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: BARK! BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK!

When Angus suddenly started barking at strangers on the walk, we had to nip it in the bud. But how?


Review: 'The Electric Woman,' by Tessa Fontaine

NONFICTION: After her adventurous mother is felled by a series of strokes, Tessa Fontaine runs off to join the circus in this thrilling, moving memoir.


The Puppy Chronicles: Back to school and please don't bark at anyone, Angus

After breezing through puppy kindergarten, Obedience 1 loomed as a bigger challenge.


Bookmark: American booksellers heading abroad

I hear that Italy is beautiful in the spring. Hans Weyandt is about to find out. Weyandt, manager of Milkweed Books in downtown Minneapolis, is…


Pen Pals lecture series announced; will bring in Amor Towles, Lauren Groff and more

Amor Towles, Lauren Groff, Min Jin Lee and others coming to Hopkins this fall and next spring.


Workshop on publishing brings big-name authors to the University of St. Thomas in June

Publishing workshop brings authors and agents to the St. Thomas campus in June.


Display your books at home any way you want — just don't do this

It's suddenly all the rage to display your book collection with the spines turned inward.


The Puppy Chronicles: If you want peace in your life, train your dog to love its crate

Crates are not the answer for every dog. But if your dog loves its crate, you — and the pup — are very lucky.


Novelist Lesley Nneka Arimah, poet Bao Phi, cartoonist Steve Sack win Minnesota Book Awards

It is a mark of how accomplished Minnesota’s writing community is that many of the winners of this year’s Minnesota Book Awards were honored for…


Independent Bookstore Day is a 12-hour party for Twin Cities book lovers

If you’re anything like me (and good luck to you if you are), every time you go to a bookstore it feels a little like…