August 27

Review: 'Pieces of Her,' by Karin Slaughter

FICTION: After a shocking series of events, a woman tries to uncover her mother's secret past.
August 27
Art Spiegelman at a retrospective of his work at the Jewish Museum in New York in 2013.

'Maus' creator Art Spiegelman reflects on 'lifetime achievement' medal

When the call came, Art Spiegelman said, his interior monologue became a dialogue of dueling opinions. The MacDowell Colony arts organization in New Hampshire wanted…
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August 27

Reviews: 'French Exit,' by Patrick deWitt, and 'Swift Vengeance,' T. Jefferson Parker

French Exit By Patrick deWitt (Ecco, 244 pages, $25.99.) Cathleen Schine, Curtis Sittenfeld and Elinor Lipman have led a pack of novelists writing contemporary spins…
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August 25

Reviews: 'Goddess of Anarchy,' by Jacqueline Jones, and 'The Library at the End of the World,' by Felicity Hayes-McCoy

Goddess of Anarchy: The Life and Times of Lucy Parsons, American Radical By Jacqueline Jones. (Basic Books, 464 pages, $32.)  Lucy Parsons knew how to…
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August 25

Twin Cities area book events Aug. 26-Sept. 2

POETRY READING WITH BLUE LIGHT PRESS: 5 p.m. today. Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. STEVE HAMILTON: “Dead Man…
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August 24
American tennis champion Arthur Ashe beats Czyslaw Rybarcwyk of Poland, 6-0, 6-2, 6-0, during the ìInternationaux de Parisî on the Stade Roland Garr

Review: 'Arthur Ashe,' by Raymond Arsenault

NONFICTION: A biography of tennis star Arthur Ashe presents the full range of his extraordinary life.
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August 24

Review: 'The Line That Held Us,' by David Joy

FICTION: After an accidental death, the stakes rise and the dead man's brother seeks retribution.
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August 24

Review: 'Dog Symphony,' by Sam Munson

FICTION: An American travels to Buenos Aires and becomes swept up in the city's bizarre infestation of stray dogs.
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August 24

Review: 'The Last Englishmen: Love, War and the End of Empire," by Deborah Baker

NONFICTION: A fascinating account of the push to climb Everest and the last days of the British Empire in India.
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August 24
The love of reading starts young, and it starts at home.

How can we reverse the steady decline of reading by teens?

Reading makes us smarter. Not reading, I'm afraid, makes us dumber. Can wonderful books and smart, savvy writers solve this problem?
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August 24
Shaun Bythell in front of his bookstore in Wigtown, Scotland. Photo by Ben Please

Review: 'The Diary of a Bookseller,' by Shaun Bythell

NONFICTION: A cranky Scottish bookseller records a year in the life of his shop.
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August 24

Readers recommend books: 'The Green Boat'

This summer, we were led by a woods woman guide into the Boundary Waters, into the deep quiet and stunning life of otters and loons.…
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August 21

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION 1. The President Is Missing, by Bill Clinton and James Patterson. (Little, Brown and Knopf) President Jonathan Duncan, a Gulf War veteran and…
August 20

Review: 'The Race to Save the Romanovs,' by Helen Rappaport

NONFICTION: Why no nation would rescue the last czar and his family from revolutionary Russia.
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August 20

Reviews: 'Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home,' by Natalie Goldberg and 'In Full Flight,' by John Heminway

Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home By Natalie Goldberg. (Shambala, 194 pages, $16.95.)   “We write to taste life twice.” Anais Nin said that,…
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August 18

Readers recommend books: 'Onigamiising'

It’s a collection of short, straightforward essays organized into four seasons. But “Onigamiising” (University of Minnesota Press, 2017) by Linda LeGarde Grover is more…
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August 17

Twin Cities area book events Aug. 19-26

KAROLYN REDOUTE: “Whispers From the Aural World.” 6:30 p.m. Mon. Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Av., Mpls. JACQUELINE BUSSIE: “Love Without Limits.” 7…
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August 17

Audiobooks explore outer space, the Old West and seabirds

“The Singularity Trap,” by Dennis E. Taylor. (Audible Studios, unabridged, 11 1/3 hours.) Departing from his highly entertaining “Bobiverse” science-fiction series,…
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August 17
William Kent Krueger

William Kent Krueger's 'Desolation Mountain' features a dead senator and dark plots

FICTION: In the 17th Cork O'Connor mystery, a Minnesota politician dies in an Iron Range plane crash and foul play is suspected.
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August 17

Review: 'So Much Life Left Over,' by Louis de Bernieres

FICTION: A rich novel follows the lives of a range of characters.
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