Writer, teacher Robley Wilson Jr. dies in Florida at age 88

Writer Robley Wilson Jr, a novelist and poet who was a longtime editor of North American Review, has died at his home in Florida. He was 88.

Review: 'Ohio,' by Stephen Markley

August 17
Midwest landscape.
FICTION: Four Ohioans confront their pasts, and Rust Belt economic decline, in this ambitious debut.

William Kent Krueger's 'Desolation Mountain' features a dead senator and dark plots

August 17
William Kent Krueger
FICTION: In the 17th Cork O'Connor mystery, a Minnesota politician dies in an Iron Range plane crash and foul play is suspected.

Review: 'Lands of Lost Borders: A Journey on the Silk Road,' by Kate Harris

August 17
NONFICTION: In this compelling travel memoir, history and self and place get all mixed into an expression of an explorer's desire.

Reviews: 'Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home,' by Natalie Goldberg and 'In Full Flight,' by John Heminway

August 19

Readers recommend books: 'Onigamiising'

August 18

Audiobooks explore outer space, the Old West and seabirds

August 17
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August 17

Twin Cities area book events Aug. 19-26

KAROLYN REDOUTE: “Whispers From the Aural World.” 6:30 p.m. Mon. Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Av., Mpls. JACQUELINE BUSSIE: “Love Without Limits.” 7…
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August 17

Review: 'So Much Life Left Over,' by Louis de Bernieres

FICTION: A rich novel follows the lives of a range of characters.
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August 17
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Review: 'Small Animals: Parenthood in the Age of Fear,' by Kim Brooks

NONFICTION: Kim Brooks explores what happens when parenting is governed by fear.
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August 16
Olga Tokarczuk Photo by K. Dubiel

Review: 'Flights,' by Olga Tokarczuk, translated from the Polish by Jennifer Croft

FICTION: First Polish winner of Man Booker International Prize offers "constellation novels."
Books
August 15

Reviews: 'Meet Me at the Museum,' by Anne Youngson, and 'Head of the Lakes' by Anthony Bukoski

Meet Me at the Museum By Anne Youngson. (Flatiron, 312 pages, $23.99.)  Anne Youngson, at age 70, has written her debut novel. Her age may…
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August 15
Robert Goolrick

Southern history gets soap opera treatment in 'Dying of the Light'

FICTION: Melodrama abounds in Robert Goolrick's "The Dying of the Light."
Books
August 15

Reviews: 'The Cabin at the End of the World,' by Paul Tremblay, and 'The Shark Club,' Ann Kidd Taylor

The Cabin at the End of the World By Paul Tremblay. (HarperCollins, 272 pages, $26.99.)  Is the apocalypse a rapture or a reckoning? How much…
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August 14

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION 1. Thrawn: Alliances, by Timothy Zahn. (Del Rey) A “Star Wars” saga. Darth Vader and Grand Admiral Thrawn join forces to serve Emperor…
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August 13
Spidey and his many friends and foes grace the wraparound cover of "Amazing Spider-Man" No. 1" with art by Ryan Ottley.

Press rewind and give these 3 'fresh start' Marvel comic series a look

Major titles get a relaunch with first issues and new setups that reflect recent movies and fix "mistakes."
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August 11
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Is listening to an audiobook the same as reading? Readers weigh in

Audiobooks have their fans and detractors. Here's what folks had to say.
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August 11
Traci Lambrecht works at her desk just off the kitchen of her home in Marine on St. Croix, watched over by Lamby and Teddy, her childhood toys.

'Monkeewrench' co-author continues series without mom: 'I miss her so much'

Minnesota writer Traci Lambrecht is carrying on after the death of her best friend and partner in crime — mom P.J. Lambrecht.
Books
August 11

Twin Cities area book events Aug. 12-19

SAM STEPHENSON: “Gene Smith’s Sink.” 7 p.m. Tue. Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. BRIDGES READING SERIES: With Brenda Bell Brown,…
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August 11

Readers recommend books: 'The Long Way Home'

Back on my night table is “The Long Way Home” by David Laskin, a beautifully written account of the battles, politics, geography and personal…
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August 10
Omarosa Manigault Newman and Reince Priebus, then the White House chief of staff, confer as President Donald Trump arrives in the Roosevelt Room at th

Fired aide Omarosa calls Trump 'racist' and 'misogynist' in new memoir

Omarosa Manigault Newman said she never heard Trump use the N-word herself, a point that critics of her credibility are certain to seize on.
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August 10
Tsitsi Dangarembga

Review: 'This Mournable Body,' by Tsitsi Dangarembga

FICTION: Tsitsi Dangarembga caps her trilogy following a troubled character to midlife.
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August 10
Troops from the U.S. Army’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team instructed Iraqi soldiers how to use M2 machine guns at Besmaya Range Complex, Iraq.

Review: 'The Fighters,' by C.J. Chivers

NONFICTION: Veteran journalist C.J. Chivers follows six U.S. soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Books
August 10

Review: 'Eleanor, or the Rejection of the Progress of Love,' by Anna Moschovakis

FICTION: The plot is not the point of this intriguing and complicated novel.
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August 10
Julie Schumacher.

Review: 'The Shakespeare Requirement,' by Julie Schumacher

FICTION: In Julie Schumacher's hilarious sequel to "Dear Committee Members," the English Department at Payne U fends off an attack.
Books
August 9

Review: 'Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret,' by Craig Brown

NONFICTION: This highly entertaining biography of Princess Margaret examines her life from many perspectives and points of view.
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August 7

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION 1. The Other Woman, by Daniel Silva. (Harper) Gabriel Allon, the art restorer and assassin, fights the Russians to decide the fate of…
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