Traci Lambrecht works at her desk just off the kitchen of her home in Marine on St. Croix, watched over by Lamby and Teddy, her childhood toys.

'Monkeewrench' co-author continues series without mom: 'I miss her so much'

Minnesota writer Traci Lambrecht is carrying on after the death of her best friend and partner in crime — mom P.J. Lambrecht.

Review: 'The Shakespeare Requirement,' by Julie Schumacher

August 10
Julie Schumacher.
FICTION: In Julie Schumacher's hilarious sequel to "Dear Committee Members," the English Department at Payne U fends off an attack.

Is listening to an audiobook the same as reading? Readers weigh in

August 11
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Audiobooks have their fans and detractors. Here's what folks had to say.

Southern history gets soap opera treatment in 'Dying of the Light'

August 13
FICTION: Melodrama abounds in Robert Goolrick's "The Dying of the Light."

Press rewind and give these 3 'fresh start' Marvel comic series a look

August 13
Major titles get a relaunch with first issues and new setups that reflect recent movies and fix "mistakes."

Reviews: 'The Cabin at the End of the World,' by Paul Tremblay, and 'The Shark Club,' Ann Kidd Taylor

August 12

Review: 'Flights,' by Olga Tokarczuk, translated from the Polish by Jennifer Croft

August 10
FICTION: First Polish winner of Man Booker International Prize offers "constellation novels."
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August 11

Twin Cities area book events Aug. 12-19

SAM STEPHENSON: “Gene Smith’s Sink.” 7 p.m. Tue. Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. BRIDGES READING SERIES: With Brenda Bell Brown,…
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August 11

Readers recommend books: 'The Long Way Home'

Back on my night table is “The Long Way Home” by David Laskin, a beautifully written account of the battles, politics, geography and personal…
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August 10
Omarosa Manigault Newman and Reince Priebus, then the White House chief of staff, confer as President Donald Trump arrives in the Roosevelt Room at th

Fired aide Omarosa calls Trump 'racist' and 'misogynist' in new memoir

Omarosa Manigault Newman said she never heard Trump use the N-word herself, a point that critics of her credibility are certain to seize on.
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August 10
Tsitsi Dangarembga

Review: 'This Mournable Body,' by Tsitsi Dangarembga

FICTION: Tsitsi Dangarembga caps her trilogy following a troubled character to midlife.
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August 10
Troops from the U.S. Army’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team instructed Iraqi soldiers how to use M2 machine guns at Besmaya Range Complex, Iraq.

Review: 'The Fighters,' by C.J. Chivers

NONFICTION: Veteran journalist C.J. Chivers follows six U.S. soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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August 10

Review: 'Eleanor, or the Rejection of the Progress of Love,' by Anna Moschovakis

FICTION: The plot is not the point of this intriguing and complicated novel.
Books
August 9

Review: 'Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret,' by Craig Brown

NONFICTION: This highly entertaining biography of Princess Margaret examines her life from many perspectives and points of view.
Books
August 7

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION 1. The Other Woman, by Daniel Silva. (Harper) Gabriel Allon, the art restorer and assassin, fights the Russians to decide the fate of…
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August 6

Review: 'Empty Set,' by Veronica Gerber Bicecci, translated from the Spanish by Christina MacSweeney

FICTION: Mexican artist's metafictional debut offers a fascinating puzzle.
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August 6

Reviews: 'Meet Me at the Museum,' by Anne Youngson, and 'Head of the Lakes' by Anthony Bukoski

Meet Me at the Museum By Anne Youngson. (Flatiron, 312 pages, $23.99.)  Anne Youngson, at age 70, has written her debut novel. Her age may…
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August 4

Twin Cities area book events Aug. 5-12

BRIAN ABRAMS: “Obama: An Oral History.” 7 p.m. Tue. Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. COLLEEN HOOVER: “All Your Perfects.” 7…
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August 3
Peggy Orenstein

Club Book to bring in David Grann, Peggy Orenstein and other writers for fall season

The Club Book lecture series brings in David Grann, Peggy Orenstein and other writers.
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August 3
Louise Thaden beside the plane in which she set a new speed record for women in 1936.

Review: 'Fly Girls' by Keith O'Brien

Nonfiction: Female pilots of the 1920s and '30s fought dangers and sexism.
Books
August 3

Review: 'If You Leave Me,' by Crystal Hana Kim

FICTION: Crystal Hana Kim's debut novel boldly explores personal and national turmoil.
Books
August 3

Bookmark: 4 summer books you might have missed

Summer whizzes by, books get buzzed about, noted on “best of” and “to be read” lists, and then — blammo! — the talk turns to…
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August 3

Review: 'The Third Hotel,' by Laura van den Berg

FICTION: A woman thinks she sees her husband in Havana — five weeks after he died in New York.
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August 3

Readers recommend books: 'The Grapes of Wrath'

I recently read John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath" for the first time. Published in 1939, it is not just a great American novel,…
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August 3
Joshua Mattson Photo by Sundus Al-Bayati

Review: 'A Short Film About Disappointment,' by Joshua Mattson

FICTION: In the near future, a young man's film critiques reveal the sad details of his life.
Books
August 2
Sally Field has written a memoir, "In Pieces."

Sally Field & Dessa anchor an eclectic lineup of authors for Talking Volumes at Fitzgerald Theater

Oscar winner and local hip-hop star join Rebecca Traister, Leif Enger and Alexander McCall Smith.
Books
August 2
Dan Brown, the author of “The Da Vinci Code” and “Origins,” at home in Rye Beach, N.H.

'Da Vinci Code' author Dan Brown's code for thriller novel success

In the bestselling novelist's latest thriller, "Origin," science threatens to kill off God.
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