Variety
October 22, 2021
Kevin Boyle photo by Victoria Getis

REVIEW: 'The Shattering,' by Kevin Boyle

NONFICTION: A lively popular history of the 1960s.
Books
October 22, 2021
Torbjorn Ekelund Jorn H. Moen

REVIEW: 'A Year in the Woods,' by Torbjorn Ekelund, translated from the Norwegian by Becky L. Crook

NONFICTION: A Norwegian writer, out of touch with the out-of-doors, spends one night a month camping in the forest.
Books
October 22, 2021

Review: 'Dear Memory,' by Victoria Chang

A lauded poet traverses a path into the past in search of who she is and who she was.
Books
October 22, 2021
Breathe into the Ground

Bookmark: The Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop turns 10

We caught up with workshop founder Jen Bowen.
Books
October 22, 2021

Review: 'Speak, Silence: In Search of W.G. Sebald,' by Carole Angier

A perceptive biography considers a late German writer's distinctive talents.
Books
October 22, 2021

Review: 'LaserWriter II,' by Tamara Shopsin

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TV & Media
October 21, 2021
Brothers Ron and Clint Howard’s memoir, “The Boys,” is about their family story of navigating and surviving life as child actors.

Clint Howard reveals his all-time favorite performances

He and his brother Ron Howard have teamed up for a new memoir.
Books
October 18, 2021

Review: 'The War for Gloria,' by Atticus Lish

'The War for Gloria' is a plainspoken tale of a man finding his way the tough way.
Books
October 15, 2021
Percival Everett

REVIEW: 'The Trees,' by Percival Everett

FICTION: In this dark but witty satire, Percival Everett explores racism, vengeance and the horrors of lynching.
Books
October 15, 2021
Farah Stockman photo by Bella Wang Photography

REVIEW: 'American Made: What Happens to People When Work Disappears,' by Farah Stockman

NONFICTION: Three union workers whose factory closes illustrate the challenges for America's blue-collar workforce.
Books
October 15, 2021
Claire Vaye Watkins photo by Lise Watkins

REVIEW: 'I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness,' by Claire Vaye Watkins

FICTION: A shocking and hilarious novel about a mother who embarks on a bizarre trip.
Books
October 15, 2021
Elizabeth Strout photo by Leonardo Cendamo

REVIEW: "Oh William!" by Elizabeth Strout

FICTION: In Elizabeth Strout's latest novel, the character of Lucy Barton returns and tries to understand her attachment to her troubled ex-husband.
Books
October 15, 2021
Anthony Horowitz Photo by Jon Cartwright

REVIEW: 'A Line to Kill,' by Anthony Horowitz

FICTION: A wealthy playboy is found murdered during a writers festival, and the line of suspects is long.
Books
October 15, 2021
Bookstores are facing supply-chain issues and hope customers will shop early and preorder to ensure they get the books they want.

Bookmark: Order books now for holidays

Supply chain issues are delaying printing and shipping. Order early to ensure you get what you need.
Books
October 15, 2021

DON'T MISS: 'The Electricity of Every Living Thing,' by Katherine May

Don't Miss: 'The Electricity of Every Living Thing,' by Katherine May
Books
October 11, 2021

Review: 'The Dark Remains,' by William McIlvanney and Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin finishes his mentor's novel
Variety
October 10, 2021

Review: 'The Photographer,' by Mary Dixie Carter

The PhotographerBy Mary Dixie Carter. (Minotaur Books, 305 pages, $14.99.) This book is, in a word, creepy. This fun and fascinating take on how far…
Variety
October 10, 2021
John le Carré

Review: 'Silverview,' by John le Carré

FICTION: In a sharp, posthumously published spy novel, an aggrieved agent plots against former allies.
Local
October 9, 2021
Oliver Lyle’s new book is based on his experience with Golden Valley police in 1969, when he sued them over a “pattern of prejudice.” The book i

Jazz musician reflects on historic civil rights lawsuit against Golden Valley police

In Golden Valley, a moment of atonement on the nation's road to racial reconciliation
Variety
October 8, 2021
Martin Drouillard in front of his Indian Stand at Mineral Center on old Hwy. 61 in Grand Portage, Minn., in the late 1930s, one of the stories Linda L

Review: 'Gichigami Hearts,' by Linda LeGarde Grover

NONFICTION: Grover's new memoir is a blend of Ojibwe stories, myth and family history.