Nell Painter tells an inspiring tale of an older person pursuing a long delayed passion.
Photo by JOHN EMERSON

Review: 'Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over,' by Nell Painter

NONFICTION: An eminent historian in her 60s faces ageism and racism as she pursues her dream of becoming an artist.

Review: 'Autumn in Venice' by Andrea di Robilant

June 15
While in Venice with his wife, Mary, in 1948, Ernest Hemingway became entranced with teenager Adriana Ivancich.
NONFICTION: Ernest Hemingway fell hard for a Venetian teenager, and she inspired him to write one of his greatest works.

5 audiobooks to get you through Twin Cities road construction

June 15
This could take some extra time, so why not fill it with an audiobook?
Stuck in traffic? While away the time with these adventures.

Review: 'Mirror, Shoulder, Signal,' by Dorthe Nors

June 18
FICTION: A 40-something woman in Copenhagen grapples with her identity as she tries to learn how to drive.

Reviews: 'Like to Die,' by David Housewright, and 'Something Wonderful,' by Todd S. Purdum

June 17

Review: 'A Lucky Man,' by Jamel Brinkley

June 15
FICTION: Insightful, impressive stories about black men haunted by their past.

Review: 'The Shepherd's Hut,' by Tim Winton

June 15
FICTION: An exhilarating novel about a teenage boy's efforts to start anew.
Books
June 16

Readers recommend books: 'Dreams From My Father' by Barack Obama

I had no intention of reading “Dreams From My Father” by Barack Obama. I expected it to be boring — maybe a typical memoir…
Books
June 15
Ahmed Ismail Yusuf, author of "The Lion's Binding Oath and Other Stories."

Twin Cities area book events June 17-24

KAREN ROBARDS: “The Moscow Deception.” 6:30 p.m. Mon. River Falls Library, 140 Union St., River Falls, Wis. DAVID HOUSEWRIGHT: “Like to Die.”…
Books
June 15

Review: 'Sick,' by Porochista Khakpour

NONFICTION: A fierce memoir of illness, identity, ambition and the failures of U.S. health care.
Books
June 13

Minnesota novelist Marlon James offers peek at new series he calls 'African Game of Thrones'

"Black Leopard, Red Wolf," the first in the Dark Star series, will be published in February.
Books
June 13
Nathacha Appanah Photo by F. Mantovani Gallimard

Review: 'Waiting for Tomorrow,' by Nathacha Appanah, translated from the French by Geoffrey Strachan

FICTION: A nanny's arrival in a French home revives a dormant marriage, with tragic results.
Books
June 12

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION 1. The Outsider, by Stephen King. (Scribner) A detective investigates a seemingly wholesome member of the community when an 11-year-old boy’s body is…
Books
June 12

Twin Cities area book events June 10-17

ROY ED­WARD POW­ER: “And a-Wa-a-a-a-Ay We Go!” 2 p.m. to­day. Barnes & Noble, Har Mar Mall, 2100 N. Snel­ling Av., Rose­ville. MI­CHELLE KUO:…
Books
June 11

Reviews: 'Chasing Hillary,' by Amy Chozick, and 'Cloudbursts,' by Thomas McGuane

Books in brief.
Books
June 9

Readers recommend books: 'All the Birds in the Sky'

“All the Birds in the Sky” by Charlie Jane Anders is a thrilling blend of fantasy and science fiction centered on two lonely, bullied…
Books
June 8
Can young readers handle stories that are sad or troubling?

Is it OK for children's books to be sad?

Should books for children reflect danger, loss and pain?
Books
June 8

REVIEW: 'She Has Her Mother's Laugh,' by Carl Zimmer

NONFICTION: Science journalist Carl Zimmer's masterpiece is a rich tapestry of genetics, evolutionary biology and cultural history.
Books
June 7
Anthony Horowitz

REVIEW: "The Word Is Murder," by Anthony Horowitz

FICTION: Anthony Horowitz's new puzzler features a writer named Anthony Horowitz.
Books
June 7

REVIEW: 'Reporter: A Memoir,' by Seymour M. Hersh

NONFICTION: Finally, at 81, Seymour Hersh reports his own life story.
Books
June 7

REVIEW: 'My Brother Moochie,' by Issac J. Bailey

NONFICTION: A journalist looks at bigotry, justice and the incarceration of his beloved brother.
Books
June 7
Tommy Orange.

REVIEW: 'There There,' by Tommy Orange

FICTION: In this ambitious debut, a dozen characters all have reasons for attending a powwow.
Books
June 5

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION 1. The Cast, by Danielle Steel. (Delacorte) A magazine columnist meets an array of Hollywood professionals when a producer turns a story about…
Books
June 5
Ahmed Ismail Yusuf, author of "The Lion's Binding Oath and Other Stories."

Review: 'The Lion's Binding Oath' by Ahmed Ismail Yusuf: Minnesota writer ends Somalia-set collection with a bang

FICTION: Minneapolis writer saves the best for last.
Books
June 4

Reviews: 'Apocalypse, Darling,' by Barrie Jean Borich, and 'Go Ask Fannie,' by Elisabeth Hyde

Apocalypse, Darling By Barrie Jean Borich. (Mad Creek Books, 92 pages, $18.95.)  We shouldn’t expect an author whose life’s trade is creative writing to deliver…
Books
June 2
From novels to mysteries to YA, 45 books you'll want to read this summer

From novels to mysteries to YA, 45 books you'll want to read this summer

Our summer books guide highlights novels, mysteries and young-adult fiction.
Books
June 1
Great summer books picked by the experts, your Twin Cities librarians

Great summer books picked by the experts, your Twin Cities librarians

Twin Cities librarians share their summer reading lists.
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