Books
February 4

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION 1. Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens. (Putnam) In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman…
Books
February 4
Kate DiCamillo.

Novel by Minneapolis writer Kate DiCamillo to be a musical in London

"The Magician's Elephant" will be staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company for Christmas.
Books
January 31
Adam Sisman

Review: 'The Professor and the Parson,' by Adam Sisman

NONFICTION: The entertaining true story of a modern-day charlatan who pretended to be a minister, an academic and a worthy husband.
Books
January 31
Poupeh Missaghi

Review: 'Trans(re)lating House One,' by Poupeh Missaghi

FICTION: In a startling novel, modern-day Tehran lies revealed as a city defined by what is no longer there.
Books
January 31
Empty School Hallway with Student Lockers

Review: 'Minor Dramas & Other Catastrophes,' by Kathleen West

FICTION: A Minnesota-set high school farce highlights textbook bad behavior.
Books
January 31

Don't Miss: Anniversary party for James Ford Bell Library

The James Ford Bell Library on the University of Minnesota campus opened in 1953, a specialty library devoted to books, maps and ephemera documenting the…
Books
January 31
Gish Jen

Review: 'The Resisters,' by Gish Jen

FICTION: Baseball and a technological dystopia collide in Gish Jen's "The Resisters."
Books
January 31
Jess Kidd

Review: 'Things in Jars,' by Jess Kidd

Fiction: A rollicking, macabre mystery set in Victorian England.
Books
January 31
“American Dirt” author Jeanine Cummins.

Books editor: It's OK to be angry about a book. It is not OK to threaten its author

If you are angry about Jeanine Cummins’ novel “American Dirt,” that is perfectly fine. If you are one of the people threatening Cummins and…
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January 29
A mother and her two children walk across the Suchiate river bridge as Central American migrants cross the border between Guatemala and Mexico, near C

Review: 'American Dirt,' by Jeanine Cummins

FICTION: A mother and son make a harrowing journey through Mexico to try to escape a drug kingpin's vendetta.
Books
January 28

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION 1. Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens. (Putnam) In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman…
Books
January 27
Junauda Petrus. Photo by Carlos Gonzalez, Star Tribune

Twin Cities writers honored with American Library Association Youth Media Awards

Brenda J. Child, Junauda Petrus and Dawn Quigley are honored for their debut novels for young people.
Books
January 27

Review: "The Open Heart Club," by Gabriel Brownstein

NONFICTION: A captivating account of the daredevil Minnesota pioneers of open-heart surgery.
Books
January 27

Wonder Woman comic books heat up before this year's big movie sequel

With "Wonder Woman 1984" arriving June 5, the Amazing Amazon should have a good year. Heck, she's already having a really impressive month.January saw the…
Books
January 26

REVIEW: 'Consider This,' by Chuck Palahniuk

Consider This: Moments in My Writing Life After Which Everything Was DifferentBy Chuck Palahniuk. (Grand Central Publishing, 256 pages. $27.)Chuck Palahniuk, the eccentric bestselling novelist…
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January 25
Marlon James. Photo by Mark Seliger.

Marlon James, Kao Kalia Yang among finalists for Minnesota Book Award

Veteran writers Marlon James, Kao Kalia Yang, Bao Phi and David Treuer are among those in the running for the annual awards.
Books
January 24
Paul Yoon

Review: 'Run Me to Earth,' by Paul Yoon

FICTION: A coming-of-age story set during the Vietnam War traces the fates of a group of young people from Laos.
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January 24
Author Louise Erdrich.

Don't Miss: Celebrating 100 years of the ACLU with Louise Erdrich, Brenda Child and others

One hundred years ago — on Jan. 19, 1920 — the American Civil Liberties Union was formed by a group of visionaries, including Helen Keller…
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January 24
Kate Weinberg

Review: 'The Truants,' by Kate Weinberg

FICTION: A gripping debut about friends who fall under the spell of their maverick teacher.
Books
January 24
Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

Review: 'Children of the Land,' by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

NONFICTION: A moving memoir of life as an undocumented immigrant.