Review: 'Leftover in China,' by Roseann Lake

Review: 'Leftover in China,' by Roseann Lake

NONFICTION: A journalist looks at the honor of success vs. the shame of being unmarried in modern Chinese society.

Bookmark: The Newbery and Caldecott – as well as the other ALA awards – are bringing recognition to diverse books

February 16
Bookmark: The Newbery and Caldecott – as well as the other ALA awards – are bringing recognition to diverse books

Review: 'The Rending and the Nest,' by Kaethe Schwehn

February 16
Review: 'The Rending and the Nest,' by Kaethe Schwehn
FICTION: Northfield writer Kaethe Schwehn vividly portrays a hostile world in which survival depends on stories shared, accepted and believed.

Books make leap to big screen

February 20
Eight films opening soon are adapted from novels.

New York Times bestsellers

February 20

New noir 'Sunburn' shadows a dark affair

February 20
REVIEW: Laura Lippman offers a sizzling salute to James M. Cain.

Review: 'A False Report: A True Story of Rape in America,' by T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong

February 16
NONFICTION: "A False Report" is an instant true-crime classic.
Books
February 19

Reviews: 'Canoeing With Jose,' by Jon Lurie, and 'Poison Girls,' by Cheryl Reed

Canoeing With Jose By Jon Lurie. (Milkweed Editions, 328 pages, $16.)   Eric Sevareid’s 1935 wilderness classic “Canoeing With the Cree” fired the imagination of…
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February 17

Booksellers recommend books: Flyleaf Books on 'The Book of Joan'

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February 17

Twin Cities area book events Feb. 18-25

KAO KALIA YANG: “The Song Poet.” 6:30 p.m. Tue. Hastings Art Center, 216 E. 4th St., Hastings. KELLY BARNHILL: “Dreadful Young Ladies…
Books
February 16

Review: 'Dreadful Young Ladies and Other Stories,' by Kelly Barnhill

FICTION: Newbery winner Kelly Barnhill pens slyly humorous fiction for adults.
Books
February 16

Review: 'Some Hell,' by Patrick Nathan

FICTION: This debut novel by a Minneapolis writer zeroes in on a guilt-torn adolescent and his mother after a family suicide.
Books
February 14

Chico Bon Bon goes Hollywood

The monkey with a tool belt, created by Duluth artist Chris Monroe, started out as a children's book but is moving to a Netflix series.
Books
February 13

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION 1. The Woman in the Window, by A.J. Finn. (Morrow) A recluse who drinks heavily and takes prescription drugs may have witnessed a…
Books
February 13

Minneapolis writer Kelly Barnhill writes fairy tales for grown-ups

After writer Kelly Barnhill won the highest honor in children's literature, she came out with a new collection of stories — for adults.
Books
February 12

Review: 'Mrs.' by Caitlin Macy

FICTION: Three women face the perils of social climbing.
Books
February 12

REVIEWS: 'Hotel Silence,' by Audur Ava Olafsdottir, and 'The Extra Woman' by Joanna Scutt

Hotel Silence By Audur Ava Ólafsdóttir, translated from the Icelandic by Brian FitzGibbon. (Black Cat, 214 pages, $16.)   Jónas Ebeneser has decided to end…
Books
February 12
"To Kill a Mockingbird"

After dropping two books with racial slurs, a painful turning of the page in Duluth

The school district's move to drop two beloved books has raised questions and debate about who decides the canon of literature — and when it can change.
Home & Garden
February 10

REVIEWS: Five books to get your gardening juices flowing

Is it spring yet? Sadly, not outside the window. But it is spring in the pages of these five new books.
Books
February 10

Twin Cities area book events Feb. 11-18

GREGORY BLAKE SMITH: “The Maze at Windermere.” 1 p.m. today. Subtext Bookstore, 6 W. 5th St., St. Paul. TESS GALATI: “Holy…
Books
February 9

Bookmark: What treasures have you found in a Little Free Library?

Have you found a neighborhood that is particularly rich in its selection of books?
Books
February 9

Review: 'The Friend,' by Sigrid Nunez

FICTION: Meditative novel explores professional struggle and personal challenge of loss.
Books
February 9

Review: 'The Great Alone,' by Kristin Hannah

FICTION: Heart-pounding novel about starting over is set in Alaskan wilderness in '70s.
Books
February 9

Review: 'The Maze at Windermere,' by Gregory Blake Smith

FICTION: Five stories from different eras tackle the complexities of human nature in this intricate, delicious novel.
Books
February 9

Review: 'A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise,' by Sandra Allen

NONFICTION: A writer uses excerpts from her uncle's unpublished memoir to offer a revealing look at mental illness.
Books
February 8

Readers recommend books: 'The Chilbury Ladies' Choir'

In 60-plus years I have read hundreds of books but rarely a novel as good as “The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir” by Jennifer Ryan. Letters and…
Books
February 8

Duluth drops 'Huckleberry Finn,' 'To Kill a Mockingbird' from school curriculum

The district made the decision to remove the two classics in an effort to be considerate of all its students.
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