Review: 'Wintering,' by Peter Geye

Review: 'Wintering,' by Peter Geye

FICTION: A troubled man and his son spend the winter in the wilderness of northern Minnesota.

Review: 'Everybody Behaves Badly: The True Story Behind Hemingway's Masterpiece "The Sun Also Rises," ' by Lesley M.M. Blume

May 29
Review: 'Everybody Behaves Badly: The True Story Behind Hemingway's Masterpiece "The Sun Also Rises," ' by Lesley M.M. Blume
NONFICTION: Lesley Blume's finely executed look at an important period of Ernest Hemingway's life will appeal to fans old and new.

Review: 'The Long Weekend: Life in the English Country House 1918-1939,' by Adrian Tinniswood

May 29
Review: 'The Long Weekend: Life in the English Country House 1918-1939,' by Adrian Tinniswood
NONFICTION: An entertaining chronicle of country house life between the two world wars. Yes, it's a lot like "Downton Abbey."

Review: 'If Bees Are Few: A Hive of Bee Poems,' edited by James Lenfestey

May 29
POETRY: A collection of poems old and new about the honeybee.

Review: 'The Vanishing Velázquez,' by Laura Cumming

May 20
NONFICTION: "The Vanishing Velázquez" captivates as detective story, art criticism and page-turning entertainment.

Review: 'A Country Road, a Tree,' by Jo Baker

May 27
FICTION: Samuel Beckett and James Joyce figure in this novel about quotidian life during World War II.

Review: 'A Burglar's Guide to the City,' by Geoff Manaugh

May 20
NONFICTION: So you want to be a second-story artist? Author Geoff Manaugh offers some entertaining real-life advice.
Books
May 29

Book reviews: 'Modern Lovers,' by Emma Straub, and 'Revelation,' by Dennis Covington

Modern LoversBy Emma Straub. (Riverhead Books, 356 pages, $26.)The plot of Emma Straub's new novel, "Modern Lovers," is one near-miss after another. A couple almost…
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May 28

Summer serial: A young Mpls. teacher is pulled to small town Minnesota

It’s 1949 and Allen Post, fresh out of college, is leaving the Twin Cities for his first teaching job in the small town of Stone Lake, Minnesota. He is about to learn some of the most important lessons of his life.
Books
May 27

School board postpones decision on whether to ban graphic novel

Librarian, principal and superintendent agreed to remove "This One Summer" from the school library.
Books
May 27

Minn. school criticized for pulling book after complaint

After a parent complaint, the only school in the Henning, Minn., district pulled the award-winning coming-of-age story "This One Summer." "We didn't ban it," the superintendent said. "We took it off the library shelves."
Books
May 26

Readers respond to e-book/print book debate

I was pretty sure that people felt strongly about books — as opposed to e-readers, I mean — but it was still heartening to receive…
Books
May 26

Review: 'The Noise of Time,' by Julian Barnes

FICTION: Julian Barnes' brief novel focuses on the life of Shostakovich during the most oppressive years of the Soviet regime.
Books
May 24

Review: 'The Reactive,' by Masande Ntshanga

FICTION: The protagonist sells antiretroviral drugs and grapples with his complicity in his brother's death.
Books
May 24

Review: 'The Statesman and the Storyteller,' by Mark Zwonitzer

NONFICTION: An engaging account of the last decade of the lives of two distant friends, John Hay and Mark Twain.
Books
May 24

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION1. 15th Affair, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. (Little, Brown) When a brutal murder threatens the domestic happiness of San Francisco police detective…
Books
May 23

Sebastian Junger explores PTSD and loss among vets in 'Tribe'

NONFICTION: Sebastian Junger explores problem of post-traumatic stress disorder and how it relates to a fractured society.
Books
May 23

Review: 'Valiant Ambition,' by Nathaniel Philbrick

NONFICTION: Nathaniel Philbrick looks at the early days of this country through the lives of Benedict Arnold and George Washington.
Books
May 22

REVIEWS: 'Dear Mr. You' by Mary-Louise Parker and 'The North Water' by Ian McGuire

Dear Mr. YouBy Mary-Louise Parker. (Scribner, 228 pages, $25.)In the imaginative and evocative "Dear Mr. You," sexy "Weeds" actress Mary-Louise Parker hints at her compelling…
Books
May 21

Review: 'Joe Gould's Teeth,' by Jill Lepore

NONFICTION: New Yorker writer Joseph Mitchell fell under the spell of Greenwich Village character Joe Gould.
Books
May 20
Marisella Veiga

Cuban-American author revisits her childhood in 1960s Minnesota

Cuban-American author Marisella Veiga first tried to tell the story of her Minnesota childhood eight years ago. She wasn’t ready. Her upbringing in the 1960s…
Books
May 20
Richard Horberg

Retired U professor revisits small town Minnesota in summer serial

The 89-year-old former University of Minnesota rhetoric professor's eyes light up when he talks about his favorite novelists and stories, and he says he writes only to fulfill an innate need to tell a story.
Books
May 20

Review: 'Red Platoon,' by Clinton Romesha

NONFICTION: The behind-the-scenes story of a violent 13-hour battle against the Taliban.
Books
May 20

Review: 'Crash Course,' by Robin Black

NONFICTION: A fiction writer's essays explore the intersection of writing and life.
Books
May 20

Review: 'Heart of a Lion,' by William Stolzenburg

NONFICTION: A wild animal story that reads like a thriller sets the stage for an examination of the future of wildlife in America.
Books
May 19

Reviews: 'Boar Island,' by Nevada Barr, and 'Becoming Wise,' by Krista Tippett

Becoming Wise By Krista Tippett. (The Penguin Press, 288 pages, $28.) Most of us can only dream of the dinner parties Krista Tippett could put…
Books
May 17

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION1. Extreme Prey, by John Sandford. (Putnam) Lucas Davenport, who has left the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, is in Iowa trying to foil…
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