Review: 'Catapult,' by Emily Fridlund

Review: 'Catapult,' by Emily Fridlund

FICTION: Minnesota native's stories center on difficult characters in northern locales.

Readers say when it comes to book length, 'less is more'

December 15
Readers say when it comes to book length, 'less is more'
Many long books are fine, of course, but folks don't like books that just go on and on.

Review: 'Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone,' by Juli Berwald

December 15
NONFICTION: The slow and stinging jellyfish, this new book suggests, is a hero of the ocean and the harbinger of change.

Review: 'Brolliology,' by Marion Rankine

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NONFICTION: A British author's history of the umbrella is sprinkled with dry wit.

Tom Hanks loves the written word

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REVIEWS: 'Sleep No More,' by P.D. James, and 'Artemis,' by Andy Weir

December 15

Review: 'Mean,' by Myriam Gurba

December 15
NONFICTION: Myriam Gurba's blunt, timely coming-of-age memoir explores the brutality of sexual assault.
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December 15

Twin Cities area book events Dec. 17-24

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December 15

Readers recommend books: 'Nutshell' by Ian McEwan

I just finished “Nutshell” by Ian McEwan, and it’s the best novel I’ve read in a very long time. While it sounds really quirky, it…
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December 15

Review: 'The Mannequin Makers,' by Craig Cliff

FICTION: Competition between two window dressers in New Zealand leads to catastrophe.
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December 15

REVIEW: 'Hitler, My Neighbor,' by Edgar Feuchtwanger

NONFICTION: A fascinating account about Hitler's rise to power from the perspective of his young Jewish neighbor.
Stage & Arts
December 14

Minnesota Opera commissions kid-friendly opera based on Kate DiCamillo bestseller

"The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane" will also be the company's first new work composed by a woman.
Books
December 13

New book festival will run over 2 days, bringing 100 authors to Minneapolis

The Loft Literary Center announces Wordplay, a new two-day book festival.
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December 12

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION 1. The People vs. Alex Cross, by James Patterson. (Little, Brown) Detective Alex Cross takes on a case even though he has been…
Books
December 11

A Minnesotan looks at China 'from the ground up'

NONFICTION: A Peace Corps volunteer offers an astute, engaging account of China.
Books
December 10
Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to the Chicago Council on Globa...

Joe Biden promotes book in Minneapolis about son's death

The former vice president took a few jabs at the current Russia-related investigation into the Trump administration.
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December 9

Twin Cities area book events Dec. 10-17

CHRIS RIEMENSCHNEIDER: “First Avenue: Minnesota’s Mainroom.” Noon today. Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul; 2 p.m. Sat. Barnes & Noble,…
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December 8

Reviews: 'Beyond the High Blue Air,' by Lu Spinney, and 'Life in Code,' by Ellen Ullman.

Beyond the High Blue Air By Lu Spinney. (Catapult, 258 pages, $16.95.)   Lu Spinney’s memoir opens with a scene that she invites readers to…
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December 8

REVIEW: 'Don't Save Anything,' by James Salter

NONFICTION: A posthumous collection of journalism by the author of "A Sport and a Pastime."
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December 8

REVIEW: 'The World Goes On,' by László Krasznahorkai, translated from the Hungarian by John Batki, Ottilie Mulzet and George Szirtes

FICTION: A postmodern master's new collection of fiction cements his status as a difficult genius.
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December 8

Review: 'In the Distance,' by Hernan Diaz

FICTION: Separated from his brother, a penniless Swedish immigrant tries to make his way from California to the East Coast.
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December 8

Review: 'Concluding,' by Henry Green

FICTION: Obscure English modernist's darkly comic 1948 novel returns to print.
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December 8

Review: 'The Letters of Sylvia Plath, Vol. 1,' edited by Peter K. Steinberg and Karen V. Kukil

NONFICTION: Early correspondence reveals fiery writer in search of her gifts.
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December 8

Great stocking stuffers for book lovers

These reading-related gifts are sure to delight.
Books
December 8

Twin Cities writer, publisher make list of best debut book

The National Book Critics Circle finalists for the John Leonard Prize include Twin Cities writer Lesley Nneka Arimah and two books published by Graywolf Press.
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December 8

Celebrating James Wright, the poet who hated Minneapolis

The Pulitzer Prize winning poet, who taught at the University of Minnesota and Macalester College, was lauded on what would have been his 90th birthday.
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December 8

Booksellers recommend books: Roscoe Books on 'Blackacre'

With exquisite intelligence and lyricism, Monica Youn's "Blackacre" is rooted in desire — more specifically, her very real desire for a biological child. She examines…
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