Dave Eggers sends family on madcap trip in 'Heroes of the Frontier'

Dave Eggers sends family on madcap trip in 'Heroes of the Frontier'

FICTION: In Dave Eggers' new novel, a mom and two children flee their Ohio home.

Review: 'Love and Ruin: Writing From the Atavist,' edited by Evan Ratliff

July 25
Review: 'Love and Ruin: Writing From the Atavist,' edited by Evan Ratliff
NONFICTION: Ten long-form "tales of obsession, danger and heartbreak," originally published online, are repackaged as a book.

Review: 'The Hatred of Poetry,' by Ben Lerner

July 22
NONFICTION: Poet and novelist Ben Lerner tries to explain the widespread dislike of poetry.

Find a release party for 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' in Twin Cities

July 28
Rejoice. The drought is over. The "Harry Potter" release parties are back.

Obituary: Philip Dacey, 77, was a prolific poet and an inspired teacher

July 27

REVIEWS: 'The Woman in Cabin 10,' by Ruth Ware and 'The Blue Bath,' by Mary Waters-Sayer

July 27

Review: 'Home Field,' by Hannah Gersen

July 24
FICTION: In a Clinton-era small town, a football coach and his three children struggle to go on in this tender debut.
Books
July 24

Review: 'Swallowed by the Cold,' by Jensen Beach

FICTION: Stories reflect a world of detached folks who ache for empathy in contemporary Sweden.
Variety
July 22

Midwest Booksellers Choice Awards have been announced

"Locally Laid" and "North Woods Girl" among the winners.
Books
July 22

Review: 'The Lost Girls,' by Heather Young

FICTION: A woman flees to her lake house and revisits a decades-old tragedy in this haunting debut.
Books
July 22

Review: 'Among Strange Victims' by Daniel Saldana Paris

FICTION: An indolent husband finds his path intersecting with that of a Spanish academic.
Books
July 22

Nothing prepares you for a trip – or helps you relive it later – more than a book

The last time I was in London (which was only the second time I was in London), I hauled with me a hard-bound copy of…
Books
July 22

Review: 'The Fighting Frenchman: Minnesota's Boxing Legend Scott LeDoux,' by Paul Levy

NONFICTION: The "Fighting Frenchman" took on boxing's big stars — and bums.
Variety
July 21

Wisconsin libraries honor Minneapolis writer John Coy

His picture book, "Game Changer," has won the Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla Award
Variety
July 20

U of M to bring in Claudia Rankine and Marilynne Robinson this fall

The Fall UMN English Writers Series, which begins Sept. 28 with Nami Mun, will bring in five authors this fall.
Books
July 19
FILE - This Sept. 8, 2012 file photo shows author Salman Rushdie posin...

Writer Salman Rushdie to speak at Macalester College

Although he has written more than a dozen books, Salman Rushdie might best be known for his 1988 novel “The Satanic Verses” and the death…
Variety
July 19

From Micawber's to Milkweed (via Sea Salt)

Bookseller Hans Weyandt will manage the new bookstore in Open Book, which will open Sept. 6.
Books
July 19

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION1. First Comes Love, by Emily Giffin. (Ballantine) Two sisters — one a successful lawyer with a small child and an unhappy marriage, the…
Books
July 18

Review: 'The Enigma of Iris Murphy,' by Maureen Millea Smith

FICTION: Graceful short stories by Minnesota Book Award winner Maureen Millea Smith reveal a dying public defender.
Books
July 17

REVIEWS: 'Three-Martini Lunch,' by Suzanne Rindell, and 'The Doll-Master,' by Joyce Carol Oates

Three-Martini LunchBy Suzanne Rindell. (Putnam, 512 pages, $27.)"Nobody ever became a writer by just wanting to be one." This terse advice by F. Scott Fitzgerald…
Books
July 17

Review: 'Here Comes the Sun,' by Nicole Dennis-Benn

FICTION: The debut novel "Here Comes the Sun" is a searing indictment of the ongoing trauma inflicted by colonial conquest.
Books
July 16

Book healing: What writers of color say we all should read now

In the wake of the recent shooting death in Falcon Heights of Philando Castile, Twin Cities writers, artists and teachers of color have suggestions for books that might help bridge the gap between our cultures.
Books
July 15

Simon & Schuster to market Hazelden books

The agreement, which begins on Jan. 1, is an attempt by the Center City-based Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation to get its print and digital books into the hands of more consumers.
Books
July 15

Review: 'The Bones of Grace,' by Tahmima Anam

FICTION: In the last volume of Tahmima Anam's Bengal trilogy, a Harvard-educated woman searches for identity.
Books
July 15

Review: 'Brightfellow,' by Rikki Ducornet

FICTION: A mysterious and isolated young man has a series of strange encounters on a college campus.
Books
July 15

Bookmark: Floating Library to spend this summer at Lake Phalen in St. Paul

The Floating Library first bobbed out onto a Minneapolis lake in the summer of 2013. Volunteer librarians handed out chapbooks, art books and other unique…
Books
July 15

Review: 'Eve of a Hundred Midnights,' by Bill Lascher

NONFICTION: An affectionate look at the adventures of a World War II correspondent.
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