Books
August 6, 2018

Review: 'Empty Set,' by Veronica Gerber Bicecci, translated from the Spanish by Christina MacSweeney

FICTION: Mexican artist's metafictional debut offers a fascinating puzzle.
Books
August 4, 2018

Twin Cities area book events Aug. 5-12

BRIAN ABRAMS: “Obama: An Oral History.” 7 p.m. Tue. Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. COLLEEN HOOVER: “All Your Perfects.” 7…
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August 3, 2018
Peggy Orenstein

Club Book to bring in David Grann, Peggy Orenstein and other writers for fall season

The Club Book lecture series brings in David Grann, Peggy Orenstein and other writers.
Books
August 3, 2018
Louise Thaden beside the plane in which she set a new speed record for women in 1936.

Review: 'Fly Girls' by Keith O'Brien

Nonfiction: Female pilots of the 1920s and '30s fought dangers and sexism.
Books
August 3, 2018

Review: 'If You Leave Me,' by Crystal Hana Kim

FICTION: Crystal Hana Kim's debut novel boldly explores personal and national turmoil.
Books
August 3, 2018

Bookmark: 4 summer books you might have missed

Summer whizzes by, books get buzzed about, noted on “best of” and “to be read” lists, and then — blammo! — the talk turns to…
Books
August 3, 2018

Review: 'The Third Hotel,' by Laura van den Berg

FICTION: A woman thinks she sees her husband in Havana — five weeks after he died in New York.
Books
August 3, 2018

Readers recommend books: 'The Grapes of Wrath'

I recently read John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath" for the first time. Published in 1939, it is not just a great American novel,…
Books
August 3, 2018
Joshua Mattson Photo by Sundus Al-Bayati

Review: 'A Short Film About Disappointment,' by Joshua Mattson

FICTION: In the near future, a young man's film critiques reveal the sad details of his life.
Books
August 2, 2018
Sally Field has written a memoir, "In Pieces."

Sally Field & Dessa anchor an eclectic lineup of authors for Talking Volumes at Fitzgerald Theater

Oscar winner and local hip-hop star join Rebecca Traister, Leif Enger and Alexander McCall Smith.
Books
August 2, 2018
Dan Brown, the author of “The Da Vinci Code” and “Origins,” at home in Rye Beach, N.H.

'Da Vinci Code' author Dan Brown's code for thriller novel success

In the bestselling novelist's latest thriller, "Origin," science threatens to kill off God.
Books
August 2, 2018
Ron Chernow at his home in Brooklyn.

'Hamilton' biographer comes to St. Paul with another poignant portrait

"Hamilton" biographer sets his sights on another U.S. icon, but don't expect a Broadway musical.
Books
July 31, 2018

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION 1. The President Is Missing, by Bill Clinton and James Patterson. (Little, Brown and Knopf) President Jonathan Duncan takes on adversaries at home…
July 30, 2018
Glynnis MacNicol, author of "No One Tells You This."

Childless, 40, single. Why is this a problem?

NONFICTION: Childless, 40, single. Journalist Glynnis MacNicol hits a milestone without any answers.
Books
July 29, 2018

Reviews: 'The Shortest Way Home,' by Miriam Parker, and 'That Kind of Mother' by Rumaan Alam

The Shortest Way Home By Miriam Parker. (Dutton, 313 pages, $26.)   If Miriam Parker’s debut novel were a wine, it would be a super-fizzy…
Books
July 28, 2018
The highly organized basement library of Tadhg Mac an Bháird of Anoka.

Readers offer sensible ways to organize their books

Would you arrange your books with the spine facing in? Here's what readers had to say.
Books
July 28, 2018

Twin Cities area book events July 29-Aug. 5

PAUL KOTZ: “Something Happened Today.” 2 p.m. today. Barnes & Noble, Har Mar Mall, 2100 N. Snelling Av., Roseville. VICTORIA HOUSTON: “Dead Firefly.”…
Books
July 28, 2018

Readers recommend books: Novels by Kate Morton

I discovered Kate Morton this summer. I picked up one of her books at a garage sale (“The Forgotten Garden”), discussed it with my…
Books
July 27, 2018

Review: 'Nothing Good Can Come From This,' by Kristi Coulter

NONFICTION: Kristi Coulter's wry memoir unpacks one woman's relationship with alcohol.
Books
July 27, 2018

Review: "The Poisoned City," by Anna Clark

NONFICTION: How activism, investigative journalism and science forced officials to confront a disaster.
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