Talking Volumes guest Jacqueline Woodson grew up in 'Another Brooklyn'

Talking Volumes guest Jacqueline Woodson grew up in 'Another Brooklyn'

To fill a "yawning gap" in books about black girlhood, Jacqueline Woodson turned to the Brooklyn of her youth.

In the event of a catastrophe, which books would you save?

September 23
In the event of a catastrophe, which books would you save?

Review: 'One Long Night,' by Andrea Pitzer

September 22
Review: 'One Long Night,' by Andrea Pitzer
NONFICTION: A disturbing yet important work on a universal calamity of the modern era.

REVIEWS: 'No Middle Name,' by Lee Child, and 'How to Lose a Marathon,' by Joel R. Cohen

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Review: 'Nomadland,' by Jessica Bruder

September 22
NONFICTION: Journalist looks at the growing number of "houseless" folks forced to move between seasonal jobs.

Review: 'Five-Carat Soul,' stories by James McBride

September 22
FICTION: Stories in James McBride's first collection have their roots in his earlier work.

Review: 'The Good People,' by Hannah Kent, offers haunting look at Celtic superstition

September 22
Fiction: Sudden death and hard times breed suspicion in 19th-century Ireland.
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September 22

Readers recommend books: 'Dublin Murder Squad'

Just found the Dublin Murder Squad mysteries by Tana French. Such vivid characters, exquisite imagery, and at least one murder to solve in each book.…
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September 22

REVIEW: 'Solar Bones,' by Mike McCormack

FICTION: Told in one long Joycean sentence, "Solar Bones" is a masterfully crafted reflection on life in County Mayo.
Books
September 22

Excerpt from Jacqueline Woodson's novel 'Another Brooklyn'

We turned thirteen and it seemed wherever we were, there were hands and tongues. There were sloe-eyes and licked lips wherever our new breasts and…
Books
September 20

Review: 'The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve,' by Stephen Greenblatt

NONFICTION: Pulitzer Prize-winning scholar Stephen Greenblatt traces significance of the story in various cultures.
Books
September 19

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION 1. Glass Houses, by Louise Penny. (Minotaur) When a body is discovered in Three Pines, Chief Superintendent Gamache regrets not acting on a…
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September 19

Minneapolis writer Lesley Arimah is a finalist for prestigious Kirkus Prize

Also on the lists: books by Graywolf Press and Coffee House Press.
Books
September 18

Harley Quinn steals the spotlight on Batman Day

Free comics and Twin Cities activities are highlights of Saturday's event.
Books
September 18

Native Minnesotan writer 'didn't expect' to land on Man Booker shortlist

Missing Minnesota while in California, Emily Fridlund began to write. Now she's on the Man Booker shortlist.
Books
September 18

10 of the most absorbing books of fall 2017

‘The Ninth Hour’ The story of three generations of an Irish immigrant family in Brooklyn, by Alice McDermott, the novelist who won a National Book…
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September 17

Reviews: 'The Dime,' by Kathleen Kent, and 'The Genius of Jane Austen,' by Paula Byrne

The Dime By Kathleen Kent. (Mulholland Books/Little Brown, 341 pages, $26.)Only a fan blowing in the right direction could flip the pages of this lightning-paced…
Books
September 16
Viet Thanh Nguyen, whose novel �The Sympathizer� won the 2016 Pulitzer...

Pulitzer winner Viet Thanh Nguyen, 'fighting for utopia' and a new Vietnam war narrative

The novelist spoke at St. Catherine University on power and the pen.
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September 16

Readers recommend books: 'Churchill's Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare'

Growing up in the 1950s, I thought Audie Murphy and Van Johnson defeated the Axis powers in World War II through Spitfire battles and face-to-face…
Books
September 15

Impassioned Twin Cities poet Danez Smith is a troubadour for our turbulent times

Best known as a prizewinning spoken-word artist, Danez Smith is pivoting toward words on the page with a new poetry book.
Books
September 15

3 audiobooks to make you laugh, think and shiver

“Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977- 2002),” by David Sedaris. (Hachette Audio. Unabridged, 14 hours.) Here, in these as-it-happened accounts and jottings, is…
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September 15

Review: 'Norma,' by Sofi Oksanen

FICTION: A woman unravels a conspiracy in this novel by Finnish writer Sofi Oksanen.
Books
September 15

NONFICTION: "Fantasyland," by Kurt Andersen

NONFICTION: In Kurt Andersen's "Fantasyland," an outraged journalist flays his country's loss of reason.
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September 15

Review: 'The Ninth Hour,' by Alice McDermott

FICTION: Steeped in her familiar territory of Irish Catholic Brooklyn, Alice McDermott spins a story about memory, family and the church.
Books
September 15

Review: 'This Blessed Earth,' by Ted Genoways

NONFICTION: A Nebraska family struggles to keep a small farm afloat.
Books
September 15

Graywolf Press has 5th title on National Book Award longlists with today's reveal of fiction list

Others on the longlist include Lisa Ko, Jennifer Egan, and Jesmyn Ward.
Books
September 14

Graywolf Press in the running for National Book Award nonfiction prize

The longlist includes Kevin Young's "Bunk," which Graywolf will publish in November.
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