a walk? Recite a poem to keep you company

I don’t have a lot of regrets, but I have a few. I regret not learning a second language to the point where I can…
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February 14
Anna Burns

Review: 'Little Constructions,' by Anna Burns

FICTION: Exploring violence and its consequences with black humor.
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February 14
Alison McGhee

Review: 'The Opposite of Fate,' by Alison McGhee

FICTION: Personalizing and dramatizing the abortion debate.
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February 14
Serena Zabin

Review: 'The Boston Massacre,' by Serena Zabin

NONFICTION: The importance of women and their work in pre-Revolutionary America.
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February 14
The 1954 edition of “The Negro Travelers’ Green Book” listed the places black motorists were welcome.

Review: 'Driving While Black,' by Gretchen Sorin

NONFICTION: A masterful and vital examination of the decadeslong effort to frustrate black mobility.
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February 11
The line to get into the 2019 Wordplay festival stretched around the corner and down the block.

Wordplay fest to bring Lily King, Emma Straub, Gene Luen Yang, 100 more to Minneapolis

The Minneapolis event is scaling back to a single day for its second year, but a no-less ambitious lineup.
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February 10
Arthur Phillips

Review: 'The King at the Edge of the World,' by Arthur Phillips

Fiction: A story of feuding religious factions in Elizabethan England that is part history, part morality tale.
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February 7
Audiobooks

Audiobooks: Three books with great tales and great narrators

“Agent Running in the Field,” by John le Carré. (Penguin Audio, Unabridged, 9½ hours) John le Carré, master of espionage and gifted voice…
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February 7
Anne De Courcy

Review: 'Chanel's Riviera,' by Anne DeCourcy

NONFICTION: Stories of excess on the French Riviera during the early days of WWII come up a bit short.
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February 7

Review: 'This Brilliant Darkness,' by Jeff Sharlet

NONFICTION: Photography and journalism asks us to see those who have been cut off from the American dream.
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February 7
A field of corn grows in front of an old windmill in Pacific Junction, Iowa, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) ORG XMIT: IANH1

Review: 'The Scientist and the Spy,' by Mara Hvistendahl

NONFICTION: It's the FBI vs. the Chinese in Iowa farm fields. What are they seeking? High-quality seeds.
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February 7

Review: 'Weather,' by Jenny Offill

FICTION: A comical, sensitive novel about a librarian and her existential fears.
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February 7

Bedside table: Readers recommend books

“Legal Grounds” by Ava Aaronson Mystery:  Who dunnit? Fresh:  2019. Timely:  #MeToo. Compelling:  Fast moving. Scene:  Small-town Iowa. Cast: Ordinary folks, like attorneys Jake and…
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February 6
Gish Jen, Laila Lalami to appear at Club Book

Gish Jen, Laila Lalami to appear at Club Book

The spring lineup of the free authors series also includes Benjamin Percy and others.
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