F. Scott Fitzgerald posed for a portrait in the 1920s.

Everyone invited: 'Great Gatsby' copyright to end in 2021

Starting next January, anyone will be able to publish F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic Jazz Age tale, write a sequel or adapt the work to their own uses.

Review: 'A Long Petal of the Sea,' by Isabel Allende

January 17
Isabel Allende
FICTION: A family's flight from the bloody Spanish Civil War to a new life in Chile forms the arc of this powerful novel.

Review: 'Homie,' by Danez Smith

January 17
Danez Smith
POETRY: In this third collection, Danez Smith's poems burst with rage and love.

Review: 'How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish,' edited by Ilan Stavans and Josh Lambert

January 17
NONFICTION: How Yiddish words have crept into the American vernacular.

Review: 'American Dirt,' by Jeanine Cummins

January 17
FICTION: A mother and son make a harrowing journey through Mexico to try to escape a drug kingpin's vendetta.

Bookmark: New in paperback

January 17

Review: 'Long Bright River,' by Liz Moore

January 20
FICTION: "Long Bright River" is that wonderful thriller that subverts your expectations till the very last page.
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January 22

Review: 'Murder, Inc.: The CIA Under John F. Kennedy,' by James H. Johnston

Murder, Inc.: The CIA Under John F. Kennedy By James H. Johnston. (Potomac Books, 343 pages, $32.95.)   Many books touching on the 1963 assassination…
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January 21

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION 1. Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens. (Putnam) In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman…
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January 17
Peggy Orenstein

Author asks boys about sex: 'We've ... disconnected boys from their hearts'

Bestselling author Peggy Orenstein talks about her new book, "Boys & Sex: Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, and Navigating the New Masculinity."
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January 17
Peter Stamm

Review: 'The Sweet Indifference of the World,' by Peter Stamm

FICTION: An entrancing tale about a writer haunted by his past self.
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January 17

Don't Miss: When Writing Meets Art in Stillwater

Six writers (including three Minnesota Book Award winners), five visual artists and two musicians will entertain you at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at an…
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January 14

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION 1. Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens. (Putnam) In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman…
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January 13
Ann Napolitano

Review: 'Dear Edward,' by Ann Napolitano

FICTION: A devastating plane crash kills everyone aboard, except one 12-year-old boy.
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January 13
Christopher Bonanos, Margo Jefferson and Anthony Marra--all previous winners of NBCC awards--read off the list of this year's finalists.

NBCC Finalists announced, including Ronan Farrow and Colson Whitehead

The finalists for the National Book Critics Circle awards were announced in New York.
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January 11

Review: 'Imperfect Union,' by Steve Inskeep

NONFICTION: A vibrant portrait of John and Jessie Frémont mirrors the ferment of 19th-century political intrigue.
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January 11
William Kent Krueger kicks off the Friends of the St. Paul Public Library’s annual Fireside Reading Series on Jan.22.

Library fireside chats feature Ed Bok Lee, William Kent Krueger and others

The lovely tradition of books, candles, hot cider, cookies (we haven’t had enough cookies yet, have we?) and new books continues this season with the…
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January 10

Review: 'Never Tell,' by Lisa Gardner

Never Tell By Lisa Gardner. (Dutton. 512 pages, $9.99 paperback.)   Three strong women. A murdered husband. Lifetimes of lies and betrayals. Lisa Gardner’s Flora…
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January 10

Review: 'How Quickly She Disappears,' Raymond Fleischmann

FICTION: Alaska-set thriller hinges on the relationship between a lonely woman and a killer.
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January 10
Aby Wolf and others will perform at an event to fight climate change.

Don't Miss: Poets, Writers, Musicians Against the War on the Earth

Sometimes the way to make a difference is quietly, with singing and glögg. And so the group “Poets, Writers, Musicians Against the War on the…
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January 10

Review: 'Pravda Ha Ha,' by Rory MacLean

NONFICTION: The author of "Stalin's Nose" returns to Russia to try to understand what has happened to the world since the fall of Communism.
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January 10
The royal family, including the princesses Elizabeth and Margaret, in 1937.

Review: 'The Secret Guests,' by Benjamin Black

FICTION: In this thriller, Britain's princesses are spirited to Ireland during the Blitz.
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January 10
Bohumil Hrabal and his cats.

Review: 'All My Cats,' by Bohumil Hrabal, translated from the Czech by Paul Wilson

NONFICTION: A short yet captivating memoir from a Czech master about the pleasures and pains of cats, and the brutality of nature.
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January 8
Elizabeth Wurtzel in New Haven, Conn., Oct. 17, 2007. Wurtzel, whose startling 1994 memoir, “Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America,” won p

Elizabeth Wurtzel, 'Prozac Nation' author who spurred memoir boom, dies at 52

The cause was breast cancer, an experience she also wrote about.
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January 7

'Dolphin Letters' takes intimate look at scandal that tore apart literary couple

NONFICTION: An intimate look at the scandal that tore apart a literary power couple, through their letters.
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January 7

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION 1. Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens. (Putnam) In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman…
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January 5
Ada Calhoun writes about sleepless nights and sudden rages behind closed doors.

Author tackles Gen X women's midlife crisis: 'You're not imagining it, and it's not just you'

NONFICTION: Journalist Ada Calhoun plumbs the question of what's keeping women up at night.
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