Books
November 6
Ellen Cooney

Review: 'One Night Two Souls Went Walking,' by Ellen Cooney

FICTION: A hospital chaplain counsels patients who are near death.
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November 6
Kao Kalia Yang

Review: 'Somewhere in the Unknown World,' by Kao Kalia Yang

NONFICTION: An intimate look into the journeys of refugees living in the Twin Cities.
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November 4
Chris Fischbach in his office at Coffee House Press.

Minneapolis' Coffee House Press 'parts ways' with its longtime leader

After starting as an intern 26 years ago, Chris Fischbach rose to become publisher in 2011.
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November 3

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION 1. A Time for Mercy, by John Grisham. (Doubleday) The third book in the “Jake Brigance” series. A 16-year-old is accused of killing…
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November 3
Spike Carlsen

Minnesota author shares how to find joy in 'A Walk Around the Block'

NONFICTION: Spike Carlsen's new book sheds light on the extraordinary in the ordinary.
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November 2
Nancy Jooyoun Kim photo by Andria Lo

Q&A: Nancy Jooyoun Kim on 'The Last Story of Mina Lee'

FICTION: A debut author talks about how her family's separation after the Korean War shaped her fiction.
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October 31
Boxes of books to both keep and give away.

Bookmark: Releasing books is a joyous thing to do

It all started with a crack in the wall. Years ago, during a remodel, my husband and I moved a doorway. Now, 20 years, later,…
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October 31

Review: 'The Kids Are Gonna Ask,' by Gretchen Anthony

The Kids Are Gonna Ask By Gretchen Anthony. (Park Row, 416 pages, $14.79.) Delving into one’s family history is all the rage these days. So…
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October 30
Corey Sobel

Review: 'The Redshirt,' by Corey Sobel

FICTION: Debut novel "The Redshirt" brings to vivid life a closeted gay football player.
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October 30

Quarantine Read: Readers recommend 'Broadsword Calling Danny Boy'

“Broadsword Calling Danny Boy: Watching ‘Where Eagles Dare’ ” by Geoff  Dyer When Geoff Dyer was 10, his favorite film was “Where Eagles…
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October 30
Riva Lehrer

Review: 'Golem Girl: A Memoir,' by Riva Lehrer

NONFICTION: Artist Riva Lehrer's memoir "Golem Girl" is a vibrantly visual exploration.
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October 30
N. Scott Momaday

Review: 'Earth Keeper: Reflections on the American Land,' by N. Scott Momaday

NONFICTION: Pulitzer Prize-winning Kiowa writer N. Scott Momaday's essays honor the relationship of Indigenous and all people to the Earth.
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October 30
Nicole Krauss

Review: 'To Be a Man,' by Nicole Krauss

FICTION: Smart, sad and funny explorations of identity and purpose, and of tradition embraced or thwarted.
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October 30
Author Rachel Joyce

Review: 'Miss Benson's Beetle,' by Rachel Joyce

FICTION: In this swashbuckling adventure, a middle-aged schoolteacher upends her dreary life in 1950 England for a dangerous quest to find a rare beetle.
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October 27

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION 1. The Return, by Nicholas Sparks. (Grand Central) A doctor serving in the Navy in Afghanistan goes back to North Carolina, where two…
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October 26
Louise Erdrich reads from her new novel, "The Night Watchman," in March. Photo by Star Tribune Richard Tsong-Taatarii

The next Minnesota book club pick: Louise Erdrich's 'Plague of Doves'

E-books and audiobooks are available for free downloads from the public library.
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October 25

REVIEW: 'His & Hers,' by Alice Feeney, and 'The Residence,' by Andrew Pyper

His & HersBy Alice Feeney. (Flatiron, 304 pages, $27.99.)Since Gillian Flynn's "Gone Girl," the domestic thriller in which male and female partners take turns seeing…
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October 23

Review: 'Bestiary,' by K-Ming Chang

FICTION: K-Ming Chang's debut novel sets the immigrant novel on its head — and gives it a tail.
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October 23
Don DeLillo photo by Joyce Ravid

Review: 'The Silence,' by Don DeLillo

FICTION: Don DeLillo's lean new novel imagines a near-future catastrophic event that echoes other traumas in the American psyche.
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October 23

Quarantine Read: Readers recommend Jane Austen and John Steinbeck

I was reading “Catastrophe,” a nonfiction book about a super volcano eruption that led to the bubonic plague reaching the Mediterranean for the first time…