Three new books celebrate the homes of other cultures

January 19
Three new books celebrate the homes of other cultures
Authors turn to other countries to show us how to make our lives more beautiful and simple.

Review: 'The Milk Lady of Bangalore,' by Shoba Narayan

January 19
Review: 'The Milk Lady of Bangalore,' by Shoba Narayan
NONFICTION: A New Yorker returns home to India and develops a newfound respect for cows.

Review: 'The Stowaway,' by Laurie Gwen Shapiro

January 19
NONFICTION: The tale of a young stowaway to Antarctica illuminates American culture as it emerges from the 1920s.

Review: 'Fire Sermon,' by Jamie Quatro

January 19
FICTION: This magnificent debut novel explores inner conflict.

Review: 'Peculiar Ground' by Lucy Hughes-Hallett

January 19
FICTION: A walled English estate is the setting and subject of a sprawling historical novel.

Review: 'Himalaya Bound,' by Michael Benanav

January 19
NONFICTION: A nomadic tribe attempts its annual migration despite government opposition.
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January 20

Twin Cities area book events Jan. 21-28

DIANE DETTMANN: “On Liberty’s Wings.” 2 p.m. today. Barnes & Noble, Har Mar Mall, 2100 N. Snelling Av., Roseville. TALIA YOUNG:…
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January 20

Booksellers recommend books: Milkweed on 'Signs Preceding the End of the World'

“Signs Preceding the End of the World,” by Yuri Herrera, translated by Lisa Dillman. Succinct but ferocious — it’s slim, but I haven’t stopped…
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January 18

Writer Peter Mayle dies

The author of "A Year in Provence" was 78
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January 18

REVIEWS: 'Liars,' by Steven Gillis, and 'A Taste of Paris,' by David Downie

Liars By Steven Gillis. (Rare Bird Books, 205 pages, $24.)  Eric McCanus does not believe in love. A one-hit wonder as an author, he struggles…
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January 18
Minnesota novelist William Kent Krueger had spent two often frustrating years writing a sequel to his bestselling “Ordinary Grace” and was about to tackle yet another draft when he chose a better goal: giving up.

Club Book spring lineup includes William Kent Krueger, Laura Lippman and Peter Geye

Anita Shreve, Emily Fridlund among speakers.
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January 16

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION 1. Origin, by Dan Brown. (Doubleday) A symbology professor goes on a perilous quest with a beautiful museum director. 2. The Rooster…
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January 16

Review: 'Molly Keane, a Life,' by Sally Phipps

NONFICTION: Biography paints Molly Keane as "enchanting and troubled."
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January 16

Poet Kevin Young and Marlon James to be in conversation at the Loft

The next in the Loft Literary Center's "big ideas" series will take place March 19.
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January 13

Twin Cities area book events Jan. 14-21

ANNE GILLESPIE LEWIS: “Marie-Andree at Ten.” 2 p.m. today. Barnes & Noble, Har Mar Mall, 2100 N. Snelling Av., Roseville. DAVID HOUSEWRIGHT: “Darkness,…
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January 12

Marilyn Brooke Goffstein, children's book author and artist, dies at 77

The author of some 30 books kept writing and telling stories until she died on her 77th birthday.
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January 12

Review: 'A State of Freedom,' by Neel Mukherjee

REVIEW: Neel Mukherjee offers a lush, beguiling epic of a chaotic society in transition.
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January 12

Review: 'Heart Spring Mountain,' by Robin MacArthur

FICTION: Robin MacArthur's novel is set in Vermont in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.
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January 12

New audiobooks include a delicious 'Murder' and typewriter tales by Tom Hanks

“Murder on the Orient Express,” by Agatha Christie. (Harper Audio. Unabridged, 6¼ hours.) Kenneth Branagh’s narration of “Murder on the Orient Express” arrives in…
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January 12

Review: 'Off the Charts,' by Ann Hulbert

NONFICTION: An empathetic dive into the inner lives of a century of child geniuses.
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January 12

REVIEW: 'The Afterlives,' by Thomas Pierce

FICTION: In Thomas Pierce's savvy novel, a banker finds a pathway to life after death.
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January 12

5 new mysteries provide thrills and chills on long winter nights

CRIME FICTION: Struggling to find a New Year's resolution you can achieve? Pledge to read one (or all) of these recent releases.
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January 11

You, too, can be an artist out in the woods

The Artist at Pine Needles residency program is looking for artists-in-residence who create art about nature.
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January 10

Minneapolis poet Bao Phi wins award for best picture book in the country

"A Different Pond" has been highly acclaimed.
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January 9

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION 1. The Rooster Bar, by John Grisham. (Doubleday) Three students at a sleazy for-profit law school hope to expose the student-loan banker who…
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January 8

'Weeping Time' recounts largest U.S. slave auction

NONFICTION: The sale of 436 men, women and children in 1859 Georgia tore loved ones apart.
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