Laurie Hertzel | Star Tribune
Senior Editor | Books

Laurie Hertzel oversees book reviews and book news for the Star Tribune. She is the author of a memoir, "News to Me: Adventures of an Accidental Journalist" (University of Minnesota Press 2010) and sits on the board of the National Book Critics Circle.


The Puppy Chronicles: Angus gets a chance at freedom

Someone opened our side gate while we were at work, and the dogs took off at a dead run.


'Monkeewrench' co-author continues series without mom: 'I miss her so much'

Minnesota writer Traci Lambrecht is carrying on after the death of her best friend and partner in crime — mom P.J. Lambrecht.


Club Book to bring in David Grann, Peggy Orenstein and other writers for fall season

The Club Book lecture series brings in David Grann, Peggy Orenstein and other writers.


Bookmark: 4 summer books you might have missed

Summer whizzes by, books get buzzed about, noted on “best of” and “to be read” lists, and then — blammo! — the talk turns to…


Sally Field & Dessa anchor an eclectic lineup of authors for Talking Volumes at Fitzgerald Theater

Oscar winner and local hip-hop star join Rebecca Traister, Leif Enger and Alexander McCall Smith.


Readers offer sensible ways to organize their books

Would you arrange your books with the spine facing in? Here's what readers had to say.


The Puppy Chronicles: Angus reunites with his brother

When we found out that Angus' brother lived just a few miles away, we knew they had to meet. But would they recognize each other?


A St. Paul lake will once again be home to a floating library

The Floating Library returns to Lake Phalen for a fifth year of books on the water.


The Puppy Chronicles: Angus heads Up North and almost doesn't make it

We were sure Angus would like the North Shore, if we could just persuade him to get in the truck.


These 10 books capture the feeling of northern Minnesota

Gwen Danfelt, manager of Drury Lane Books in Grand Marais, has come up with a list of books to put your mind Up North even if you can't be there yourself.