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October 25
Brian Allen Carr

Review: 'Opioid, Indiana,' by Brian Allen Carr

FICTION: A teen moves from Texas to the Midwest and has trouble fitting in.
Books
October 25
Andrew Blauner

Review: 'The Peanuts Papers,' edited by Andrew Blauner

NONFICTION: Essays reveal Minnesota-born cartoonist Charles M. Schulz's lasting impact on literature.
Books
October 25

Excerpt from Karen Armstrong's 'The Lost Art of Scripture'

Descartes had heroically pioneered the Age of Reason, which would bring about spectacular advances in science, philosophy and technology, but it would also transform the…
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October 25
"Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts," by Kate Racculia, and "Silver, Sword & Stone: Three Crucibles in the Latin American Story."

BOOKS IN BRIEF: 'Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts,' by Kate Racculia, and 'Silver, Sword & Stone,' by Marie Arana

Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts By Kate Racculia. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 359 pages, $26.) If there is a magic trick in this novel, it’s that…
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October 25
Hillary Clinton spoke Thursday in Minneapolis during a book event promoting her new book “The Book of Gutsy Women.”

In promoting book, Clintons urge Minnesotans to make a difference in 2020 vote

Hillary and Chelsea Clinton made a stop in Minneapolis to promote their just-released "The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience."
Books
October 22

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION 1. The Water Dancer, by Ta-Nehisi Coates. (One World) A young man who was gifted with a mysterious power becomes part of a…
October 21

Review: 'A Mistake,' by Carl Shuker

FICTION: "A Mistake" examines — and re-examines — a doctor's missteps.
Inspired
October 20
Neve Campbell Credit: Associated Press

Report: Neve Campbell to play mom of dying Twin Cities teen who wrote 'Clouds'

The song became a worldwide sensation at the time of his death from a rare form of bone cancer in May 2013.
Books
October 18

Shelftalker: Booksellers recommend books

“On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous,” by Ocean Vuong This book was so beloved that Duluth’s Zenith Bookstore posted two Shelftalkers: It’s so heartbreaking to…
Books
October 18
Alan Taylor photo by Dan Addison, UVA

Review: 'Thomas Jefferson's Education,' by Alan Taylor

NONFICTION: A richly detailed account of the founding of the University of Virginia and Thomas Jefferson's campaign to reform the plantation culture of the South.
Books
October 18

Review: 'Pilgrimage to Eternity,' by Timothy Egan

NONFICTION: Timothy Egan leads readers on a soul-searching journey that's personal, historical and worthwhile.
Books
October 18
Gail Collins

Review: 'No Stopping Us Now,' by Gail Collins

NONFICTION: Gail Collins' new book traces the history and power — and lack thereof — of older women in America.
Books
October 18

Review: 'One Day,' by Gene Weingarten

NONFICTION: A storyteller digs into a random 24 hours in America.
Books
October 18
Peter Handke, who was awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in literature, is a far-right Austrian writer who eulogized a convicted war criminal. PEN America a

Bookmark: Should literary prizes be judged by the book, or by the author? Or by both?

What should we think when the art is beautiful but the artist is reprehensible? Can we judge books — or paintings, or movies, or music…
Books
October 18
Sheila O’Connor photo by Devon Cox

Review: 'Evidence of V,' by Sheila O'Connor

FICTION: Experimental novel captures a terrifying story via "fragments, fact, fiction."
Books
October 17

Bedside Table: Readers recommend books

Tracy Kidder’s “Strength in What Remains”   Books about war, survivors and bearing witness always seem to find their way into my hands. This narrative…
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October 15

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION 1. The Water Dancer, by Ta-Nehisi Coates. (One World) A young man who was gifted with a mysterious power becomes part of a…
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October 14
Benjamin Percy photo by Arnab Chakladar

Review: 'Suicide Woods,' by Benjamin Percy

FICTION: Benjamin Percy's new book touches on the eerie, with humor and compassion.
Books
October 13

Books In Brief: 'The Girl Who Reads on the Metro,' by Christine Feret-Fleury and 'The Way Through the Woods,' By Long Litt Woon

The Girl Who Reads on the Métro By Christine Féret-Fleury, translated from the French by Ros Schwartz. (Flatiron Books, 175 pages, $22.99.)  This quirky little…
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October 12
McKiernan

Twin Cities area book events Oct. 13-20

DAVID TREUER: “The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee.” Registration required. 2 p.m. today. Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul. ETHNA MCKIERNAN:…
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