Leif Enger's lifelong loves gave wings to his third novel, but it almost never saw the light of day.
FICTION: Kate Atkinson's novel about a member of MI5 in midcentury London is rife with Shakespearean references.
The best thing about fall is the annual lineup of writers coming to the U, Mankato's Good Thunder Reading Series and the Twin Cities Book Festival.
HeartlandBy Sarah Smarsh. (Scribner, 304 pages, $26.)The subtitle of Sarah Smarsh's "Heartland" is "A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country…
FICTION: An acclaimed French writer chronicles the tiny steps that led to great catastrophe.
NONFICTION: Memoir by actress never comes together, but it's not like she didn't warn us.
NONFICTION: John Kaag's lucid and moving autobiographic encounter with philosophy.
NONFICTION: Reporters unravel schemes of financier at heart of Malaysian scandal.
The previous week I'd driven up-shore to a popular lookout to photograph a distant storm approaching over Lake Superior. It was a beautiful storm, self-contained…
FICTION: The second book in a planned trilogy is a vivid stand-alone tale of life in Hatchet Inlet.
The winner will be announced Oct. 16 in London
Known primarily as a hip-hop artist, Dessa's latest release comes from a New York City book publisher.
Smith, 29, is the youngest poet ever to win the award, which carries a $13,000 prize.
FICTION 1. The Fall of Gondolin, by J.R.R. Tolkien. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Thousands of years before the events of “The Lord of the Rings,”…
NONFICTION: A tough-minded and clear biography concentrates on ex-president's stumbles as well as successes.
Don’t Quit Your Day Job By Michael Fedo. (Holy Cow! Press, 135 pages, $15.95.) Good reviews, Michael Fedo will tell you, do not necessarily…
‘Laurentian Divide’ In Minneapolis novelist Sarah Stonich’s sequel to “Vacationland,” a widower is set to remarry, but one of the townsfolk goes missing. (Due…
“Farewell, Fred Voodoo,” by Amy Wilentz. We mostly hear about Haiti when Mother Nature wreaks havoc. But it is a place with a long-honored…