Review: 'Churchill & Orwell: The Fight for Freedom,' by Thomas E. Ricks

Review: 'Churchill & Orwell: The Fight for Freedom,' by Thomas E. Ricks

NONFICTION: Journalist Thomas E. Ricks makes a strong case for a connection between two powerhouse thinkers whose paths never crossed but who spoke truth to power.

Review: 'Off Speed,' by Terry McDermott

May 19
Review: 'Off Speed,' by Terry McDermott
NONFICTION: In engaging narrative, Terry McDermott gives us the skinny on curveballs, fastballs and perfect games.

Review: 'Since We Fell,' by Dennis Lehane

May 15
Review: 'Since We Fell,' by Dennis Lehane
FICTION: Dennis Lehane departs from blue-collar male protagonists in "Since We Fell."

New York Times bestsellers

May 23

Review: 'Between Them: Remembering My Parents,' by Richard Ford

May 22
NONFICTION: Memoir captures feel of South in 1940s and poignancy of widowhood.

After 25 years with Image Comics, Todd McFarlane and 'Spawn' are still going strong

May 22

Review: 'House of Names,' by Colm Toibin

May 5
FICTION: A bloody family saga is re-imagined for the 21st century.
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May 25

Star Tribune's serial novel started in Hollywood, ended in Bayfield

Author of Star Tribune summer serial "Redemption's Run" wrote it as a movie before realizing it was better as a book.
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May 25

Redemption's Run: character list

Characters appearing in the novel "Redemption's Run" include:
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May 25

Redemption's Run: sailing terms

A guide to some of the sailing terms that appear in the novel "Redemption's Run".
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May 21

REVIEWS: 'The Typewriter's Tale,' by Michiel Heyns, and 'Three Days in January,' by Bret Baier

The Typewriter's TaleBy Michiel Heyns. (St. Martin's Press, 288 pages, $25.99.)The "typewriter" in this tale is actually a young woman who is taking dictation for…
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May 20

Bookstores recommend books: Birchbark on 'Days of Abandonment'

“Days of Abandonment,” by Elena Ferrante. If you were to read only one Ferrante book, I would pick this one. It is one of the…
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May 19

Review: 'Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine,' by Gail Honeyman

FICTION: A touching, funny novel about a misfit who is the survivor of childhood trauma.
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May 19

Review: 'Double Bind,' edited by Robin Romm

NONFICTION: Roxane Gay, Pam Houston, Molly Ringwald are among essay contributors.
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May 19

Audiobooks: 'The Handmaid's Tale,' 'Their Finest,' 'Pachinko'

"The Handmaid's Tale," by Margaret Atwood. (Audible Studios. Unabridged, 12¼ hours.)Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale" (1985) has never been out of print, has spawned…
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May 19

Review: 'Fen,' by Daisy Johnson

FICTION: Debut collection of stories remaps bland terrain into the weird and wonderful.
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May 18

After 4,000 entries, Mall of America names winner of writer-in-residence contest

A poet from Los Angeles will be taking his typewriter for a gig at the Mall of America.
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May 16

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION 1. Golden Prey, by John Sandford. (Putnam) Lucas Davenport, now a U.S. marshal, pursues a thief who robbed a drug cartel and killed…
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May 15

Get your 'Aliens' comic book fix before 'Covenant' hits theaters

Are you as eager for "Alien: Covenant" as a face hugger scuttling from its egg? As hungry for the latest "Alien" movie as a Xenomorph's…
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May 14

REVIEWS: 'This Must Be the Place,' by Maggie O'Farrell, and 'Fallout: A V.I. Warshawski Novel,' by Sara Paretsky.

This Must Be the PlaceBy Maggie O'Farrell. (Vintage, 382 pages, $16.95.)This was one of my favorite novels of last year — one of many that…
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May 12

Readers share stories of learning to read

I was one of the lucky ones — I had a mother who read to me. The pictures in my books were terrific, but the…
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May 12

Review: 'Broken River,' by J. Robert Lennon

FICTION: In J. Robert Lennon's new novel, an estranged family buys a house in upstate New York that was the site of a violent crime.
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May 12

Bookstores recommend books: Chapter Two Books on 'Once in a Blue Moon Lodge'

"Once in a Blue Moon Lodge," by Lorna Landvik. The long awaited follow-up to "Patty Jane's House of Curl" doesn't disappoint. LOL funny, witty, heartfelt,…
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May 12

Review: 'Ernest Hemingway: A Biography,' by Mary V. Dearborn

NONFICTION: New biography of Ernest Hemingway draws on recent research to deepen the story of the writer's origins, rise and decline.
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May 12

Review: 'The Goat Fish and the Lover's Knot,' by Jack Driscoll

FICTION: In this collection of stories set in Michigan, people endure domestic complications.
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May 12

Review: 'Men Without Women,' by Haruki Murakami

FICTION: These seven stories by Haruki Murakami center on loveless lives and awakenings.
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May 12

Review: 'The Gift," by Barbara Browning

FICTION: NYU performance studies prof reflects on life and love with conceptual art.
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