Review: 'Transit,' by Rachel Cusk

January 13
Review: 'Transit,' by Rachel Cusk
FICTION: Rachel Cusk's follow-up to "Outline" constructs a novel from brief, contained, intimate conversations.

Review: 'Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk,' by Kathleen Rooney

January 13
Review: 'Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk,' by Kathleen Rooney
FICTION: This lively novel of a pioneering copywriter celebrates city life and literary ambition.

Twin Cities writers join nationwide 'literary protests' against Trump

January 15
Poets and playwrights joined national protest against man they see as a free-speech threat.

REVIEWS: 'Bear,' by Robert Greenfield, and 'The Party Wall,' by Catherine Leroux

January 15

Review: 'Human Acts,' by Han Kang

January 13
FICTION: A powerful novel of resistance and atrocity, set against the student uprising in Gwangju in 1980.

Review: 'Homesick for Another World,' by Ottessa Moshfegh

January 13
FICTION: An astringently funny and astute collection of bittersweet short stories.
Books
January 13

Review: 'Selling Apartheid,' by Ron Nixon

NONFICTION: A New York Times correspondent unravels a massive propaganda machine.
Books
January 13

Review: 'A Warrior of the People,' by Joe Starita

NONFICTION: A layered, nuanced portrait of this country's first American Indian doctor.
Movies
January 12

How a Chicago native learned about life from director John Hughes

Memoir revisits growing up in the 1980 and '90s in northern Chicago suburbs.
Books
January 10

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION 1. The Whistler, by John Grisham. (Doubleday) A whistleblower alerts a Florida investigator to judicial corruption involving the mob and Indian casinos. 2.…
Variety
January 10

Lauren Groff to read at the annual Hunger Relief Benefit--and maybe you will, too

Annual benefit, hosted by Charles Baxter, moves to Feburary and now includes a writing competition for U students.
Variety
January 9

Finalists named in Holy Cow Press's "First Fiction" story competition

The winner will be announced later this month, and the winner's book will be published in the fall.
Books
January 9

Review: 'Wolf Boys,' by Dan Slater

NONFICTION: An ex-reporter investigates how two young Texans became Zetas assassins.
Books
January 8

REVIEWS: 'I'm Still Here,' by Clelie Avit, and 'Never Look an American in the Eye,' by Okey Ndibe

I'm Still Here (Je Suis Là)By Clélie Avit, translated from the French by Lucy Foster. (Grand Central Publishing, 246 pages, $25.)Elsa was in a coma…
Books
January 8

What's the best response to book contract for internet troll Milo Yiannopoulos?

There's been a lot of outrage in the past week over the Breitbart News editor's recent book deal.
Books
January 8

Review: 'Birds Art Life,' by Kyo Maclear

NONFICTION: A profound, charming memoir of art, books, life — and birds.
Books
January 6

Review: 'Dear Mr. Beckett: Letters From the Publisher,' by Barney Rosset

NONFICTION: This collection of ephemera and correspondence provides a fascinating look at author of "Waiting for Godot."
Books
January 6

Review: 'The Death of Kings,' by Rennie Airth

FICTION: New evidence turns up years after a man is executed for an actress' death.
Books
January 6

Review: 'Lotus,' by Lijia Zhang

FICTION: A desperate country girl finds work in a brothel.
Books
January 6

Review: 'The Turtle's Beating Heart,' by Denise Low

NONFICTION: An American Indian grandfather's melancholy silence hid personal and broader stories.
Books
January 6

Review: 'History of Wolves,' by Emily Fridlund

FICTION: A young woman befriends new neighbors and watches their lives turn tragic.
Books
January 5

Delicious irony: BuzzFeed's old-school cookbook is a bestseller

The online media outlet has sold more than 100,000 copies of its self-published "Tasty the Cookbook" in less than two months.
Books
January 4

Review: 'Selection Day,' by Aravind Adiga

FICTION: Aravind Adiga's vibrant novel plumbs the bonds and tensions of two brothers from a Mumbai slum.
Books
January 4

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION 1. The Whistler, by John Grisham. (Doubleday) A whistleblower alerts a Florida investigator to judicial corruption involving the mob and Indian casinos. 2.…
Books
January 3

Literary pilgrimages bring pages of beloved books to life for Minnesotans

When a book captures your imagination, a literary pilgrimage can bring it to life.
Books
January 2

REVIEW: 'His Bloody Project,' by Graeme Macrae Burnet

FICTION: This gripping novel set in the Scottish Highlands of the 19th century was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize.
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