October 23, 1983 The last stronghold, at University and Lexington in St. Paul. It's the classic old White Castle on Central and 4th St., a cultural an

Review: 'Nights in White Castle,' by Steve Rushin

NONFICTION: Steve Rushin's second memoir traces his story from his high school hangout at 96th and Lyndale to Sports Illustrated.

Review: 'A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves,' by Jason DeParle

August 16
Jason DeParle
NONFICTION: A reporter goes deep into one family's story of migration and struggle.

Review: 'Turbulence,' by David Szalay

August 16
David SzalayPhoto by Julia Papp
FICTION: These loosely linked stories follow 12 travelers as they face various traumas.

New York Times bestsellers

August 20

Review: 'The Bookish Life of Nina Hill,' by Abbi Waxman

August 19
FICTION: Abbi Waxman introduces a modern-day Elizabeth Bennet.

Reviews: 'Code Name: Lise,' by Larry Loftis and 'The Turn of the Key,' by Ruth Ware

August 18

Review: 'Socialist Realism,' by Trisha Low

August 16
NONFICTION: Essay explores everything from contemporary art to underground movements to history of modern Singapore.
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August 17

Twin Cities area book events Aug. 18-25

BILLY JENSEN: “Chase Darkness With Me.” 5 p.m. today. Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. STEVE RUSHIN: “Nights in White Castle.”…
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August 17

Booksellers recommend books: Birchbark on 'Virgil Wander'

“Virgil Wander,” by Leif Enger Do you ever miss small-town movie theaters? I worked at one, and I do. This book will give you…
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August 16

Review: 'Machine,' by Susan Steinberg

FICTION: Lyrical and eccentric, "Machine" presents a dark and gripping coming-of-age tale in a daring and indelible format.
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August 16
Audiobooks

Audiobooks: Take a road trip with tales of travels

“Rough Magic: Riding the World’s Loneliest Horse Race,” by Lara Prior-Palmer. (HighBridge, unabridged, 7½ hours) In 2013, Lara Prior-Palmer, a 19-year-old Englishwoman, entered herself…
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August 13

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION 1. One Good Deed, by David Baldacci. (Grand Central) A World War II veteran on parole must find the real killer in a…
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August 12

Reviews: 'Maybe You Should Talk to Someone,' by Lori Gottlieb, and 'At Briarwood School for Girls,' by Michael Knight

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone By Lori Gottlieb. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 412 pages, $28.)   Few mysteries are more intoxicating than what goes on…
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August 12
Claire Lombardo

Debut novel 'The Most Fun We Ever Had' shows a Midwest family in continual crisis

FICTION: A secret child and relentless other dramas propel riveting debut novel.
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August 12

Solace and salvation in the Marvel Universe, at 12 cents a comic book

As writer read and reread Marvels, he was transported to other, better worlds.
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August 10

Booksellers recommend books: Subtext on 'The Summer Demands'

“The Summer Demands,” by Deborah Shapiro This is a slow and sultry novel that feels like summer itself. Approaching her 40th birthday and…
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August 9

Review: 'The Plateau,' by Maggie Paxson

NONFICTION: In the powerful "The Plateau," an anguished essayist weaves history, philosophy and reflection.
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August 9
Tea Obreht, Photo by Ilan Harel

Review: 'Inland,' by Tea Obreht

FICTION: Eight years after her acclaimed debut, Téa Obreht returns with another genre-smashing tale.
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August 9

Review: 'Lincoln's Spies,' by Douglas Waller

NONFICTION: A lively account of four secret agents who reported on Confederate troops to Union generals.
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August 9
Olga TokarczukPhoto by K. Dubiel

Review: 'Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead,' by Olga Tokarczuk

FICTION: A Man Booker International winner offers a blackly comic murder mystery.
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August 9
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How long should you read a bad book before giving up?

Some of you follow rules about the number of pages you'll give a book before quitting. And some of you just give up. And some of you never give up.
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August 9
Sarah Broom in the yellow house as a child.

Review: 'The Yellow House,' by Sarah Broom

NONFICTION: Sarah Broom's memoir of her family home, lost to Hurricane Katrina, tells a broader story of black America.
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August 9
Belinda Jensen

Twin Cities area book events Aug. 11-18

LOUIE KEMP: "Dylan & Me." 3 p.m. Sun. Electric Fetus, 2000 4th Av. S., Mpls.; 7 p.m. Mon. Iron Ranger, 1085 Grand Av., St.…
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August 6

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION 1. The New Girl, by Daniel Silva. (Harper) Gabriel Allon, the chief of Israeli intelligence, partners with the crown prince of Saudi Arabia,…
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August 6
Heid E. Erdrich.

2 Minnesota poets win national awards

Books by Heid E. Erdrich and Michael Torres will be published by Penguin Books and Beacon Press.
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August 6
Jemele Hill

Journalist, former ESPN host Jemele Hill has book deal

Jemele Hill, the ESPN host who departed the sports network a year after tweeting that President Donald Trump was a white supremacist, has a book deal.
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August 5
Karl Marlantes

A Finnish family embodies American archetypes in 'Deep River'

FICTION: Engrossing "Deep River" bucks every literary trend — and that's part of its charm.
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