Books
November 8

Review: 'Right After the Weather,' by Carol Anshaw

FICTION: Carol Anshaw's latest novel examines the reverberations of trauma and the dissonance of being a reluctant hero.
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November 8

Review: 'The Great Pretender,' by Susannah Cahalan

NONFICTION: A thrilling and lively work of investigative journalism unmasks a 1970s study that fundamentally changed the discipline of psychiatry.
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November 8
A statue of Russian poet Alexander Pushkin in Ukraine.

Review: 'Mud and Stars,' by Sara Wheeler

NONFICTION: In search of Russian literary greats and the landscape that influenced them.
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November 8
Allen Eskens

Review: 'Nothing More Dangerous,' by Allen Eskens

FICTION: Friendship and racism are explored in this novel set in 1970s Missouri.
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November 8
Billy-Ray Belcourt

Poetry reviews: Ethna McKiernan, Su Hwang, Su Smallen Love, Raych Jackson and Billy-Ray Belcourt

POETRY: These five collections with Minnesota connections thrum with heart and wisdom.
November 7
President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a ceremony to present the Presidential Citizens Medal posthumously to Rick Rescorla in the East Room of the

Anonymous author's new book about Trump portrays a presidency on the brink

"A Warning" is an unsparing character study of Donald Trump, from his morality to his intellectual depth, which the author writes is based on his or her observations and experiences.
Books
November 5

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION 1. The Guardians, by John Grisham. (Doubleday) Cullen Post, a lawyer and Episcopal minister, antagonizes some ruthless killers when he takes on a…
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November 5
Lindy West

Writer Lindy West tackles everything from abortion to Donald Trump

Fierce and funny writer Lindy West fights misogyny in the media, arguing that bad pop culture breeds bad politics.
November 5
Chanel Miller, author of “Know My Name.”

Victim in Brock Turner assault case reclaims her story in new book

NONFICTION: Stanford assault victim Chanel Miller's new book indicts her attacker — and the system.
Books
November 3

BOOKS IN BRIEF: 'Night Shade,' by Pauline Knaeble Williams, and 'The Family Upstairs,' by Lisa Jewell

Night ShadeBy Pauline Knaeble Williams. (40 Press, 224 pages, $16.95 paperback.)Ambitious and arresting, Minneapolis native Pauline Knaeble Williams' second novel tells the story of Penny…
Books
November 2

Don't Miss: Chan Poling and Lucy Michell and "Jack & the Ghost"

In this ghost story set on the North Shore, a fisherman mourns the loss of his one true love, Lake Superior’s ferocious waves crash against…
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November 2
Lindy West

Review: 'The Witches Are Coming,' by Lindy West

NONFICTION: In these funny, pointed essays, the author warns that a cultural reckoning is coming.
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November 2

Review: 'Nothing to See Here,' by Kevin Wilson

FICTION: Children catch fire and their dad tries to keep them hidden in this insightful novel.
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November 2

Review: 'The Starless Sea,' by Erin Morgenstern

FICTION: An old book leads a grad student on an epic quest to a vast underground library.
Books
November 2
Carmen Maria Machado

Review: 'In the Dream House,' by Carmen Maria Machado

NONFICTION: In her second book, Carmen Maria Machado powerfully documents her two years in an abusive relationship.
Books
November 1

Bookmark: On 'Trust Exercise' and other books that spur 'mind-blowing' interpretations

If you’re in a book club, you should definitely read “Trust Exercise” by Susan Choi. Be prepared to disagree about it. I’m not talking about…
Books
November 1

Excerpt from 'The Witches Are Coming' by Lindy West

One thing we’ve been hearing a lot recently when a man — particularly a man a lot of people really like — is accused of…
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November 1
Thomas Edison, circa 1877.

Review: 'Edison,' by Edmund Morris

Nonfiction: Beginning at the end of his life and ending at the beginning, "Edison" is a structurally inventive biography.
Books
October 29

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION 1. The 19th Christmas, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. (Little, Brown) In the 19th installment of the “Women’s Murder Club” series, detective…
October 28
“She Said” authors Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey.

Review: 'She Said,' by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey

NONFICTION: Two New York Times reporters reveal the story behind their reportage on Harvey Weinstein and the birth of the "Me Too" movement.
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