Books
November 5
SJ Sindu

Review: 'Blue-skinned gods,' by SJ Sindu

SJ Sindu has imagined a fascinating premise for her novel exploring identity, family, community and the tensions that arise among them: A boy born with…
Books
November 5
Myriam J.A. Chancy

Review: 'What Storm, What Thunder,' by Myriam J. A. Chancy

A powerful, emotionally rich novel about 10 individuals affected by the earthquake in Haiti in 2010.
Books
November 5
Bookmark: Readers absolutely love their book clubs

Bookmark: Readers absolutely love their book clubs

A while back, I wrote a column in which I dithered about joining a book club. I belonged to a book club about 20…
Variety
November 2
Macalester College Prof. Duchess Harris has “deep concerns” about a Texas lawmaker’s investigation of 850 books, including four she wrote.

Minnesota authors land on list of 850 books targeted by Texas lawmaker as 'distressing' for students

They include Macalester Prof. Duchess Harris, who expressed "deep concerns" about the investigation into Texas school districts having books that deal with race, sexuality and other issues.
Books
November 1

Review: 'Riccardino,' by Andrea Camilleri, translated from the Spanish by Stephen Sartarelli

Tuesday Read: Montalbano says farewell in the lovably quirky novel 'Riccardino'
Books
October 29

Review: 'Murder at Mallowan Hall,' by Colleen Cambridge

Books in brief
Variety
October 29

READERS RECOMMEND BOOKS

"Syria's Secret Library: Reading and Redemption in a Town Under Siege," by Mike ThomsonIn Daraya, a city devastated by Syria's civil war, a group of…
Variety
October 29
William Kent Krueger outside his home in St. Paul. The stories he tells, mostly, are mysteries.

Bestselling St. Paul author William Kent Krueger doesn't claim to be a writer: 'I'm a storyteller'

The latest in his Cork O'Connor mystery series brings him to the Fitzgerald Theater Wednesday.
Books
October 29

Review: "What Just Happened" by Charles Finch

The intermittent observations of an L.A. novelist as he maneuvers through the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Books
October 29
Edward Dolnick photo by Lynn Golden

Review: 'The Writing of the Gods,' by Edward Dolnick

A wide-ranging look at the discovery and decoding of the Rosetta Stone, which catalyzed our understanding of hieroglyphs and ancient Egypt.
Books
October 29
Gary Shteyngart

Review: 'Our Country Friends,' by Gary Shteyngart

Gary Shteyngart's rollicking, playful new novel skewers the mores of cultural elites during a pandemic shutdown.
Books
October 29

Audiobooks

3 great new audiobooks for your weekend road trip – and beyond
Books
October 29

Minnesota poet Jim Moore confronts the modern world with a wise and compassionate eye

REVIEW: In his eighth poetry collection, Moore asks the reader to invest care in the present moment and the people around us.
Variety
October 29

Excerpt: 'Lightning Strike,' by William Kent Krueger

Cork was deep in thoughts so terrible that he didn't notice at first the sound in the trees. Or rather, the lack of sound. Usually…
Books
October 29
Ai Weiwei

Review: '1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows: A Memoir,' by Ai Weiwei

A remarkable and important memoir of one of China's most prominent social activists.
Variety
October 25
Katie Couric

Review: Katie Couric's gossipy new autobiography reads more like a vendetta than a memoir

The former CBS anchor burns bridges in her book 'Going There,' which comes out Tuesday.
Books
October 25

Review: 'Carry On,' by John Lewis

From a civil rights icon, reflections on history and advice for today's activists.
Variety
October 24

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
Sarah Ruhl

Review: 'Smile,' by Sarah Ruhl, and 'Flesh & Blood,' by N. West Moss

NONFICTION: Two remarkable memoirs about illness avoid self-pity, embracing humor and wisdom instead.
Inspired
October 22
Jessica Nordell’s new book, “The End of Bias: A Beginning,” came out in September.

Minneapolis author seeks understanding by studying 'unexamined bias'

Jessica Nordell's "The End of Bias" dives deep to help us transform ourselves and our world.