Charles Finch

Book review: A thief, a murderer and a missing Shakespeare play

FICTION: If you crush on blue-blooded British detectives, the Charles Lenox series is for you.

3 great audiobooks to distract you from the news

March 17
Tim Johnston
A Midwestern murder mystery, a tale of clashing cultures set in Morocco and a counternarrative to "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee."

Review: 'We Were Rich and We Didn't Know It,' by Tom Phelan

March 17
Sheep are moved from one field to another along a country road in the west of Ireland.
NONFICTION: Tom Phelan's memoir about growing up on an Irish farm depicts a lost world but never strays into sentimentality.

New York Times bestsellers

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Reviews: 'On the Bright Side,' by Hendrik Groen, and 'Watching You,' by Lisa Jewell

March 17

Canceled before its release, a comic book focusing on Jesus finds new publisher

March 18

Review: 'Murder by the Book: The Crime That Shocked Dickens's London,' by Claire Harman

March 17
NONFICTION: The grisly killing of Lord William Russell echoed the plot of a popular novel.
Books
March 17

Readers recommend books: 'The Hello Girls' and 'Code Girls'

History is always on my list. I just finished “The Hello Girls: America’s First Women Soldiers,” by Elizabeth Cobbs. It recounts the story of…
Books
March 17
Antarctica’s Getz Ice Shelf in 2016.NASA

Review: 'Horizon,' by Barry Lopez

NONFICTION: Barry Lopez's geographical, sociological and spiritual global journey reveals diverse landscapes and exploitation of resources.
Books
March 17

Review: 'The Other Americans,' by Laila Lalami

FICTION: When an immigrant restaurateur is the victim of a hit-and-run driver, his daughter is certain racism played a part in his death.
Books
March 17

Review: 'Memories of the Future,' by Siri Hustvedt

FICTION: An author born in Minnesota revisits the stories of her first year in New York and of her eerie next-door neighbor.
Books
March 16

W.S. Merwin is remembered as a defining American poet of immense talent

Merwin spent much of his career looking — and forcing readers to look with him — at a world that seemed to be falling apart.
Books
March 15

Twin Cities area book events March 17-24

B.K. PARENT: “The Sommerhjem Journeys.” 6:30 p.m. Mon. Wildwood Library, 763 Stillwater Road, ­Mahtomedi. NICKOLAS BUTLER: “Little Faith.” 7 p.m. Mon. Magers &…
Books
March 14
Ada Limon at the NBCC finalists reading the night before the awards ceremony.

Minneapolis publishers Graywolf Press, Milkweed win top awards at NBCC

Ada Limon's "The Carrying" and Anna Burns' "Milkman" among winners of six book awards.
Books
March 14
Former First Lady Michelle Obama, left, spoke with journalist Michele Norris about her memoir “Becoming” on Wednesday at the Xcel Energy Center.

Michelle Obama fans pack Xcel Energy Center for her book tour

Attendees jumped out of their seats in St. Paul when the former first lady took the stage to talk about her life and bestselling memoir "Becoming."
Books
March 12

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION 1. Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens. (Putnam) A woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect. 2.
Books
March 12
Former First Lady Michelle Obama is coming to St. Paul.

Hype train has long left the station as Michelle Obama's book tour stops in St. Paul

Some seats for Obama's Twin Cities stop have sold for upward of $800 and $1,000. It's a price thousands have been willing to pay to hear Obama speak about her bestselling memoir, "Becoming," published in November.
Books
March 11
Dawn Lundy Martin
poet, winner of Kingsley Tufts Award
publisher: Coffee House Press

Coffee House Press poet wins prestigious literary award

Dawn Lundy Martin wins the Kingsley Tufts Award for "Good Stock Strange Blood."
Books
March 11
Don Winslow

Review: A harrowing look at the war on drugs in United States

FICTION: "The Border" brings Don Winslow's unflinching trilogy to a furious close.
Stage & Arts
March 11
Sheletta Brundidge of Cottage Grove, Heather Belair of New Brighton and Charlotte Larson of Hopkins with some of their “magical” Michelle Obama ge

As Michelle Obama's rock-star-scale book tour hits St. Paul, fans are bedazzled

Six women formed a club to read one book: "Becoming." And when its author brings her arena show to town this week, they'll be there.
Books
March 11

Reviews: 'Tony's Wife,' by Adriana Trigiani, and 'Little Culinary Triumphs,' by Pascale Pujol

Tony’s Wife By Adriana Trigiani. (Harper, 496 pages, $28.99.)   Adriana Trigiani offers a charming look at midcentury Italian-American family life and a humorous glimpse…
Books
March 8
Gabrielle Bell Photo by Jordan Guile

Twin Cities area book events March 10-17

ALEX KOTLOWITZ: “An American Summer.” 6:30 p.m. Mon. Wentworth Library, 199 Wentworth Av. E., West St. Paul. MIPA: Learn how to…
Books
March 8
Simon Garfield's new book celebrates all things tiny.

REVIEW: 'In Miniature,' by Simon Garfield

NONFICTION: Simon Garfield turns his attention to miniatures — like those tiny Eames chairs — and the results leave you wanting more.
Books
March 8
Stephen King

How to see Stephen King and other big authors at Minnesota's new book festival

Tickets to the new Wordplay book fair in downtown Minneapolis in May are going on sale in just a few days.
Books
March 8
Kathryn Davis

Review: 'The Silk Road,' by Kathryn Davis

FICTION: Kathryn Davis' surreal, metaphysically charged work traverses continually shifting narrative ground.
Books
March 8

REVIEW: 'Article 353,' by Tanguy Viel, translated from the French by William Rodarmor

FICTION: A bestselling French novel about the buildup to a vengeful murder and the justice that follows.
Books
March 8
Mark Doten Photo by Paul Nadal

Review: 'Trump Sky Alpha,' by Mark Doten

FICTION: After a nuclear war, a journalist studies "internet humor at the end of the world."
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