Review: 'Listen to the Marriage,' by John Jay Osborn

FICTION: John Jay Osborn's tense, brief novel mimics the intimacy of counseling sessions.

Review: 'Interior States: Essays,' by Meghan O'Gieblyn

October 19
Meghan O’Gieblyn Photo courtesy of Meghan O’Gieblyn
NONFICTION: Essays ponder stoicism, pseudoscience, neo-millennialist Christianity, marketing and more.

Review: 'Little,' by Edward Carey

October 19
FICTION: Vibrant and powerfully imagined "Little" paints revolution-era France.

DC's Swamp Thing heads to Walmart

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A series of 100-page, large-format editions includes a new "Halloween Horror" special and classic tales.

Journalist's quest informs a modern 'Heart of Darkness'

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FICTION: "White" blends parody and memoir as a writer seeks a corrupt conservationist.

Reviews: 'The Unpunished Vice: A Life in Reading,' by Edmund White, and 'A Place for Us,' by Fatima Farheen Mirza

October 22

Review: 'The Improbable Wendell Willkie,' by David Levering Lewis

October 19
NONFICTION: Wendell Willkie's political career was tragically short, but he had a huge impact at a critical moment in our nation's history.
October 19

Twin Cities area book events Oct. 21-28

KATHLEEN NOVAK: “The Autobiography of Corrine Bernard.” 5 p.m. today. Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. BROOKE BARKER: “Sad Animal Babies.”…
Books
October 19

Readers recommend books: 'Naming the Stars'

At the moment I am being completely floored by “Naming the Stars” — a collection of poetry by Minnesota poet laureate Joyce Sutphen. I…
Books
October 19
Audiobooks

Audiobooks: Michael Lewis, Dan Fesperman and Thrity Umrigar

‘The Coming Storm’ By Michael Lewis. (Audible, unabridged, 2½ hours) In the hands — and voice — of Michael Lewis, weather forecasting becomes a…
Books
October 19

Review: 'Love Is Blind,' by William Boyd

FICTION: A sweeping and engaging novel about a piano tuner's love for the wrong woman in fin-de-siècle Europe.
Books
October 18
Todd Bol helped Eddye Watkins erect a Little Free Library on her yard in Minneapolis in October 2013.

Todd Bol, creator of the Little Free Library movement, dies at 62

Todd Bol hammered together the first Little Free Library. Then he built a movement around it. Bol believed the now-ubiquitous little boxes of books —…
Books
October 18
Todd Bol built the first Little Free Library nine years ago. Now they’re in 88 countries.

After terminal cancer diagnosis, Little Free Library founder feels like 'most successful person I know'

Todd Bol reflects on the movement he sparked, and the seeds he planted in neighborhoods across America — and beyond.
Books
October 16

New York Times bestsellers

By New York Times FICTION 1. An Absolutely Remarkable Thing, by Hank Green. (Dutton) After posting a video that goes viral, April May must…
Books
October 16

Review: 'Melmoth,' by Sarah Perry

FICTION: In Sarah Perry's taut and blackly playful "Melmoth," a mythical figure becomes all too real.
Books
October 15

Twin Cities area book events Oct. 14-21

JACK ZIPES: “Fearless Ivan and His Faithful Horse Double-Hump” and “The Book of One Hundred Riddles of the Fairy Bellaria.” 5 p.m. today. Magers…
Books
October 15
In "Border Town," monsters can cross over from the Aztec underworld into a small Arizona town on the U.S.-Mexico border.

'Border Town' is a comic about immigration and Latino identity – and monsters

A Mexican-American bond led the way to DC Vertigo’s new hit series “Border Town.” Part of Vertigo’s fall relaunch of new titles, “Border Town” (the…
Books
October 15

Reviews: 'Rainsongs,' by Sue Hubbard, and 'The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt,' by Ken Krimstein

Rainsongs By Sue Hubbard. (Overlook Press, 220 pages, $25.95.)  Sue Hubbard’s quiet, gorgeous “Rainsongs” doesn’t rely on plot — there is not very much to…
Stage & Arts
October 13
Sally Field is curious to find out what attendees will be curious about at Talking Volumes. “I’m looking forward to it,” she said.

Sally Field comes to Minn. with new memoir: 'It became my confidante'

As Sally Field pieced together her storied life, a new memoir "became my confidante, my best friend, my companion."
Books
October 12

Booksellers recommend books: Subtext on the Broken Earth trilogy

The Broken Earth trilogy by N.K. Jemisin N.K. Jemisin creates a fantastic world after climate change has ruined the Earth. Those who hold real…
Books
October 12
Maryse Condé, who lives in Paris, appeared via videolink Friday after she was awarded the New Academy Prize in literature.

Maryse Condé wins literature prize awarded as alternative to Nobel

The New Academy Prize in literature was established by a group of about 100 Swedish cultural figures as a substitute.
Books
October 12
Newlyweds may find unknown commonalities when blending books.

Should newlyweds combine their book collections?

Many couples maintain strictly separate stacks through years and decades, while others find a way to marry different tastes.
Books
October 12

Review: 'Bitterroot: A Salish Memoir of Transracial Adoption,' by Susan Devan Harness

NONFICTION: Susan Devan Harness relates the challenges she faced trying to connect with her Native family.
Books
October 12

Review: 'Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger,' by Rebecca Traister

NONFICTION: Rebecca Traister offers a bracing, virtuosic examination of female anger and its power to make history.
Books
October 12

Review: 'Evergreen Tidings From the Baumgartners,' by Gretchen Anthony

FICTION: Minnesota writer Gretchen Anthony humorously reveals a family's discord.
Books
October 12
Barbara Kingsolver Photo by Steven Hopp

Review: 'Unsheltered,' by Barbara Kingsolver

FICTION: Two families — one modern, one in the 1870s — watch their American dreams crumble.
Books
October 12
Susan Orlean Photo by Noah Fecks

Review: 'The Library Book,' by Susan Orlean

NONFICTION: Susan Orlean's ambitious "The Library Book" is homage, investigation and appreciation.
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