REVIEW: 'Prairie Fires, the American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder,' by Caroline Fraser

November 17
REVIEW: 'Prairie Fires, the American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder,' by Caroline Fraser
NONFICTION: The definitive biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder richly demythologizes the life and times of one of America's most treasured authors.

REVIEW: 'The Story of Arthur Truluv,' by Elizabeth Berg

November 17
REVIEW: 'The Story of Arthur Truluv,' by Elizabeth Berg
FICTION: Elizabeth Berg's engaging novel is peopled with warmhearted characters who find their own lives enriched when they step out of their routine to help others.

REVIEW: 'Seven Days of Us,' by Francesca Hornak

November 17
FICTION: A London family of four reunites at Christmas but must stay together under quarantine.

REVIEW: 'Mrs. Osmond,' by John Banville

November 17
FICTION: Not only does author John Banville resurrect the original's characters, he flawlessly channels the great writer's ornate style.

REVIEW: 'The Revolution of Marina M.,' by Janet Fitch

November 17
FICTION: Janet Fitch emerges with a historical novel of Dostoevskian proportions.

REVIEW: 'Island of the Blue Foxes,' by Stephen R. Bown

November 17
NONFICTION: After a group of 18th-century Russian explorers run aground, the ship's naturalist saves the day.
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November 18

SHELFTALKERS: Booksellers recommend books

“The Tragedy of Arthur,” by Arthur Phillips. A play-in-a-novel, with a long, rambling, insane, tragic, hilarious, moving and meditative “introduction” to said play. Totally meta…
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November 18
Gretchen Carlson's decision to speak out led to Roger Ailes’ resignation and won her a $20 million settlement.

'It's an epidemic': Gretchen Carlson takes on sexual harassment crisis

The Anoka native says America is at a tipping point for dismantling the culture of sexual harassment.
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November 18

Timeline: Gretchen Carlson speaks out on sexual harassment and shakes up Fox News

June 23, 2016: Gretchen Carlson dropped from Fox News after her contract expires. July 6, 2016: Carlson files a lawsuit against Fox…
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November 17

A rainy night with Louise Erdrich

Hundreds turn out for the launch of her new novel, "Future Home of the Living God."
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November 17

Joe Biden's private story about public mourning

Memoir shares his emotional turmoil after the death of his son.
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November 15

Ward, Bidart win National Book Awards

Minnesota was well-represented at the awards, with four books on the shortlist.
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November 14

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION 1. The Rooster Bar, by John Grisham. (Doubleday) Three students at a sleazy for-profit law school hope to expose the student-loan banker who…
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November 14

Review: 'Keeping On Keeping On,' by Alan Bennett

NONFICTION: The third volume in Alan Bennett's journals is as opinionated and witty as the first two.
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November 13

Why it's a big deal that comics star jumped from Marvel to DC

The key word in the announcement that writer Brian Michael Bendis was leaving Marvel Entertainment and coming to DC Comics was "multifaceted." Bendis, one of…
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November 12

Reviews: 'Glass Houses,' by Louise Penny, and 'Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life,' by Hector Garcia and Francesc Miralles

Glass Houses By Louise Penny. (Minotaur Books, 400 pages, $28.99.)   In the most intriguing installment yet chronicling Quebec’s Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and the…
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November 11

Bookstores recommend books: 'The Free' by Willy Vlautin

“The Free,” by Willy Vlautin. A thoughtful look at rural America with its many challenges. Heartbreaking and provides greater understanding why people may vote for…
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November 10

Review: 'Monograph,' by Chris Ware

NONFICTION: Cartoonist Chris Ware's "Monograph" is a collection of works without parallel in modern storytelling and graphic design.
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November 10

Review: 'Playing With Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics,' by Lawrence O'Donnell

NONFICTION: This entertaining look at the 1968 presidential election also compares it to the race of 2016.
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November 10

Review: 'Bunk,' by Kevin Young

NONFICTION: An examination of the continual appeal of fakes, forgeries and misinformation.
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November 10

Review: 'Future Home of the Living God,' by Louise Erdrich

FICTION: In "Future Home of the Living God," motherhood takes on new significance.
Books
November 10

What happens if your kids don't cherish books the way you raised them to?

You can't nag someone to read for pleasure.
Books
November 7

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION 1. Origin, by Dan Brown. (Doubleday) A symbology professor goes on a perilous quest with a beautiful museum director. 2. Deep Freeze,…
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November 7

Book about Janesville, Wis., wins Financial Times best book of the year

"Janesville: An American Story," Amy Goldstein's nonfiction account of the ripple effect of a factory closing, won the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award.
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November 7

Audiobooks: 3 novels reveal life's joys, tragedies

“The Ministry of Utmost Happiness,” by Arundhati Roy. (Random House Audio. Unabridged, 16½ hours.) Arundhati Roy brings her clear, melodious voice and clipped Indian…
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November 7

REVIEWS: 'The Midnight Line' by Lee Child and 'The Little French Bistro' by Nina George

The Midnight Line By Lee Child. (Delacorte, 384 pages, $28.99.) “It was a very small ring,” but when Jack Reacher spotted it in a pawnshop…
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